If you are in need of public transportation, you have a few options that are detailed in this link - https://www.papaemeditation.org/en/?page_id=33
. If you decide to take the van (which is the most affordable and popular option) then please make sure to reserve your ticket ahead of time as they can often run out. Reserve your ticket from Chiang Mai Arcade to Pai (or vice versa if you are coming from Pai) through this link - https://premprachatransports.com/welcome/
. Pa Pae is about half way between Pai and Chiang Mai, so this is the right route to take.
However, you must clearly tell both the person at the ticket counter and your driver that you want to get off at Aw Baw Dtaw Pa Pae, otherwise, they will pass that stop, since it is not a typical stopping place. This has happened multiple times to previous participants, and it will require you to buy another ticket back the other way. If it is too late, you will have to find accommodation and wait for the following day.
In order to make sure that this doesn't happen, show your driver the sentence in the next section, which clearly says the stop you want to get off at.
Once you get off at the stop, please call P Than at 084-093-8383 and he can come pick you up at the stop and bring you to the retreat grounds. Otherwise, you can follow the signs and walk 1km to our site.
For a simpler process to book a bus from Chiang Mai or Pai and to signal are drivers to pick you up at the Pa Pae bus stop please follow this form