THE PAI LAND SPLIT – A CRACK IN THE EARTH’S SURFACE

THE PAI LAND SPLIT – A CRACK IN THE EARTH’S SURFACE

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!

WHERE IS THE LAND SPLIT PAI & HOW TO GET THERE

The Pai Land Split is located 7 km south-west of Pai on the same road that leads out to Pam Bok Waterfall and the Bamboo Bridge. The drive to the Land Split Pai should take no more than 20-minutes from the centre of town.

The best way to get around Pai is on a scooter to explore all four corners of the region. Scooters can be rented for a little as 150 Baht per day from one of the many rental stores in the centre of Pai. Alternatively, some accommodations have scooter rentals available 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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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 2018 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 to the Pai Land Split 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 AT THE LAND SPLIT PAI

There is a loop circuit trail around the Pai Land 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 in 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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BEST PLACES TO STAY IN PAI

Pai has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favourite places to stay in Pai to suit budget backpackers and luxury travellers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Pai Island Resort

Mid Range: Rim Pai Cottage

Budget: Spicy Pai Backpackers

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