Doi Inthanon: Mighty Waterfalls, Rural Life and Royal Chedis on Thailand’s Highest Peak
We will pick you up from your hotel. This trip is about rural life, Royal chedis and Doi Inthanon waterfalls. In the rainy season nature is at its best in this national park. The waterfalls truly are spectacular. Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain of Thailand (2,565 m). It was declared a national park in 1972. The park boasts the greatest diversity of forest types and bird species found in any single park in the country and has many beautiful waterfalls. We will drive up to the summit of Doi Inthanon where we will visit the two chedis, one called Naphamethinidon, meaning “by the strength of the land and air”, and the other, Naphaphonphumisiri, meaning “being the strength of the air and the grace of the land”. These temples were built to honour the 60th birthday anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1987, and the 60th birthday anniversary of Queen Sirikit in 1992, respectively.
After this we will visit the Karen village Ban Mae Klang Luang. Along the way we will stop at the Hmong market where products from the Royal Project are for sale. Lunch will be at local restaurant. After lunch drive for five minutes to the starting point of our hike. We will trek for about two hours, first along a majestic waterfall and then through the fields of the Karen people. A local Karen guide will accompany us. We will have to cross the river several times. This multi-tiered waterfall cascades wildly towards the Karen village Ban Mae Klang Luang, where our trek ends. After this we will spend some time in the village and learn about coffee cultivation. You can taste a delicious cup of Mae Klang Luang coffee, if you like. Return to Chiang Mai. Along the way we will stop at the Sirithan, Vachirathan and Mae Klang waterfalls. After an exhilirating day we will drop you off at your hotel. We hope you enjoyed the Doi Inthanon Waterfalls.
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