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Good morning, Pai in the mist, Thailand             แสงสีทอง | by Opass Putcharoen
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Good morning, Pai in the mist, Thailand แสงสีทอง

Pai is a small town in northern Thailand's Mae Hong Son Province, near the Myanmar border, north of Chiang Mai on the northern route to Mae Hong Son. It lies along the Pai River. The town has thesaban tambon status and covers parts of the tambon Wiang Tai of Pai district. As of 2006, it has a population of 2,284.

Pai was once a quiet market village inhabited by Shan people (ethnic Tai whose culture is influenced by Burma), but nowadays Pai primarily thrives on tourism. Well-known among backpackers for its relaxed atmosphere, the town is full of cheap guesthouses, souvenir shops and restaurants.

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Taken on January 9, 2010