Probably not a lot of people
will have heard of Amphur Pai, or the Pai district town of
Mae HongSon province, located at almost midway, northeasterly,
between Mae - Tang ( 37 Kms north of Chiangmai ) and Mae HongSon
road, now a properly asphalted and all - weather route, linking
the once isolated bordering Mae HongSon province closer to
Pai can perhaps be described
as a lost city once when normal communication barely existed,
depending only on foot, horse and mule backs and at time bamboo
rafting along the Pai River, to get from places to places.
Due to the existence of a great variety
of hill tribe villages in the proximity, Pai is now reemerging at
an increased activities on commodities and cultural exchanges. The
town can look very colorful and busy on market days while calmness
and tranquility will normally prevail .
It is difficult
to describe the charm of Pai that draw visitors back time and again,
and only to be there by your ownself can tell why.