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Temple on the Hill (Wat Phra That Mae Yen)

Across the river from Pai, Pai, Thailand
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Do it for the view

The big Buddha itself is indeed big. It's a nice Buddha, but there is not much to do. Just enjoy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bever007
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Great view

A big Buddha at the top of the hill. Thats about it. Not gonna change your life, but the view is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon J
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Across the river from Pai, Pai, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The big Buddha itself is indeed big. It's a nice Buddha, but there is not much to do. Just enjoy the great view over the city Pai.

Thank Bever007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A big Buddha at the top of the hill. Thats about it. Not gonna change your life, but the view is gorgeous.

Thank Simon J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very quiet site to visit. There is a lot of steps to get to the Buddha but the view is great. If you’re in the area, it’s a nice place to check out.

Thank hoeguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked here from Pai . It's an easy 1 mile walk along the road. If you are riding you can ride to the car park in the grounds, if you walk you have 2 flights of stairs to go up before you reach the Wat....More

Thank GarfieldDorset
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was the first place I visited when arriving in Pai. It was a good idea because going up the 400 steps gave you an amazing view of Pai. After spending time in the crowded city of Bangkok and lively Chiang Mai, it was really...More

Thank Kristy A
Reviewed 25 August 2017

My partner and I rode our hire bikes up and were pleased to find the attraction was scarce of tourists. Plenty of space to take in the view and cultural vibes which was lovely. Great view over and surrounding Pai. Lots of steps but well...More

Thank matt_tags
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Stunning views of Pai! Many many steps buy totally worth it! Went after dark and only about 3 other people there! Breathtaking!!

Thank HolidayFan123456789
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A good experience, we had a walk trough the temple and at the statue of the Big white Budda. recomended

Thank Caio O
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing views of the valley. However, there lacks some history and culture of the place and how it originated.

Thank pioletdefusta
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The Buddha still has some construction going on but it is still beautiful to look at and still visible. The view is definitely worth the small climb of stairs. I ended up sitting there for hours because of it. I'd advise you to visit in...More

Thank Jennifer A
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Jordan B
4 December 2016|
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Response from Raelene H | Reviewed this property |
No, you need to climb the stairs. However the view is better from the small temple at the bottom of the staircase.
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Jenny K
27 December 2014|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
Hi It's pretty much as per the answer above. Cross the bridge take the left fork. It's pretty easy to find if you have a sense of direction.mone thing I found was even if you took a wrong turn you almost always managed to... More
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