Location of the Mae Wang National Park

The Mae Wang national park is about 45 km southwest of Chiang Mai. It takes about one hour and 15 minutes drive.

Protected areas

Mae Wang National Park consists of the mountainous Tanonthongchai hill range that that lies 400-1,909 metres above mean sea level. Other mountains are the main sources of three streamlines: Nam Mae Chaem, Nam Mae Wang and Nam Mae Teun tributaries of the Mae Ping, the Ping River. It borders Doi Inthanon National Park.

Nice waterfall in the Mae Wang area
Mae Wang Waterfall

Trekking

Mae Wang is a great trekking area. It offers challenging trekking but also easier treks. It’s quite a flexible area. We offer several treks in this area. The area gets many visitors due to its proximity to Chiang Mai and the abundance of activities. During trekking, we usually meet other trekkers, but once you go further into the forest, you meet hardly anyone. We are surveying more programs in this area. Our multiple day Doi Inthanon trekkings end in the Mae Wang area.

Other activities

There are several elephant camps in this area that offer elephant experiences. The Tong Bai Elephant Camp offers the Tong Bai Elephant Tour. Rubber boat (white water) and bamboo rafting are possible on the Wang River (Mae Wang)

Tribal Villages

There are many Karen villages in the Mae Wang area. There are some Hmong villages but they are quite remote and not often visited. Overnights of multiple day tours are always in Karen villages.

Attractions of the Mae Wang National Park

Mountains

Doi Pha Tang is about 1,909 meters above sea level. Since it is the part of Doi Inthanon mountain range, the weather is cool throughout the year.

Tourist bamboo rafting Mae Wang
bamboo rafting Mae Wang

Waterfalls

There many streams that come from the mountains and feed the Wang River. Lots of waterfalls in this area, amongst others the Khun Puay, Pra Duk Daeng, Phong Noy, and Phong Samid, Mae Sapok Falls.

Royal Projects

There are several royal projects in this area, amongst others in Mae Sapok, Khun Wang and Huay Khao Lip.

We offer these tours in the area: