Doi Inthanon National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติดอยอินทนนท์), nicknamed “the roof of Thailand”, is in the Thanon Thong Chai Range, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand. It includes Doi Inthanon, the country’s highest mountain. Established in 1972, The park is approximately 2 hours from Chiang Mai. It includes Karen and Hmong villages of about 4,500 people. Its elevation ranges between 800–2,565 meters (8,415 ft). Within its borders are a number of waterfalls: Mae Klang Falls, Wachiratan Falls, Sirithan Falls, and Mae Ya Falls.
The park has varied climatic and ecologically different sections. The climate is typically tropical and fairly cool on the summit of Doi Inthanon. In winter the average temperature is 6 °C (43 °F) in January and temperatures can sometimes drop below 0 °C (32 °F). You should be ready or check the weather temperature before visiting Doi Intanon.
Today, the summit of Doi Inthanon is a popular tourist destination for both foreign and Thai tourists, with a peak of 12,000 visitors. In addition to a range of tourist facilities on the summit, there is also a Royal Thai Air Force weather radar station at the summit and the Thai National Observatory (TNO). Chedis (monuments) dedicated to Their Royal Majesties, The King, and Queen pagoda, can be found atop the peak of the mountain.
We book a private car by KLOOK Travel for a comfortable travel tour. Approximately 1 half – 2 hours to the summit from the Chiang Mai city area. The entrance fee for adults is 300 Thai baht also 30 baht if you are using a van, normal car, or motorcycle. And if you are going to King & queen pagoda another 40 baht where you can find a restroom, small shop to buy food and drinks. Maybe it’s gonna be far for you but believe me, it was an amazing and magnificent view on top. And If you are a nature lover this tour is for you. I can say it was very cold so you must prefer yourself, bring a thick jacket or wear long pants. I was ready at that time so it was not hard for me. Or you can check the weather before you go.
- (8 am – 9:30 am) – Promt Condo to Entrance Gate of National Park
- (9:30 am – 10 am) – Up to summit
- 30 mins in the summit
- 1 hour (King & Queen Pagoda) Eat some snacks, drinks, restroom.
- 30 mins (Sirithan Falls)
- 30-45 mins (Wachirathan Falls)
- Lunch (on way back)
- 3:30 Promt Condo
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