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When visiting the north of Thailand, hardly anyone misses adding Chiang Mai to their lists. This land of misty is vastly known for its scenic nature, and the colorful city lights. And yes, if you are a nature lover, you are definitely looking at the right place. Here at Chiang Mai, located the highest mountain of Thailand “Doi Inthanon”. Trekking up this stunning mountain peak, you would not only get to see the breathtaking view of the city from the top, endless things are there for you to discover along the way, from the serene waterfall to sunrise viewpoint. So let’s find out the real treasure hidden among this wilderness at Doi Inthanon National Park.

Established in 1954, Doi Inthanon National Park is popularly known as “the Roof of Thailand”. With its 2,565 metres Thailand’s highest mountain peak, so much more are offered to the visitors. Here, apart from being a wildlife preservation area, it is also a place of King Inthawichayanon commemoration. This 7th ruler of Chiang Mai and Lanna was one of the conservationists who attempted to preserve the forest area of the north. His ashes are in a small shrine located near the sign “Thailand’s Highest Spot”, so don’t forget to take a look when you reach the peak! If you are looking for more trails of Doi Inthanon’s recent history, take a visit to the Royal Chedis of Doi Inthanon Park. Here, you will come across the twin chedis, built for the celebration of King Rama IV and Queen Sirikit’s 60th birthday. Take a walk among the charming decoration of colorful flowers, and cross the lovely bridge across the pond.

Of course, visiting this scenic mountain top, you definitely come here for nature. Here are the highlights we suggest you do not skip! Wachirathan Waterfall or the famous Rainbow Waterfall is a must-visit. At Wachirathan Fall, the shade of rainbows can be found lighting through the flowing water especially in the wet season. The place is easily accessed from the main road as well. So, get your walking shoes out and come find the stunning colorful spectrum! Before, having an enchanted sunset watch on the mountain top, how about walking on a movie-like natural trail? At Pha Dok Siew nature trail, you can witness the peaceful scenery and abundant wildlives. However, not so many visitors know about this spectacular park. So come explore in your secret journey!

Getting to Doi Inthanon National Park is relatively easy using the mainroad, with only a 300THB entrance fee. However, this enchanted wilderness is located 1.50 hour away from Chiang Mai downtown. So, if you’d love to have a fun road convo and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way, how about traveling with a Local Expert who will pick you up and show you the charming spots? Be worry-free and cherish your memorable trip!

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Yes, coming to one of the coolest spots in Northern Thailand, you would not want to come back with no cool pics! At Wachirathan Waterfall, walk up the side trails and get your snaps with stunning backdrop. If you have some time whilst trekking along Pha Dok Siew trail, visit the hilly rice terrace farm and strawberry field at Ban Mae Klang Luang Village. If you need some drinks to freshen you up before hiking the peak, here, you can try the homemade arabica coffee, all made by the villagers!

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