Morning, drive from Chiang Mai up north to Pai. On the way, visit Mae Malai market, the local market where you can explore local foods, fruits, etc. Then continue driving to visit Pong Deuid Hot Spring. The Hot Spring, are probably some of the nicest within Chiang Mai province - not at all over commercialized and set within a well-maintained park in a very picturesque wooded valley. Downstream from the bubbling geysers, the rock formations dams and make shallow pools for a pleasant hot soak.
Lunch provided at local restaurant.
Afternoon, drive to Pai district. Pai is a small community, embraced by rolling mountains and enveloped in natural setting that is fresh and beautiful. The atmosphere is clean, pure and warmly welcoming. The different ethnic groups, religious beliefs and languages of the people of plains and the people of the mountains have blended together here to form a unique set of cultural tradition. Visit Wat Nam Hu and Chinese Koumintang village before check-in hotel. Wat Nam Hu, this temple housed Phra Un Muang, sacred Buddha Image in Lanna style, 500 years of age, in the attitude of Subduring Mara (Victory over Mara). The Image's top knot can be opened and contained holy water, revered by local folk. Yunnanese Chinese village of Ban Santichon, this is a village of descendants of migrants from Yunnan who still cherish many aspects of Chinese culture and traditions. Some of the Chinese in Yunnan's village were army evacuated from China 50 years ago. The tourists can see the conservative cultures and traditions of the Yunnan People such as the language, dressing, and specially the Yunnan foods that is admired among the tourists.
Overnight in Pai