THE PAI LAND SPLIT – A COMPLETE GUIDE

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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 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 center of town.

HOW TO GET TO THE PAI LAND SPLIT

The best way to get to Pai Land Split 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 LAND SPLIT PAI

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LAND SPLIT PAI ENTRANCE FEE

The entrance fee at Pai Land Split is by donation only.

Opening hours are Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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 at 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 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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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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Pai Travel Guide: 10 Things To Do In Pai

Krabi Travel Guide: 5 Best Beaches in Krabi 

 

AIRBNB THAILAND

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

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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 Land Split Pai, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

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