Wat Phra That Mae Yen
You can see it from most places in town, and the White Buddha high on the hill isn’t only a religious shrine, it also offers some of the best views over Pai!
Once you cross the bridge heading out of town keep following the road until you are about 2km out of town, and you’ll see the path to the top.
There are 353 steps to reach the White Buddha, and while it might be tiring, the vistas from the top are always worth it.
Time your trip to be at the top for sunset and you’ll quickly fall in love with the entire valley changing colours right before your eyes.
Make sure you take water with you, and even though the temperature can be hot keep in mind that you still need to show respect to Buddha by covering up.
It’s difficult deciding what to see in Pai, but the White Buddha is a Pai must-see!
Opening hours: 6 AM – 6 PM
Mae Hong Son 58130