Phra That Mae Yen is one of most attractions in Pai
The best view of Pai town and the surroundigs is at Wat Phra That Mae Yen.
Phra That Mae Yen consists of two buildings and a few small golden chedis. In front of the temple entrance and the big Buddha that can be seen all over Pai so you cannot miss it. It is also said to be where you can see a spectacular view of Pai especially during sunset or sunrise.
Phra That Mae Yen has a peaceful, serene atmosphere, suitable for admiring a vast panoramic view of Amphoe Pai. The perfect time to appreciate the scenery is during the dawn, and the sunset. There has been no evidences on when Phra That was built. Within the temple area, there are only Phra Ubosot, and a 3 meter high white bell shaped chedi, with a round pedestal, and the outstanding umbrella shaped top in Burmese style.
From the trailhead, the visitors can choose between two methods to go up there. To illustrate, driving is a comfortable way, or climbing up the Naga staircase (353 steps) is also an interesting way of exercise.
Front of the Phra That Mae Yen temple, You will see beautiful Big Buddha Statute on the hill. Climbed up late afternoon and watched the sun set over the hills. But, don’t worry, because around the area, there are small coffee shops and restaurants for food and beverages.
The white Buddha statue is also gorgeous in the afternoon light. Beautiful view of Pai from above.
How to get there : Transportation from Amphoe Pai in the town, take the route to Tambon Mae-Hee. Then, cross Pai river. Drive straight along the way. You will find a ‘turn left’ signboard, which will lead to Wat Phra That Mae Yen. For more comfortable, you can travel by private which it is comfortable for the group that are elderly and kid.
Address : Phra That Mae Yen, Mae Hi, Pai District, Mae Hong Son 58130, Thailand
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