Pai Canyon in Pai!

Let’s start from the beginning.  When I hired a private driver to show me all the major sites of Pai… I didn’t know I was going to see this!
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Here’s the beginning.  My driver opens the door for me and points up this ramp.  He says walk up 200 meter and you see the canyon.  I just turned and started walking with no real idea of what to expect.  When I got to the top and realized what it was, I said out loud, “Oh my fucking God!”

DSCN4944This is where I really started cursing.  On both sides of the narrow path are sheer drops!  No railing, no safety harness!  Nothing!  I was in my sandals .. and I just sort of scuffled in a circle and went back…

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This is a view of where that path leads.  This canyon makes a circle.  I decided to try going in the other direction.  My vertigo was kicking in full force.

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As I walked along the right side of the ring around the canyon, which is a much wider path, I saw a girl walking along the other scary side!

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This is a picture of the right side, the narrow part right there isn’t so scary because the drop off to the right was shallow.  But I still shuffled carefully in my flippy flops.

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Along the right side of the ring you are provided with great views of the valley of Pai.  I tried to focus on this temple in the distance.  It was just beautiful!
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Another shot of the other scary side…

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At the end of the trail, it started dropping down to a bridge that connects you to the other side… and this is where I happily turned around.

No thank  you!  I was done.

I have a few friends who would have totally walked the full ring and you all know who you are, but that’s just not me!

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And back at the main entrance to the canyon is a sort of look-out tower, so here’s a pic of me enjoying the view!

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