Pai Thailand, when you really want to relax and get away from it all in an artsy way
North West of Chang Mai is beautiful little Pai, Mind you i was here 4 years ago and i went on the OFF SEASON(Beginning of March) with little to no annoying western trashy tourist to keep me from enjoying the quiet nature. A small cool hip artist town with a great little artist night market along one of its road. Beautiful campy temple to go at night in the heart of the city.
This place might not be for everyone, again this is when i went about 4 years ago i say this because its a very chill laid back place. With some party seen involved if you stay in the town. The kind of place you go to when your not in a tourist hurry. They do have drinking places, and some clubs. Its one of my rules never to stay close to any town that has clubs or bars that cater to annoying Westerners because for the most part it means the music will be a bit to loud for my flavor. So be careful ware you stay and when you go.
Rent a scooter drive around. Great interesting places to visit on the outskirts of town.
I stayed at The Countryside Pai hotel, great cheap bungalows to stay at(see picture) And also great way to chill at night or see the sunrise & read a book. All the rooms have stairs that go to a deck on the roof. Awesome place to have a drink and watch the sun go down or rise.(see link below to view more photos)
Again dont stay in the main town but in one of the surrounding places.
For more Information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pai,_Mae_Hong_Son