Huai Nam Dang
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
Huai Nam Dang: Misty Mountain Views
The Huai Nam Dang National Park is the eighty-first national park of Thailand. Huai Nam Dang is a chain of mountains from north to south in line with Chiang Dao mountain. Huai Nam Dang is from 500 to 1,962 meters above sea level. The highest mountain of Huai Nam Dang is Doi Chang which is the headwater forest. There are numerous streams such as Huai Mae Yen, Huai Mae Hi, Huai Mae Ping, Huai Mae Chok Luang, and Haui Nam Dang. All steams flow together to the Pai River, Ping River, and Tang River. Because of the high mountain range, sylvan evergreen forest, pine forest, and mixed forest can be experienced. The weather of Huai Nam Dang is cool all year and the scenery is spectacular in each season.The charm of Huai Nam Dang is the sunsets over the pine forests. It is very exotic and romantic. There are campfire activities available at night. In addition, the distinctive point of Huai Nam Dang is the sunrise in the midst of white mist. Winter is the best season to experience the wonderful natural surroundings.In the morning, many tourists go to the viewpoint called Doi Kiew Lom viewpoint which is the most popular viewing spot in the park. From here, you can see nine mountains which are Doi Chang, Doi Mae Sala, Doi Lao Wu, Doi Mae Ngum, Dou Khun Khong, Doi Pi, Doi Mae Mue, Doi Muang Khong, and Doi Luang Chiang Dao. The mist covers the lowland, so all you can see is the top of the mountains over clouds contrasting with the color of the sun. It is the most stunning sunrise in Thailand.
Throughout the winter, Huai Nam Dang is the most popular region to experience the mist. You can take photos of the misty hills, but also various kinds of northern flowers. The abundance of pine and mixed forests are very impressive for tourists who love bird watching.There is not only Doi Kiew Lom viewpoint, but also Doi Chang viewpoint which about twenty kilometers from Huai Nam Dang National Park. It is also a great place to see the mountain range and the beautiful mist in the morning. If you have time and a 4WD car, you can go to Doi Sam Muen which is about thirty kilometers from Huai Nam Dang National Park. You will enjoy the dirt track road and be impressed by the beauty of Bua Tong field which blooms and covers Doi Sam Muen around December-January. You can visit here just in winter also.
How to get there
The Huai Nam Dang National Park is located on highway. 1095, km 65-66. Start from the city of Chiang Mai along Highway 107. Go through the gate of Tang Chang Pauek. Head to Mae Rim and Mae Tang District. Before reaching Mae Tang District, turn left to Pai District, Mae Hong Sorn Province on route no. 1095, km 65-66. You can see the junction to Huai Nam Dan National Park.