Pai has had an amazing transformation the last few years & is one of the number one tourist destinations in North Thailand. Some people don't like the radical transforamtion & for awhile I thought like that too, but I too have changed & I still really like Pai - or at least in the off season. What makes Pai so special? The valley. The fresh air. The Pai River. The rolling hills & roads. The easy going lovely Shan people. The meandering rural back roads through the valley connecting the vikllages & their hill top temples. The easy slow pace & general lack of fast noisy traffic. Pai is a great place to relax & hang out in. In town there are scores of delightful little cafes & shops. And at dusk with the right light it is a wonderful place to stroll around & take photos. Here are a few I've snapped the last few weeks endeavouring to re-map Pai city & environs. Almost Famous Bar Enjoy, take your time & chill out in Pai. It's cool.