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Temple on the Hill (Wat Phra That Mae Yen), Pai

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
Climb, bike, or drive up to Temple on the Hill (Wat Phra That Mae Yen), an old temple of unknown origin looking out on mountains, valleys, and rice fields. If trekking up the 353 steps doesn't appeal, take the road to the hilltop by bicycle or car. The temple complex includes two buildings as well as a few diminutive golden chedis. A graceful white Buddha greets you, along with some smaller, colorful statues. Pack water and a hat if you're opting to hike or cycle. With our international travel planner, Pai attractions like Temple on the Hill (Wat Phra That Mae Yen) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Enjoyed the view from the top once we got there. Be aware that there will be many steps to climb in order to get to the actual Buddha statue. The Buddha can be seen all around the Pai area as it is qu...  read more »
  • The big bodha is in repairs but still you can go there to pass a few moments. Be aware that there are about 250 stairs to go there so not suitable for movement challenged people. 
  • מקום מהמם לראות את השקיעה. .. לא לעצור בחניון הראשון להמשיך בנסיעה למעלה אחרת זכיתם בעוד 100 מדרגות. .. שווה ביקור. 
  • If you make your way to Pai, you need to go up the mountain to where the white Buddha sits. The view is spectacular, and the tranquil atmosphere will leave you breathless (as well as the stairs)
  • This is an essential destination when visiting Pai. The white Buddha is simply breathtaking. A perfect place to visit early in the morning to get some peaceful meditation in. Breathtaking views! Bring some water, the steps can be a little taxing on a hot day.
  • Nice short climb to great views and a beautiful sculpture. Remember to wear appropriate clothing and remove your shoes at the top!
  • Great views at the top. The big white buddha is finished I'd say. There are many stairs to go up and these seemed incomplete when we visited, but you can go up easily. Free of charge.
  • Spectacular view on Pai and the valley, especially at sunset. Come a bit early, it's very popular! Absolutely worth the climb up the >300 steps of the stairs ;-)
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