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National Park

Doi Inthanon National Park

Location : Chom Thong District
Doi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon National Park The geographical features of the National Park consists of high mountains, including Doi Inthanon, which is the highest mountaintop in Thailand (2,565 meters above the sea level), followed by Doi Huamodluang (2,330 meters above the sea level). Doi Inthanon is the source of many rivers including Mae Klang, Mae Pakong, Mae Pon, Mae Hoi, Mae Ya, Mae Chaem, Mae Khan, and being part of Ping River, where the Bhumipol Dam is situated and generating the electrical power.

Since the National Park is located at 2,565 meters above the sea level, it has cold weather and high humidity throughout the year, particularly on the top of the National Park. In winter, the temperature at the National Park is below 0 °C. And in summer, despite hot weather in central Chiang Mai and nearby districts, it is still freezing on the top of Doi Inthanon and tourists should be prepared with thick clothes.

How to get there:
From Chiang Mai, take route 108 towards Chom Thong District. At km. 57 (1 kilometer before arrive to Chom Thong District) take a right on route 1009 (Chom Thong - Doi Inthanon Road). At km.31 of this road is the Park Headquarter.

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Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park

Location : Fang District
Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
Doi Fa Hom Pok The temperature in this area is approximately 25 degrees Celsius all the year round; it is about 14 - 19 degrees Celsius on November to February, the highest temperature is 39 degree Celsius on April and heavy rain on May to September approximately 1,184 mm. of rain all the year round.

How to get there:
By Car - From Chiang Mai province along the highway 107 (Chiang Mai-Fang) to Fang District. Then along to Fang-Mon Bhin road about 3 km, take a right at Route 4055 to Pong Nam Ron village. It is 8 km to the Park Headquarter.

By Bus - There are air buses from Bangkok to Fang and Chiang Mai to Fang directly-this is the service of the Transport Company Limited and Private Sectors. There also are buses from Fang District to the Doi Fa Hom Pok National Park Office, the distance is 10 km.

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Doi Suthep-Pui National Park

Location : Mueang District
Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
Doi Suthep-Pui National Park Doi Suthep-Pui used to be known as Doi Oi Chang. Its new name comes from the name of a hermit, Prarusiwasuthep who lived at Doi Suthep-Pui was a protected forest. In 1973, The Royal Forest Department decided that Doi Suthep and 13 other forest areas in the country should eventually be national parks. The Royal Forest Department sent Mr.Panya Boonsomboon to survey the area.

After that, the national park committed decided that only forest in good condition should be included in Doi Suthep-Pui National park and areas occupied by villagers should be excluded. In 1981, as the 24th national park of Thailand which encompasses 161.06 square kilometers. The following year, an additional 100 square kilometers were annexed to the park, bringing the total to 261.06 square kilometers.

Doi Suthep, Doi Buakha and Doi Pui are the three main peaks in the park. The highest peak, Doi Pui, rises to 1,685 meters above mean sea levels. Because of the high altitude, the weather on the upper slopes of the mountains is cool and pleasant all year even in hot season, average temperature is about 20 - 23 degree Celsius. In the cool season, the air is cold and clear. Temperature can drop as low as 6 degree Celsius in February, August and September are the wettest months with rain falling daily.

How to get there:
By Car - From Bangkok use highway no.1 and turn to highway no.32 (Asia) you will pass Ayuthaya, Angthong and Nakhon Sawan. Then use highway no.1 pass Lampang and turn left to Chiang Mai. It takes you about 696 kilometers from Bangkok.

By Plane - 2 Airlines are operate daily flights to Chiang Mai from Bangkok. For more details, please contact 0 2545 2678 in Bangkok and 0 5321 1044-7 or www.thaiairways.com From Chiang Mai Airport, the minibus can be fined to come to Doi Suthep-Pui National Park.

By Train - State Railways of Thailand provide service from Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok to Chiang Mai 7 times everyday by three classes the operate from 06.20 - 22.00 hrs. There are the Rapid, Sprinter and Special express. Minibus there can be hired to come to the park. For more details, please contact: Bangkok’s Principal Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) at Tel. 0 2223 7010 or 0 2220 4334 and Chiang Mai Railway Station at Tel. 0 5324 4795, 0 5324 2094, 0 5324 7462 or 0 5324 5363-4

By Bus - The transport Co.,Ltd. Provides bus services both ordinary and air-conditioned. Leave from Mor Chit Bus terminal 2 everyday. And For more details, please contact: Mor Chit Bus terminal in Bangkok at Tel. 0 2936 3666 or 0 2537 8055 ) and Chiang Mai at Tel. 0 5324 2664.

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Doi Wiang Pha National Park

Location : Chai Prakan District
Doi Wiang Pha National Park
Doi Wiang Pha National Park
Doi Wiang Pha National Park Doi Wiang Pha is to be announced as a national park covering the areas of Mae Fang National Conserved Forest in Sridongyen Sub-district, Maetalob Sub-district, Chai Prakarn District, Mae Kha Sub-district, Fang District, Chiang Mai Province, and the left side of Mae Lao National Conserved Forest in Pa Daed Sub-district, Srithoi Sub-district, Thakor Sub-district of Chiang Rai Province within an approximate area of 583 square kilometers or 364,375 rai.

The geographical features of the National Park consist of high mountains, extending northwards, which are regarded as the boundary between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces. Doi Wiang Pha is the highest mountain of the National Park, at the altitude of 1,834 meters above the medium sea level. Most of the areas are water-source forests for major gullies, particularly Fang River and branches of Lao River such as Mae Fangluang Gully, Mae Fangnoi Gully, Yangmin River, etc.

The weather at the National Park can be divided into 3 seasons including rainy season (May-October), when it rains heavily in September, winter (November-February), when the weather is cool and ideal for travelling, and summer (March-April), when the weather is rather hot.

How to get there:
From the city of Chiang Mai, you may take Highway No. 107 to Chai Prakarn District. At Baan Mae Khi (km 125), make a right hand turn and go straight on for approximately 10 kilometers to the National Park’s office.

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Huai Nam Dang National Park

Location : Mae Taeng District
Huai Nam Dang National Park
Huai Nam Dang National Park
Huai Nam Dang National Park Huai Nam Dang National Park is situated on top of the ridge of hills and the same range as Chiang Dao mountain range. The highest peak-Doi Chang peak (at 1,962 metres above sea level) is the vital source of important streams which flow into the Pai river, Ping river, and Taeng river.

The climate is comfortably pleasant. The average year-round temperature is 20 °C, dropping to 8 °C in October to February and soaring to 12 - 28 °C on March to April. The wettest months being May to September.

How to get there:
By Car - Start at Chiang Mai province. Huai Nam Dang National Park is situated on the road number 1095 at Km. 65-66. It located about 109 kilometers northwest of Chiang Mai on the way to Mae Hong Son province. Several buses leave Chiang Mai’s buses station each day and cover the journey in about three hours.

For private car, take road number 107 north about 37 kilometers to Mae Malai Market, from where the road number 1095 turns left and head for the hills for about 65 kilometers. Then a right turn leads just 6 kilometers from the park checkpoint to the Headquarter.

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Khun Khan National Park

Location : Samoeng District
Khun Khan National Park
Khun Khan National Park
Khun Khan National Park The geographical features of the National Park consist of high mountains (500-1,708 meters above the medium sea level). Doi Pung-kia is the highest mountaintop (1,708 meters above the medium sea level), which is the source of Mae-khan River and Mae-Chaem River flowing into the Ping River.

The weather at the National Park is cool and breezy throughout the year. The average highest temperature is 28 °C; the average lowest temperature is 18 °C; and the average year-round temperature is 23 °C; meanwhile, the average rainfall is 1,380 mm/year.

How to get there:
From the city of Chiang Mai, you may access the National Park in 2 routes, including Route 1: You may take Highway No.107 (Chiang Mai - Fang) for 16 km until reaching Mae Chaem District, then make a left hand turn to Highway No.1096 (Mae Rim – Samoeng) and go straight on for 35 km until reaching Samoeng District Office.

Route 2: You may take Highway No.108 (Chiang Mai - Mae Sariang) for 10 km, then, make a right hand turn before reaching Hang Dong District and go straight on Highway No.1296 for 48 km until reaching Samoeng District Office. From Samoeng District Office, go straight on Ror.Por.Chor. Road (Samoeng - Watjan) for 18 km until reaching the temporary office of the National Park.

Tourist Attractions:
  • • Pha Mae Chaem Km.36-55 Viewpoint
  • • Pha Samoeng Km.24-25 Viewpoint
  • • Pha Sam-na

Mae Takhrai National Park

Location : Doi Saket District
Mae Takhrai National Park
Mae Takhrai National Park
Mae Takhrai National Park Mae Takrai National Park covers the areas of San Kamphaeng District and Doi Saket District of Chiang Mai Province within an approximate area of 1,114 square kilometers or 696,250 rai. The National Park is the source of Ping River, consisting of high mountains and having major valuable plants and wild animals. Prominent natural tourist attractions of the National Park include waterfalls, cliffs, artesian spring, reservoirs, etc.

The geographical features of the National Park consist of high mountains, at the altitude of 400-2,031 meters above the medium sea level. The National Park has Class 1 rain forests and limestone mountains situated in the area of Ping Basin. Within the areas of the National Park, mixed forests can generally be seen, meanwhile, virgin forests grow thickly along the riversides and the rain forests.

The weather at the National Park can be divided into 3 seasons including rainy season (May - October), winter (November - February), and summer (March - April).

How to get there:
You may travel to Mae Takrai National Park by taking the route from the city of Chiang Mai to Doi Saket District, on Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai road (no.118 road) about 33 - 35 km.

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Mae Tho National Park

Location : Hod District
Mae Tho National Park
Mae Tho National Park
Mae Tho National Park The geographical features of the National Park consist of steep mountains (400 - 1,699 meters above the medium sea level), extending northwards in the same mountain range of Doi Inthanon. Mountains in the northern part of the area are about 20%-40% steeper than those in the southern part. The average altitude of the area is 1,000 meters above the medium sea level. Doi Kio Rai-mong is the highest mountaintop (1,699 meters above the medium sea level), located at Ban Pang Hin-fon, Mae Chaem District. Meanwhile, the National Park’s office is located at the approximate altitude of 1,200 meters above the medium sea level.

The weather at the National Park can be divided into 3 seasons including the rainy season (May-September) with the highest temperature of 25 °C and the lowest temperature of 10 °C; winter (October-February) with the highest temperature of 20 °C and the lowest temperature of 4 °C; and summer (March - April) with the highest temperature of 30 °C and the lowest temperature of 12 °C. The average year-round highest temperature is 27 °C and the average year-round lowest temperature is 8°C. And the average rainfall at the National Park is 1,030 mm/year.

How to get there:
From the city of Chiang Mai, you may take Highway No.102 (Chiang Mai - Hot) for 89 kilometers until reaching Hot District, then take Highway No.108 (Hot-Mae Sariang) passing the Op-luang National Park’s office for 54 kilometers until reaching Ban Kong-loi, then make a right hand turn to Highway No.1270 (Ban Kong-loi - Ban Maetho) for 16 kilometers until reaching a branch road. Then, make a right hand turn to the National Park’s headquarters, which is located approximately 500 meters away from the branch road.

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Mae Wang National Park

Location : Doi Lo District
Mae Wang National Park
Mae Wang National Park
Mae Wang National Park Complex mountainous of Tanonthongchai hill range that is lying along north-south line. 400-1,909 m high above msl, Doiphatang is the highest mountain, moreover there are the others mountain which fall down high and they are the main sources of 3 streamlines as Nammaejam, Nammaewang and Nammaeteun that tributary to Maenamping.

From the influent of southwest monsoon wind that brings moisture and rainy cloud so it causes of the season. Summer runs in March to May, rainy runs in June to November and cold season runs in December to February. Average temperature all year long is 20 °C, dropping at 10-14 °C. average rain amount is 2,000-2,100 ml/year.

How to get there:
From the city of Chiang Mai use highway number 108 (Chaing Mai-Hot) to the south about 21 km then turn right to Maewang sub district by use Rorporchor road number 12039 and 10240 (Meawin-Maekeaw) and about 36 km will get to National Park Headquarters.

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Op Khan National Park

Location : Hang Dong District
Op Khan National Park
Op Khan National Park
Op Khan The geographical features of the National Park consist of high and low mountains, extending from mountains in the area of Mae Chaem District, Chaing Mai Province. The majority of mountains in the National Park are not much high. And "Yod Khun Tien" is the highest mountaintop of the National Park, at the altitude of 1,550 meters, followed by "Doi Khun Huay Prachao" at the altitude of 1,443 meters, and "Doi Khun Win" at the altitude of 1,424 meters above the medium sea level, etc. The National Park is the source of major rivers and gullies flowing into Ping River including Nan River, Lan River, Tien River, Win Gully, Mae Toa Gully, Mae Kamin Gully, Lah Luang Gully, etc. Most areas of the National Park are mountains at the average altitude of 800 meters above the medium sea level. There are small plains along rivers and gullies, including hillside plains where villages are situated.

The National Park has the tropical weather condition, i.e., summer is the longest period of the year. The weather is rather hot in summer and cold in winter. And there are frequent, short rains in the rainy season.

How to get there:
You may take the routes around the area of the National Park, which are used as borderlines of the National Park, including Highway No. 1269 (Hang Dong-Samoeng), Ror.Por.Chor. Road No. 12066 (Samoeng-Borkaew), Ror.Por.Chor. Road No. 12040 (Borkaew-Maehey), Ror.Por.Chor. Road No. 12039 (Maehe-Sobwin), Highway No. 1103 (Sobwin-Sanpatong).

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Ob Luang National Park

Location : Hod District
Ob Luang National Park
Ob Luang National Park
Ob Luang National Park The Mae Chaem River was originally called the "Salak Hin". The river created a big but narrow canyon, which is called Op Luang. The rocks and cliffs are subject to erosion by the strong currents of the river and have formed the canyon and strangely shaped rock formations. The water has to force its way past rocks and boulders obstructing the course which is a magnificent sight.

From 1966 to 1991 the park was administered as a forest park. After more surveys by the Royal Forest Department it was gazetted, in 1991, as the 68th national park of Thailand. The area supports a wide variety of natural attractions like waterfalls, caves, hot springs and historical sites, which serve people's education and recreation. At present the entirel park measure 553 km2 and is entirely located in the Chom Thong, Hod and Mae Chaem districts, Chiang Mai province, Northern Thailand.

The extensive, north-south running, mountain range of the park is the same as the range Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain of Thailand. The park receives a monsoonal climate and has three distinct occasional heavy thunderstorms and strong winds.

How to get there:
By Car - Traveling from Chiang Mai, take the road number 108 to the town of Hot district. At Hod take the Hot-Mae Sariang road. After 17 kilometers you will reach the park headquarters. Total distance from Chiang Mai is 105 kilometers.

By Bus - By the public transportation you can take the Bangkok-Mae Hong Son line (both ordinary and air con.). The bus passes the park headquarters.

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Pha Daeng National Park

Location : Chiang Dao District
Pha Daeng National Park
Pha Daeng National Park
Pha Daeng National Park The area, in general, consists of complicated mountains. The main mountains in the east part, almost sedimentary rock, are Doi Thumglab, Doi Huatoe, Doi Khunhuay Sai, Doi Phadang, Doi Thum Ngob and Doi Danfak. The main mountains in the west part, covered by forest, are Doi Khampra, Doi Pukphukka, Doi Lekjee, Doi Sankiew-khompra, Doi Kiew Who Lom, Doi Tuay and Doi Yang klor. In the middle of the high mountain ranges, north and south between Huay Mae Jok and Hnong Kheaw Village, is the low-land which has low mountains, for examples, Doi Thummyung and Doi Khunpao. And in the west part, the highest area about 400-1,800 meters above sea level, has Doi Pukphukka, about 1,794 meters above sea level, be the highest mountain. There is heavy rain because the area is influenced by southwestern monsoon.

The temperature is quite hot in summer and cold in winter with the lowest temperature about 7.5 degrees Celsius, and the highest temperature about 26.7 degrees Celsius. There is heavy rain in rainy season approximately 1,838.5 mm. of rain all the year round with the heaviest rain in August.

The area has not been suffered by the weather except some time in winter which has heavily windy rain come with hail in which can destroy the local orchard and cause wild water blowing down heavily. The wild water is too much so that can damage the communication in the area and the nearby area.

How to get there:
Route 1: The first choice uses the road no. 107 (Chiang Mai - Fang) and then use the asphal road adjacent to the National Park at the Ban Ping Kwong (KM. 83) Chiang Rai and then make a turn at Ban Tab Tao intersection (KM. 118) of Jaiprakarn Sub-district.

Route 2: The second choice, please ride on the road no. 1178 (Muang Ngai intersection section at KM. 79, Ban Na Wai at KM. 24 which is the asphal road, about 24 kilometers long. And from Ban Na Wai at KM. 24 to Ban Muang Na is the compressed soil road which is 34 kilometers long and can be use all year long.

Route 3: The third choice takes a compressed soil road of Kor. Por. Ror. Klang which about 10 kilometers long. Then drives to Ban Huai Dan (KM. 99 intersection on the road no. 107)

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Si Lanna National Park

Location : Mae Taeng District
Si Lanna National Park
Si Lanna National Park
The park is surrounded by the valleys and a mountain chain lies from north to south. The source of Mae Ngad reservoir is along with several brooks and creeks, which water rushes down from the valleys to Mae Ngad reservoir. Southwest of the brooks, the water rushes down to Mae Ping River.

The weather is three season such as ; Rainy season - from May to October. Winter - from November to February. Summer- from March to April.

How to get there:
Start at Chiang Mai province, getting to Sri Lanna National Park use the road number 1001 from Chiang Mai travel to Mae Taeng forest, Mae Ngad forest and Phrao District. At km. 79 Ban Pradu, Maepung Sub-district, Prao District there is an intersection to the park Headquarters and Mon Hin Lai Waterfall.

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