Yun Lai Viewpoint is arguably the best sunrise viewpoint in Pai.
Located a short 15 minutes from the center of Pai and the stunning Mo Paeng Waterfall, Yun Lai offers beautiful sweeping views of the valley!
I have put together this complete guide to visiting Yun Lai Viewpoint Pai including how to get there, entrance fees, and what to expect when you arrive!
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Let’s start this guide with everything you should know about Yun Lai Viewpoint Pai, such as the location, how to get there, and more.
WHERE IS YUN LAI VIEWPOINT?
Yun Lai Viewpoint is located 6km west of Pai. From the center of town, it’s approximately a 15-minute drive.
HOW TO GET TO YUN LAI VIEW POINT?
The best way to get to Yun Lai Viewpoint is on a scooter or car.
Scooters can be rented for as 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 a security bond.
Don’t forget to purchase travel insurance, especially when riding on the roads in Asia.
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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HOW MUCH IS THE YUN LAI VIEWPOINT ENTRANCE FEE?
- Yun Lai Viewpoint Entrance Fee: 20 Baht
- Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from dawn to dusk
ARRIVING AT THE YUN LAI PAI VIEWPOINT
You want to aim to arrive at the viewpoint between 6 am – 6:30 am with some spare time before sunrise.
From the jump-off point, follow the pathway through the beautiful entranceway that leads up to the viewpoint.
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT YUNLAI VIEWPOINT
Yun Lai Viewpoint Pai is a massive draw for tourists so it was very busy when I visited. My guess is that there were around 50 people crowded around on the grass field and the bamboo viewing deck waiting for the sunrise Pai.
It was a bit overwhelming at first, trying to find a quiet spot amongst the crowds to enjoy the sunrise in Pai, so we perused the area and found a trail that led down to some flower fields directly beneath the bamboo viewing platform and we scored this epic spot all to ourselves.
The viewpoint itself offers incredible panoramic views of the surrounding mountainous region and the township of Pai in North Thailand.
The sun began to rise and filled the valley with golden rays and the low-lying fog started to clear, revealing the vast green landscape below!
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There’s also a cafe on-site that serves up hot coffee and baked goods, the perfect treat while waiting in the dark for the sun to rise.
On top of that, there are half a dozen bungalow accommodations and tent sites available to book for a night or two which would be a pretty awesome view to wake up to.
Regardless of the large number of tourists that visit this viewpoint each morning, there are still secluded and quieter spots to be found in the flower fields beneath the main viewing platform for a better sunrise experience.
Yun Lai was hands-down my favorite location in the region to watch the sunrise, so be sure to add it to your list of things to do in Pai – I guarantee you won’t regret it!
Also, note that Mo Paeng Waterfall is located just about 15 minutes away, and I highly recommend you head there too and make the most of your time in town!
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 to have as a base for exploring Yunlai Viewpoint.
Luxury: Reverie Siam
Mid Range: Rim Pai Cottage
Budget: Pai Country Hut
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WHAT TO PACK FOR PAI
When visiting this Pai view point, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you:
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FINAL THOUGHTS – YUN LAI VIEWPOINT PAI
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