Chiang Mai or “Nop Buri Nakorn Pink”, the former capital of the Lanna kingdom, is considered an area of nature, cold weather, and diverse culture. Being a hub of several ancient realms, Chiang Mai has been a center of exchanging knowledge, religions, architecture, and commerce for centuries. This facet has created the unique Lanna characteristics. Read more
The name was changed from Fha Hom Pok National Park because of the name of a high hill at Dan Lao Moutain Range. The highest hill in the park is about 2285 meters above sea level. On the top of the hill, there is granite and a shallow layer of soil. It is quite windy all the year. and the ridge road being parallel with the border of Thailand-Myanmar. Read more
Doi Ang Khang is a part of Dan Lao mountain range along the border of Myanmar and maintains year round cool temperatures. Mountain mists can be always seen here and the place is perfect for winter plants. Apart from the first Royal Project of Winter Plant Research Station, which was founded in 1969, you can also see and learn about the interesting cultures of hill tribe people. Read more
Doi Thung is a high peak of the Nang Non Mountains in Amphur Mae Fah Luang. Doi Thung has 93,515 rai of forest area and is 1,630 meters above sea level. At this height, the weather is cool and chilly all year round. Doi Thung is now a preservation area after restoration work commissioned by the Royal Grandmother. Read more
Purchase handmade products and admire Lanna art when the whole street is turned over to pedestrians. It is truly a heaven on earth when Ratchadamnoen Road in Chiang Mai is transformed into a walking street on Sunday evenings. This allows you wonderful opportunities to shop, enjoy cultural performances and try tasty local food. Read more
Wat Chiangmun is one of the most respected temples of the Lanna people who believe that long life and good fortune will be brought upon those faithful who pay the temple a visit. This place of worship is believed have been built by Phya Mungrai and the name signifies the security and stability of the town. Wat Chiangmun is situated on Rachapakinai Road, Sripoom Sub district, Mueng District, Chiangmai. Read more
Built outside the city wall by Phya Mungrai, Wat Chiang Yuen represents long life and the endurance as the name suggests. All of the ancient kings of Chiang Mai visited and paid respects to the Omniscient Buddha here before entering the city through Chang Puek Gate. Originally the temple was named “Wat Teekacheewitsaram” which means the temple of long life. Held sacred by every local; the rite of prolonging life was generally performed here. The temple is on Maneenopparat Road, Sripoom Sub district, Mueng District, Chiangmai. Read more
Sri Lanna National Park was announced as the 60th national park in 1989. The national park is about 53 kilometers from Chiang Mai Province. It encompasses 1,406 square meters covering Prao District, Mae Taeng District, and Chiang Dao District. The office of Sri Lanna National Park is near Mae Ngad Somboonchon Dam a great spot to take a boat trip. There are numerous attractions in the park such as forests, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, and caves. Read more
Excited about the hot spring at Pong Dueat Pa Pae (Huai Nam Dang National Park), you will experience the highest temperature of hot spring at 99 degrees. It is like watching a spectacular natural show for humans as same as the biggest Geyser Hot spring of Thailand. Pong Dueat Pa Pae is one of the natural therapy destinations for healthy people. Read more
Doi Thung is a high peak of the Nang Non Mountains in Amphur Mae Fah Luang. Doi Thung has 93,515 rai of forest area and is 1,630 meters above sea level. At this height, the weather is cool and chilly all year round. Doi Thung is now a preservation area after restoration work commissioned by the Royal Grandmother.
Doi Thung has the most convenient road compared with other routes up to each mountain peak. Tourists can choose to stay in the city of Chiang Rai and drive to Doi Thung in the early morning. The tourist attractions on Doi Thung are separated into three zones; Doi Thung palace, Phra Tat Doi Thung and Mae Fah Luang tree garden.
If you love to drink coffee, you should not miss the Doi Thung Café. Try the Arabica coffee, which is a commercial crop that the villagers cultivate to replace the growing of opium carried on in previous days. The Doi Thung Development Program chooses good grades of Arabica coffee to grow on the mountain and in the forest. For this reason, the coffee is very good quality which makes the Doi Thung Café very popular among visitors.
There are also macademia nuts which is another commercial crop compensating for opium. The Doi Thung Development Program hires the villagers to collect the seeds and transform them into various products. They are sold at all branches of Doi Thung Café.
Apart from the popular Doi Thung Café, Doi Thung Lifestyle is another store that sells products manufactured from the Doi Thung Development Program. All of the products are made by the villagers in this area such as handmade cloth, clothes, home decorations etc. This program has helped the villagers gain a lot more income for their families.
The Doi Thung Development Program is very popular abroad. UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) has granted the “UNODC” logo to be attached and printed on every product from the Doi Thung Development Program.
How to get there
From Chiang Rai take the Paholyothin Road passing Amphur Mae Chan. Before arriving at Amphur Mae Sai at kilometer 870-871, turn left to Highway number 1149 and drive along for around 17 kilometers and you will arrive at Doi Thung.