The Land Split Pai is one of the most unique locations I have been to and a fascinating story to go with. Here is all you need to know about the Pai Land Split including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect!
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WHERE IS THE LAND SPLIT PAI?
The drive to this location should take no more than 20-minutes from the center of town.
HOW TO GET HERE
The best way to get to the Land Split Pai is on a scooter.
Scooters can be rented for a little as 150 Baht per day from one of the many rental stores in the center of Pai.
Alternatively, some accommodations offer scooter rentals for around the same price. A money deposit or passport is generally required for insurance purposes.
If you aren’t confident with riding a scooter, you can hail a songthaew (pick-up truck with bench seats) to get from A to B. Make sure to agree on a price with the driver first before jumping in the back.
At the bottom of the split
LAND SPLIT PAI ENTRANCE FEE
The entrance fee is by donation only.
Opening hours are Monday to Sunday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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The entrance and ticket office
THE STORY BEHIND THE PAI LAND SPLIT
What once was a sustainable crop farm is now somewhat of a large crack in the earth’s surface due to an earthquake in 2008 that tore a local man’s backyard in half.
Could you imagine something like this happening to your property overnight? It would be pretty surreal and frightening. But instead of the local man grieving over his lost crops and income source, he oversaw the fact and has since turned his Split Land into a tourist attraction.
When I arrived, I was welcomed by the Friendliest Thai man I have ever met. He was quick to offer me a cold cup of homemade hibiscus juice, some banana chips with hibiscus jam, steamed sweet potato chunks, and some seasoned nuts.
He didn’t ask for money though there is a donation box to pay as you feel. I wish I had got his name, but I can tell you that he is a very generous man and wishes for everyone to have an enjoyable and memorable experience on his property.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
There is a loop circuit trail around the split that leads through beautiful gardens and fruit tree plantations before arriving at the almighty crack!
The Land Split is around 3 meters wide and 11 meters deep and there is the option of walking around the top of the split or down at the bottom of the split itself.
The Pai Land Split may not seem impressive to some but I think the fascinating story behind it and the hospitality of the landowner is more than enough reason to add this location to your list of things to do in Pai.
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Exploring the Land Split Pai
WHERE TO STAY IN PAI
Pai has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Pai Island Resort
This is one of the best 5-star accommodations in Pai with a dreamy setting in the forests. Featuring a pong, well-kept gardens, restaurant and bar, free wifi, and airport shuttle services. Each Suite is fitted with fine beddings and furnishings, gardens, patios, minibar, air conditioning, and outdoor bathtub. Recommended for couples, families, and friends.
Mid Range: Rim Pai Cottage
Rim Pai Cottages are 3-star accommodations framed by beautiful mountains and the Pai River. Centrally located on Pai’s famous walking street, this property features a restaurant, infinity pool, and free wifi. Choose from a double room, family room, villas, or a suite, each fitted with air conditioning, tea/coffee facilities, comfortable beds, private bathroom, and flat-screen tv. Perfect place to stay in Pai for couples, families, and friends!
Budget: Spicy Pai Backpackers
Spicy Pai Backpackers is the most popular budget accommodation in Pai. Great place to stay for solo travelers, couples, and friends! This property is surrounded by mountains and rice fields, featuring a common area, communal kitchen, and free wifi. Choose from either a dorm room, private bungalow, or a quadruple king-size room with bed linen and towels. A complimentary breakfast is also included for all guests!
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Another option for accommodation is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.
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