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Pai is a small town in northern Thailand‘s Mae Hong Son Province near the Myanmar border, about 146 km (91 mi) northwest of Chiang Mai on the northern route to Mae Hong Son. It lies on the Pai River. It is a small hippie town nestled between the mountains that are decorated with lush green fores. The town has thesaban tambon status and covers parts of the tambon Wiang Tai of Pai district.
Pai was once a quiet market village inhabited by Shan people (ethnic Tai) whose culture is influenced by Burma. Today, Pai primarily thrives on tourism. Well-known among backpackers for its relaxed atmosphere, the town is full of cheap guesthouses, souvenir shops, and restaurants. Pai is the type of place that you'll plan to visit for a couple of days and then move on but once you get there you'll get sucked in, fall in love and want to stay forever. In the environs of the town are spas and elephant camps. Further outside of town, there are several waterfalls and a number of natural hot springs varying in temperature from 27-93 °C (80–200 °F).
from Chiang Mai, if you take a minibus the trip takes about 3 hours. You will notice that the landscape will change beautifully on the way.