Sai Ngam Hot Spring In Pai – A Complete Guide

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Sai Ngam Hot Spring is one of my favorite locations in Pai to spend a few hours away from the city center. This beautiful hot spring is surrounded by a lush, green forest inside a national park just 25-minutes north of Pai.

I have put together this complete guide to Sai Ngam Hot Spring including how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.

 

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WHERE IS SAI NGAM HOT SPRING?

Sai Ngam Hot Spring is located 17km north of Pai. From the center of town, it’s approximately a 25-minute drive.

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

sai gnam hot spring map

 

HOW TO GET THERE

The best way to get here 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.

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sai ngam hot spring, pai hot springsCrystal clear waters

 

SAI NGAM HOT SPRING ENTRANCE FEE

National Park Entrance Fee: 230 Baht per person

Sai Ngam Hot Spring Entrance Fee: 200 Baht per person

Parking Fee: 20 Baht per vehicle

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

 

ARRIVING AT SAI NGAM

As you turn off the main road to head down to the hot spring, you’ll be stopped at a checkpoint at the beginning of the national park to pay the 230 Baht National Park Fee.

This cost was far more than what I expected to pay to swim at a hot spring but I had just driven 25-minutes to get here, so I reluctantly handed over the money to the gatekeeper.

From this checkpoint, follow the road for another 5-minutes to reach the hot spring. The road is very steep and hilly so please use caution.

At the jump-off point, there is a ticket office where you’ll have to pay the 20 Baht fee to go swimming in the natural hot pools.

In total it cost 460 Baht (USD$15) for the two of us… It definitely isn’t the cheapest attraction but I must say that as soon as I jumped into the hot springs, there were no complaints!

sai ngam hot spring, pai hot springsThe entrance to the hot spring

sai ngam hot spring, pai hot springsHaving a float

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

These stunning hot springs feature a 3-tiered cascading natural hot pool, the top one being the hottest at 34-degrees Celsius.

I could have spent hours floating around in this crystal clear hot spring. The water temperature was just perfect!

If you have an underwater GoPro camera, you’re going to want to put it to use! I don’t think I have ever seen a freshwater spring as transparent as the Sai Ngam.

There is a timber seating area off to the side of the springs to hang out and change rooms/toilets are located at the gate entrance.

Also, if you want to buy some snacks and drinks there are some small stall vendors that line the street near the car park.

sai ngam hot spring, pai hot springsSmall cascading waterfall

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.

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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!

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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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AIRBNB PAI

Another option for accommodation is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions, please drop me a comment below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

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