Wat Phra That Mae Yen, Pai

4.0
#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Mae Hong Son Province
Climb, bike, or drive up to Wat Phra That Mae Yen, an old temple of unknown origin looking out on mountains, valleys, and rice fields. If trekking up the 353 steps doesn't appeal, take the road to the hilltop by bicycle or car. The temple complex includes two buildings as well as a few diminutive golden chedis. A graceful white Buddha greets you, along with some smaller, colorful statues. Pack water and a hat if you're opting to hike or cycle. Make Wat Phra That Mae Yen part of your personalized Pai itinerary using our Pai trip itinerary planner.
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  • I booked a tour go around Pai and the tour guide took us here. The atmosphere around were really fresh and make me feel relax. The Buddha statue is very big that I can see from the ground. Go up to...  more »
  • Yes it's a climb but totally worth it. My 80 year old Mom did it no problem. Beautiful Buddha and awesome views.  more »
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  • This spot is really special. You can either walk from Pai which takes around 25 min or you take your scooter. After the last 200 stairs you have a beautiful view over the valley, you might even spot your Hostel! Be aware that the sun will set on the other side of the valley behind the mountains, so sunset will be around an hour earlier.
  • Great place to catch sunset. Pretty ok stairs not that difficult. If a 78 old man can do it I’m pretty sure u can too. Morning was pretty misty so can’t see much at least there is no crowds.

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