Pai River

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Coordinates: 19°08′45″N 97°32′40″E / 19.14583°N 97.54444°E / 19.14583; 97.54444
Pai River
Pai river, north of Pai, Mae Hong Son, Thailand.jpg
Pai River near Mae Hong Son
Countries Thailand, Burma
States Mae Hong Son Province (Thailand), Kayah State (Burma)
Source
 - location Daen Lao Range, Pai District, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand
 - elevation 1,170 m (3,839 ft)
 - coordinates 19°27′0″N 98°29′20″E / 19.45000°N 98.48889°E / 19.45000; 98.48889
Mouth Salween
 - location Punghsa-se, Kayah State, Burma
 - elevation 111 m (364 ft)
 - coordinates 19°08′45″N 97°32′40″E / 19.14583°N 97.54444°E / 19.14583; 97.54444
Length 180 km (112 mi)
Map of the Thai highlands

The Pai River (Thai: แม่น้ำปาย, RTGS: Maenam Pai, Thai pronunciation: [mɛ̂ːnáːm paːj]) originates in the mountains of the Daen Lao Range, Pai District, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand. The river flows first in a N/S direction and then in an E/W direction down to Mueang Mae Hong Son District and across the Thai/Burmese border. The river tributes the Salween River in Kayah State, Burma. It is 180 kilometres (110 mi) long.

The Pai river is popular for whitewater rafting and offers several options.[1] Rapids on the river vary from class I to class V on the International Scale of River Difficulty and everything in between. The Pai river offers a scenic view of mountain forest and many choose to camp along the quiet river banks.

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  1. ^ Rafting in Pai river

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