😍Dubbed as Thailand's roof for its height, Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai, covering a massive area of almost 500 square kilometres, can post a big challenge for those wishing to discover the whole place in a limited time. But then again, with some planning, one can still manage to get the best out of this much-loved forests of the Thai north.
Mae Ya Waterfalls, located in the foothills not too far off the highway 108, can be your first refreshing stop. Then you can venture about 30 kilometres up to visit Wachirathan Waterfalls to make it a double-waterfalls day.
Mae Chaem - the tribal village known for their beautiful terraced rice field on the other side of the mountain range - can be your overnight stop especially when your dreams are to wake up to the greenest views of the rain-fresh paddies. Mae Chaem is about 2 hours west of the Wachirathan Waterfalls.
Ang Ka Nature Trail, on top of Doi Inthanon, is known as the gate to the Himalayan Range. Therefore, it features various temperate native species of plants of a lush old forest. Moss-covered, mist-blanketed areas of this whole area make the entire scene dreamy, if not otherworldly.
Doi Inthanon National Park is reopening this August with its lush trails and waterfalls awaiting nature lovers. Let's cherish them all purely and leave no trace behind.
For more information:
Doi Inthanon National Park, T: 053 286 729
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