THE BAMBOO BRIDGE PAI – A COMPLETE GUIDE

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The Bamboo Bridge Pai, also known as Boon Ko Ku So, is an 800-meter long bridge that stretches over a field of lush rice fields in the Mae Hong Son region. You don’t want to miss out on visiting the Bamboo Bridge Pai as it’s one of the most popular attractions in the area!

 

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WHERE IS THE BAMBOO BRIDGE PAI

The Bamboo Bridge Pai is located 11km south-west of Pai on the same road that leads out to Pam Bok Waterfall and the Pai Land Split.

The drive to the Bamboo Bridge Pai should take no more than 25-minutes from the center of town.

HOW TO GET TO THE BAMBOO BRIDGE PAI

The best way to get to the Pai Bamboo Bridge 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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PIN LOCATION OF BAMBOO BRIDGE PAI

 

Bamboo Bridge Pai

The entrance to Bamboo Bridge Pai

BAMBOO BRIDGE PAI ENTRANCE FEE

There is a 30 Baht admission fee to be paid at the entrance to the Bamboo Bridge Pai.

Once you’ve received your ticket from the lady you are good to go.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT BAMBOO BRIDGE PAI

There are a few things to do at the Bamboo Bridge Pai such as grabbing some food and coffee from the cafe on top of the rice fields, feeding the fish in the small pond, visiting the Buddhist temple and of course bouncing along the bamboo bridge from one end to the other.

The best time to visit the Bamboo Bridge Pai is in the rainy season, July to November, when the rice is long and lush.

Visiting outside of the rainy season you can expect to see brown and yellow fields but the scenery is still very beautiful nonetheless. The mountainous backdrop at the Bamboo Bridge Pai makes for great photo opportunities.

The Bamboo Bridge Pai can get quite busy during the day so if you want to experience this location without the crowds, aim to get there between 8 and 9am.

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bamboo bridge paiThe coffee shop at the Bamboo Bridge Pai

bamboo bridge paiBamboo swing at the Bamboo Bridge Pai

 

BEST PLACES 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 in Pai to suit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers. 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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MY CAMERA GEAR

• DSLR Mirrorless Camera: Sony A7ii 

• Drone Camera: DJI Mavic Pro 2

• GoPro: GoPro Hero 8 Black

• Everyday Lens: Sony F2.8 24/70mm

• Camera Bag: Lowepro Protactic 31L

• Selfie Stick: Sandmarc Metal Edition 1.2m 

• Tripod: Joby Flexible GorillaPod

• GoPro Dome: Underwater GoPro Dome

• Power Bank: Anker Powerbank

• External Hardrive: WD Elements 4TB

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR THAILAND?

• Waterproof Phone Case: Universal Waterproof Case

• Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

• Rain Jacket: North Face Rain Jacket

• Water Shoes: Slip-on Water Shoes

• Day Bag: Nomatic 20L Day Bag

• Power Adapter: Universal Power Adapter

• Packing Cubes: 4 Set Packing Cubes

• Microfibre Towel: Quick Dry Travel Towel

• Travel Insurance: World Nomads Travel Insurance

• Money Belt: Hidden Money Belt

 

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and If you have any questions about Pai Bamboo Bridge, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

 

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