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... hammocks and large cushions spread around. The hippy vibe is definitely a thing here, but you can immerse yourself in it as much as you want. There were some people walking the streets barefoot and looked like they'd been there for a long time and couldn't get away, but if that's how they roll?! The peace and tranquility of the place is kept in check with all the bars and restaurants closing by 11.30pm - leaving the main street like a ghost town after that, only ...
... in. We got into the car a final time to head back to Chiang Mai. Again another wonderful day and one of the best experiences of the trip so far. Sunday was our rest day. We had a bit of a lie in and grabbed an early lunch and got a taxi up to a temple on the top of a hill looking out over Chiang Mai. The view was pretty phenomenal and you could see for miles. However the temple was slightly underwhelming. We caught our taxi back down and went to the walking street. We got ...
... and although the waterfall wasn't amazing, it was in a really nice setting with caves and interesting rocks. We then headed back to Pai taking some more pictures on the way back. We decided to have a relaxed night so got some street food to bring to our room and then watched a film. An overview of Pai Pai was somewhere I originally wasn't bothered visiting but Dave wanted to and had heard good things (thank you Dave!). I had heard it was full of hippy types, lots of ...
... a real street market. Calm, and not overcrowded like our recent experiences. It was fun and we did a lot of walking. Hungry, we bought a plate of Pad Thai from a stall and sat and shared it. Then Amanda had a container of strawberries, and I had a big local sausage. We finished off with some small spring rolls. Dinner 125 baht. Strolled a bit more and Amanda bought a cute little cloth hat for winter, made by local tribespeople. 150 baht. When we arrived here ...
... drinking cold beers and thinking that they have invented travelling. However, they arrive in aircon buses, and not with sore bums and aching backs as we did.
As we departed the next morning, we called into a traditional Chinese village which was not very convincing. We did see a plastic Great Wall of China, so if we don't get to Beijing in February, at least we will have ticked that box and a cheesy photo to prove it.
Other places to stay in Pai
245 Moo 1 Chaisongkram Rd, Pai | 4 star hotelfrom $46
119 Moo 2, Tambol Wiangnuer, Pai | 3 star hotelfrom $29
65 Moo 3, Pai | Hotelfrom $26
13 Moo 4 Rungsiyanon Rd, Pai | Hotelfrom $16
87/1 Moo3 Viang Tai, Pai | Hotelfrom $10