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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Magnificent View of Sunset at PAI CANYON

Located 8km from Pai along the road to Chiang Mai, a paved stairway here culminates in an elevated lookout over high rock cliffs and the Pai valley.

This is one of the most wanted attraction point when you are visiting PAI... You must never never miss out the chance to see the Sunset at this place... Although the place are quite narrow and consider dangerous... but still there some place for you to stand on to enjoy the magnificent Sunset. 
 When the 1st time we was here, we was very unlucky, the sun never appear to our expectation but this time we are here just at the right time and Boom... the sun is showing off his great moment to us...

Remember 2 years back, we still need to climb through a small forest in order for us to reach the peak of the look out point but now and today the Government already built a staircase for tourist to climb out... it take less than 5 minutes walk to reach the Peak... to many people will think that is a smart move, but to me I think after they built the staircase, it already loose it naturally. 

We came after our rest in the Guest house, I step on the gas and finally we reach here just in time... It was about 5:30pm local time... and the sun still not about to off work yet... when we reach the place, we saw many motorbike already park at the parking lot and perhaps they already on the peak waiting for the sunset...

Me and my wife with a hurry and take a deep breath, step by steps climbing up to the peak. On the peak we saw many couples and European friends already here waiting for the Sunset... We just grab a empty space and setup my tripod and camera and start waiting for the great moment.



When seeing these 2 couples sitting there and waiting for the sunset, just a sweet thought pump into my mind... how good if you can be with your love one can enjoy all the sunset round the world...


As what I know, the best season for the sunset over here is at autumn and winter... By that time the sun will shine as perfect as it is...








This will not the end, something interesting would like to share with...
When the time we about to leave after this, there is a older couple just reach with their tour guide perhaps... when they reached, the couple look quite miserable when they found people are leaving and they found nothing is happening after a hard climb for them... so they turn their head and ask the tour guide... Shouldn't have to reached here before the Sunset? The tour guide answer them "yes" with a shy smile on his face... 
So... if you have a chance happen to visit this place... please make sure you are on time...Timing is the Key!

Below are some video which I found on Youtube, just to share with you how the PAI CANYON look like at now of days... 
Sorry for the Language, because it is in Thai, so I not sure what are they talking about but the main reason I share is just show you the Environment of the Canyon. 








Thung Yao, Pai, Mae Hong Son, Thailand