Where is Doi Inthanon National Park?
One of the most popular daily trip from Chiang Mai is visiting Doi Inthanon. Nice pictures and not too expensive price convinced us to buy this trip. Doi Inthanon is not far from Chiang Mai, if I remember correctly it took less than 1 hour to get there by van.
What is there to do?
Doi Inthanon National Park is a natural beauty, consisting mountainous terrain blanketed by lush tropical forests and dotted with mighty rivers and majestic waterfalls. The park’s protected status makes it a sanctuary for a wide range of animal species and it is perhaps the best place in Thailand for bird watching.
Doi Inthanon is a popular destination for visitors to the region, not only for its natural beauty, but for its historical significance as well. Chedis (monuments) dedicated to Their Royal Majesties, The King and Queen, can be found atop the peak of the mountain.
The highest peak in Thailand
The highest peak in Thailand, Doi Inthanon rises to a height of 2565 meters above sea level. This altitude means that temperatures on Doi Inthanon are refreshingly brisk year round and regularly dip below freezing during the cool season (October to February).
Visiting Doi Inthanon Park was a good idea. We could see beautiful waterfalls, nature and what is the most imposrtant be in place where you finally don’t feel the huge pollution. The difference was unbelievable- at the highest peak we could see blue sky, what almost never happens in Chiang Mai (much lower level).