Mo Paeng Waterfall is my favourite waterfall in Pai. This beautiful set of falls up in the hills on the outskirts of Pai has everything you need for a day of fun in the sun!
WHERE IS MO PAENG WATERFALL & HOW TO GET THERE
Mo Paeng Waterfall is located 9km west of Pai. From the centre of town it is approximately a 20-minute drive.
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 entrance to Mor Paeng Waterfall
ARRIVING AT MO PAENG WATERFALL
There is no entrance fee to the Mo Paeng Waterfall, just park in the designated parking under the trees and from here it is less than one minute to walk to the base of the falls.
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WHAT TO EXPECT AT MOR PAENG WATERFALL
Mo Paeng Waterfall has more than just one set of falls, in fact there is a collective of swimming holes and two or three smaller waterfalls at this one location. Mo Paeng is the closest waterfall from Pai and the most popular among tourists.
I visited the Mor Paeng Waterfall at around 8:30am after experiencing an unforgettable sunrise at the Yun Lai Viewpoint, another popular point of interest in Pai. There was literally no one else at the falls which surprised me knowing the popularity of Mo Paeng Waterfall.
Drone shot of Mor Paeng Waterfall
Natural swimming pool at Mo Paeng Waterfall
MOE PAENG WATERFALL
I arrived at the main set of falls at Mo Paeng Waterfall which is where the trail from the carpark leads to first. There is a shallow rock pool at the base of these falls, which aren’t that spectacular, to be honest, so don’t get your hopes up here. It was more just a flow of water running down some boulders into this a freshwater swimming hole. However, I explored further downstream and found a larger waterfall gushing down a smooth rock surface into a more inviting rock pool at the bottom. This is where you can find the natural water slide and the reason why many people flock to Mor Paeng Waterfall on a hot sunny day.
The forest that surrounds Mo Paeng Waterfall is green and serene and I just knew I had to fly the drone to get another perspective of it all. From the air, I spotted more waterfalls and rock pools upstream so I had to go and check them out!
There are grass patches and wooden gazebos which is the perfect setting to laze around and lose a few hours at Mo Paeng Waterfall if you have the time. If you are travelling solo it’s the perfect spot to meet and hang out with some other travellers!
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More sets of falls at Mor Paeng Waterfall
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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