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Thailand, Doi Inthanon – The Highest Mountain in Thailand – VIDEO
Anyone who asks me where to from Chiang Mai, Thailand, gets the advice to visit Doi Inthanon national park. I recommend the very same trip also to you.
Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest mountain is situated in the Doi Inthanonpark. Here you can get better grasp of what you can expect from the mountain range spanning between Chiang Mai and the border with Myanmar. It goes further north to China where it jonis the Himalayas. The mountains make the north of Thailand more fun for me than the south where beaches are.
The best attraction in Doi Inthanon is Thailand's highest mountain the peak of which reachs 2565 meters. Thai National Observatory and military/meteorological radar are sitauted right next to the peak. Thus, quite a goodroad leads up there. Every day dozens of vans crowded with tourists set off to here from Chiang Ma 100 km away. you can book a trip here for little over 1000 THB at any travel agency in Chiang Mai.
However, the best way to travel there is by scooter or better by good bike. This gives you greater freedom and about 50 kilometers inside the park where you drive up from about 300 meters above sea level to the very top. This is considered one of the best possible bike trips in Asia.
Make a stop in Khun Klang village. You can visit here an agricultural research station with a botanical garden and beautiful orchards like in Doi Ang Khang.
Even when traveling by van it is most likely that you will make a stop at one of the small waterfalls - usually Mae Klang. Should you travel on your own then visit the grandiose Namtok Mae Pa – the highest waterfall in Chiang Mai province - it is about 100 meters high surrounded by wild jungle.
Within the territory of Doi Inthanon park there is vast karst cave Tham Bori Chinda. In the cave, there are stalactites and a little underground river.
The most frequent place consists of two large stupas which are very photogenic. The temples of Naphamethinidon and Naphaphonphumisiri were built to comemmorate the 60th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadey in the year 1987 and the 60th birthday of Queen Sirikit in the year 1992. Here, one can experience great vista over the valley and the mountains. If you are there by yourselves, visit the area during sundown.
Be sure to visit precious fog primaveal forest at the peak. There you will feel like you were in the ent forest in the Lord of the Rings books. A trail goes here from the parking lot.
It was in Doi Inthanon for the second time and it will be my pleasure to return here once more. The national park is huge. There is still something new to discover plus the vista from the peak of the mountain will ever be amazing.
Let's end the latest series of articles and videos from near-uncharted by tourists parts of northern Thailand to end up in a region that surprised me most of all. In the vicinity of Loei and Phetchabun, you will find beautiful table mountains, beautiful jungles, waterfalls and amazingly nice and hospitable people.
Approximately 400 kilometers north of Bangkok, you will find the once powerful and fabulous but long-deserted city of Sukhothai. In the 13th and 14th centuries it served as the center of the first major empire on the territory of today's Thailand and Laos. Even though it has been abandoned for more than 200 years, it still breathes old glory and is definitely something to admire. Let's take a look at it together.
Approximately 450 kilometers north of Bangkok you will find several unique table mountains, most of which protect national parks. One of the most interesting is Phu Hin Rong Kla, predominantly in the Phitsanulok province. Here you will find the unique rock formations of Lan Hin Taek, to which we are now going together.
The Phu Hin Rong National Park is home to countless beautiful places. Among other things, the unique stone formations Lan Hin Taek and Lan Hin Pum. Many Thais come here for the unforgettable sunsets and exits of Phu Tubberk.
Most visitors to North Thailand visit only Chiang Mai and its surroundings. A bunch of daredevils go to Chiang Rai or Mae Hong Son, sometimes someone stops at Phayao. Few people, however, take a trip to the province of Nan at the border with Laos, yet there are countless places to find.
Even in case of Thailand, the Chinese influence is felt very present. But the town of Mae Salong was founded by the Chinese in the mountains in the north of the country in the 1960s. From the beginning, he was mainly opiate, but today, you have an ideal opportunity to look at tea plantations and taste great food from Yunnan Province in South China.
An ancient city in northern Thailand, the history of which dates back to 1296, was famous for its more than three hundred Buddhist temples. Wat Chedi Luang in the very center of the city is one of the most famous, oldest and most visited, so let's take a look at it together.
Let's explore the other less known places of northern Thailand together. Mountains, lakes, jungles, sunken villages and excellent food. This time in the video and the story, we head south to Chiang Mai to the interesting sandstone formations and the Doi Tao Lake.
The north of Thailand consists, for the most part, of beautiful mountains that rise to over 2 000 meters above sea level. Here you will find waterfalls, karst caves, ethnic villages and secluded Buddhist temples. Let's now go together to the Chiang Dao National Park and at the same time to the 3rd highest mountain of Thailand.
80 kilometers north of Bangkok there is Ayutthaya, former capital of the Siam empire, today's Thailand. Many historic temples and palaces make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. We take a peak at it today.
In the very north of Thailand, there is the town of Thaton laying on the River Kok. The river flows here from Burma. It flows at the edge of Doi Pha Hom Pok National Pakr. Then, between the mountains it runs to Chiang Rai, and then to the borderline with Laos where it flows into the Mekong. If you are one for some adventure, take a small boat from Chiang Rai to Thaton. The journey is great. It is an adventure which can continue in Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park.
When you say Chiang Mai people mostly think of Chinese lanterns, hundreds of them flying towards the full moon. I spend the better part of winter in this north Thai town. When I planned my journey there I didn’t hope for making it to see the festival. Eventually I made it. And it was the best experience of my life.
Ang Khang is an astonishingly beautiful area in the mountains slightly over three hours of ride from Chiang Mai. Thousands upon thousands of visitors from Thailand travel here. We didn't meet any foreign tourists during the whole day. Villages where ethnic minorities live, a botanic garden, tea plantation, and amazing vistas are all worth the long journey.