Doi Inthanon National Park Ban Luang Subdistrict, Thailand

119 Moo 7 Doi Inthanon National Park 50160 , Ban Luang Subdistrict

Doi Inthanon National Park is a popular place among Thais, as well as among tourists who are tired of the heat and love the nature and hiking. The park attracts picturesque waterfalls, cliffs, rock formations and caves with stalactites and stalagmites. You can also try to hike the highest peak of Thailand Doi Inthanon - located at an altitude of 2565 meters. During climbing, about 4 km before the summit, you will come across the picturesque marble towers - chedi. These are monuments erected to commemorate the 60th birthday of the King. There is also a small museum on the Doi Inthanon hill, where you can find information about the species of fauna and flora that can be found in the park. Differences in altitude in Doi Inthanon National Park make you observe different climates and very diverse vegetation. In high mountain ranges, coniferous forests grow, and just below the peak, there is a unique rainforest with beautiful peat bogs, ferns, and rhododendrons. There are about 400 species of birds in the park, as well as many species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and other animals. In addition to the unique flora and fauna, Doi Inthanon Park has five amazing waterfalls, whose foamy waters cross the green slopes of the rocky hills. It is worth getting familiar with the map and seeing each of them. Apparently the most beautiful and largest is the Mae Ya waterfall, whose water flows from a 280- meter steep rock.

Practical information

You can reach the park directly from Chiang Mai by bus, which will take you to the very feet of the Mae Klang waterfall. You can also take a bus going to Hot and get off about 58 km in Chom Tong. From Chom Tong to Mae Klang, songthaews depart regularly. The admission fee is 300 bath for foreigners and 50 bath for Thai people. The fee for a car is 30 bath.

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