Doi Inthanon National Park has an area of 480 km2 and, beyond the natural beauty, many reasons of interest for the visitors. With the highest peak in Thailand ,with 2565 meters of altitude, the area is also inhabited by several tribes that still maintain ancestral lifestyles today.
Doi Inthanon is a natural paradise with several trails, perfect for those who enjoy hiking and exploring nature. You can explore the park with a map or also hire a guide if you feel the need.
Near the summit there are two Chedis, with carved images and painted murals, dedicated to the royal family. The view from this location is stunning, especially on clear days which, unfortunately, are not as frequent as in other areas of Thailand. Here, due to the altitude, temperatures are considerably lower, so we advise you to be take a jacket or a hoodie. Especially if you intend to explore the park with a scooter.
This is perhaps the ideal option, since there are several villages that deserve a visit and a scooter would help you a lot reach them in a easy way. Khun Ya Noi or a Karen Village (Ban Mae Ab Nai), are places where you can witness a unique and colorful lifestyle.
If you want to explore Doi Inthanon National Park for more than a day, there are options as a camping park and chalets. The nearest villages are also an option to stay.
The entrance fee for this park is 300 Bath ($9,5 8€).
From 6 am to 6 pm.
Location and how to get to Doi Inthanon National Park:
To go from Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon you must follow the road 108, towards Chomthong. After 57 km turn right onto Highway 1009. Then follow this road for more 31 km and You’ll get to entrance of the park. This journey takes about an hour and a half.