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Temple on the Hill (Wat Phra That Mae Yen)

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Nice view

Have to climb up like 250 stairs to get there. View is pretty good. Have to wear long pants and... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Cologne, Germany
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Nice for sunset

Went for sunset, was nice. Cover shoulders and knees as this is still a temple. You’ll get sweaty... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Jacob E
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Across the river from Pai, Pai, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This big Buddha statue is on a mountainside overlooking Pai. To get to it you can walk or cycle or go by motorbike if you do not want to do a tour. Go to the end of Walking Street and just after Mountain Bar and...More

1  Thank Robin C
Reviewed 19 July 2018

You need to do it because you are visiting Pai. I have seen a hundred big Buddha statues living in Eastern Asia or I would have enjoyed this more. The view is quite narrow, but decent. There are nicer views elsewhere. I went around 9...More

1  Thank Iteachandtravel
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Have to climb up like 250 stairs to get there. View is pretty good. Have to wear long pants and cover your arms. But on top of it is ‚just‘ the white Buddha

Thank pluzio
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Worth it! No entrance fee and the walk up the stairs is nothing to see the magic at the White Buddha. Highly recommend going for sunset, it’s just a few min drive out of the main town area, wear your temple clothes!

1  Thank TayMarco
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

A giant Buddha that you can see from the town below nestled up in the hills. There was over 300 stairs which are doable for most and there are places to stop and catch your breath if you need to. Sunset there is awesome. He...More

Thank KHillery
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The huge Buddha statue was quite interesting to look at. The steps were quite a climb but nothing too strenuous. Just stop to catch your breath. I went in December so it was quite cooling but it was pretty sunny so I'd recommend you remember...More

Thank Chloe C
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

The buddha is nice and seen from pai city centre. It is up just under 300 stairs, make sure you wear apropriate clothing. There is a possibillity to rent a sarong. Up by the buddha is a great place to sit and watch the sun...More

1  Thank fiona v
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Went for sunset, was nice. Cover shoulders and knees as this is still a temple. You’ll get sweaty going up the stairs, but it’s well worth it!

Thank Jacob E
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We cycled to the top. The hill was very steep. The pure white Buddha is huge and the view from the top of the hill is stunning, all the way into Myanmar. You can also climb the steps or drive to the top. Well worth...More

Thank Dajoma
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The view from here is worth the climb if you are walking. The white Buddha is ok and sunglasses are advised if it's really sunny

Thank Brenton K
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Jordan B
4 December 2016|
Response from Raelene H | Reviewed this property |
No, you need to climb the stairs. However the view is better from the small temple at the bottom of the staircase.
Jenny K
27 December 2014|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
Hi It's pretty much as per the answer above. Cross the bridge take the left fork. It's pretty easy to find if you have a sense of direction.mone thing I found was even if you took a wrong turn you almost always managed to... More