Sri Lanna National Park
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.
Sri Lanna National Park Attractions
Mon Hin Lai Waterfall is on the way up to Mon Hin Kai village. The 100-meter-high waterfall can be visited all year round. It is about twenty minutes to reach the first level of the waterfall. If you want to get to the top, you will have to go by 4–wheel drive vehicle.
Huai Pa Plu Waterfall is small waterfall with seven steps. It is quite convenient because you walk just 15 minutes to the first level of the waterfall.
Pha Daeng Cave is full of stalagmites and stalactites. Inside the cave, the conditions are quite cold and well ventilated.
Huai Khum is good for camping because of the nice shady landscape.
Bua Tong Waterfall – Chetsi Hot Spring is a part of Sri Lanna National Park. It is is quite convenient to get there. Chetsi Hot Spring is at the first step of the waterfall. The area is very relaxing.
Baan Nong Khrok Hot Spring is in the same area as Huai Pa Plu Waterfall. It is a 40-degree hot spring.
Doi Chom Hot is the highest point of the Sri Lanna National Park (1,753 meters from sea level). If you want to go there, you should have at least two days and a night. You can drive from Chiang Mai to the national park by taking route no. 1001. Before arriving at Bua Tong Waterfall – Chesi Hot Spring, change to route no. 1323. About three kilometers before reaching Mae Ngad Somboonchon Dam, the national park is at the dam crest.