Pai is a small town in the northern Mae Hong Son Province, near the Myanmar/Burmese border, about 80km north of Chiang Mai on the northern route to Mae Hong Son. Nowadays thriving on tourism, Pai was once a sleepy market village. Popular with backpackers for its relaxed atmosphere, the town is full of budget guesthouses, trinket shops and cheap restaurants. Close ... More>by Pai are spas and elephant camps while further outside of town, there are several waterfalls and a number of natural hot springs that are extremely popular. Recently, Pai received major infrastructure upgrades including an airport with several daily flights, several small- to medium-size luxury resorts and convenience stores. A favourite attraction, the town's lively Wednesday Market brings large and colourful crowds of local villagers and tribal people from all around the Pai Valley. Accommodation in Pai features Belle Villa Resort, Baan Pai Village, Good Morning Pai, and the Montis Resort.