Come See What The Fuss is All about
Welcome to Pai, your new home away from home amongst the Northern Thai mountains.
Come alone, leave with a family. Our inviting communal area, with plenty of activities to meet other travelers, encourages individuals to become friends with others.
Pai is a small, alternative-lifestyle town in Northwest Thailand. The local population is an interesting mix of Ethnic Thais, Burmese Immigrants, Thai Rastas, Hippie Westerners, and Backpackers/Travelers that decided to stay. Pai has an amazing Music & Art scene, renowned Bamboo Tattoo artists, first-class Western & Thai food, a lively Night Market, and plenty of Bars to wind-down at after a long day of doing nothing!
Soon after its discovery by new generations of travellers, Pai’s reputation as a small slice of jungle paradise in the mountain quickly spread around the South East Asian Traveler Route, Pai’s trademark relaxed atmosphere, the genuine kindness of the people, the beautiful mountain scenery and incredibly cheap yet delicious food began bringing traveller from far and wide.
Despite its considerable development and substantial growth in tourism since its first discovery, Pai still holds its reputation as a chilled out paradise for many to this very day, especially us at Nolo Hub!
A Day In The Life
The #1 Thing To Do in Pai–Nothing!
There are chartered-mini buses (local bus station & Aya Service) departing from Chiang Mai to Pai every hour between 7:30 am and 17:30 pm. The cost is 150 THB (one-way) and the journey takes about 3.5 hours through 762-nauseating turns. The more adventurous can rent motorbikes one-way and take their time enjoying the beautiful views (Aya will drop off your luggage for you in the mini-bus).
“A day spent bathing, feeding and caring for Thailand’s National animal, the Elephant, is a day you will never forget”
A normal day in Pai might look something like this–wake up early to soak in the beauty of the sun as it creeps above the surrounding mountains and sheds light on the beautiful Pai valley. Enjoy a wheatgrass shot & nutritious breakfast at Good Life cafe, in time to participate in their group morning meditation. Rent a motorbike, and cruise through Pai Valley, the surrounding mountains, and the endless rice fields, visiting some local Village Tribes and the Chinese Village. Grab a few Changs and spend the hottest hours at the Mor Paeng Waterfall, sliding off the rocks into the swimming pools. Head over to the Elephant Camps, and feed them some bananas and maybe go for a ride. Relax for a bit at the nearby Hot Springs. Drop in for an afternoon Muay Thai class, or enjoy an afternoon traditional Thai massage. Grab a few Leos or Singhas and enjoy the sunset at Pai Canyon. Wat Prathat Mae Yen or Sunset Restaurant are also great places to enjoy the sunset. Enjoy street food and a fruit shake at the Nigthly Market, and buy some souvenirs and art. Head back to Common Grounds Pai for the best Happy Hour in town, and then enjoy Pai’s amazing music scene by bouncing around all of the great local bars. Most bars close down at midnight, but Follow Me Bar, Bamboo Bar, Don’t Cry are usually the spots for a late-night party!