Wat Nam Hoo is a popular pilgrimage for local people.
Wat Nam Hoo in Pai is an important temple in the area with a sacred Chiang Saen-style Buddha image, called “Un Mueang”. The head of the image is hollow and contains holy water. Behind the temple building and chedi is a memorial shrine for HRH Supankalaya, the older sister of King Naresuan the Great.
Legend has it that the Wat Nam Hoo was built at the wish of King Naresuan for his sister, Supangunlaya. The memorial pagoda of Supangunlaya is located behind the image hall, and photos of her, King Ekatossarot, and King Naresuan are placed in the floating pavilion for people to pay respects. The ashes of the cremated dead and hair of Princess Supankalaya were kept in the pagoda behind the temple.
The legend of the bronze Buddha Une-mueang which some attribute to King Naresuan, who had offered it to his sister before she went to live as a hostage in the palace of the King of Burma, says that holy water sprung from the head of the statue and makes. That is why it is a particularly venerated Buddha image. Believers come to pray and pay homage to its legendary statue, locals strongly believe it to be sacred. The water is drunk to get rid of sickness and misfortune, and in turn bring good luck.
This is great small town with all Chinese in Pai. The small Chinese so call restaurant is serving nice food and cheap compare to night market.
Yun Lai Viewpoint
Yun Lai viewpoint is a beautiful spot to see some breathtaking panoramas of Pai’s landscape. This was our favourite place out of all the things to do in Pai. You’ll find it to the east of town just above the Chinese Village.