By Lauren Ferrone
Published: Monday, July 1, 2019
From exploring fluorescent green pastures to venturing to the top of Thailand for the ultimate view, if you add any one of these destinations to your Thai itinerary, you won’t be disappointed.
1. The grass really is greener in Pai
Location: Pai, Mae Hong Soon Province, northern Thailand
Pai – a tiny town in northern Thailand – is known as an adventurer’s playground.
Tucked deep in a valley surrounded by mountains, Pai is the perfect place to explore by foot.
For a peek at just how expansive the town’s foliage is, climb more than 300 steps to the white Buddha statue. It’s worth the sore calves, especially at sunset when the valleys look their prettiest.
For travellers who prefer to stay on the ground, there’s a strip aptly named ‘the walking street’. Here, you can weave your way through markets selling fresh fruit, knick-knacks and traditional Thai food to fuel your energy.
Feet feeling the burn? Hop on a scooter. Pai is considered one of the safest places in Thailand to learn how to ride. The roads are quiet and there’s hardly any public transport.