Doi Inthanon National Park is a national nature reserve of Thailand, which is covering an area of 1005 square kilometers. It has the highest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon. The highest peak of the mountain is 2565 meters above sea level. Although it is nothing when compared with other mountains in the world, it is a very high altitude in Thailand. Surrounded by mountains, there are many hiking trails, waterfalls and two memorial stupas. In addition to tourists who come to Chiang Mai for 1-day trip, it is also very popular with the locals in Chiang Mai.
The park has beautiful scenery, lush trees, flowers in bloom, and a cool climate. It is the most prestigious national park in Thailand, and there are jungles and all kinds of ferns, elephants and other wild animals. There are many wild animals that have been raised in the park, and there are famous elephant camps and orchid cultivation fields, making it a very good place for outings.
Doi Inthanon is rich in species resources, including more than 400 species of birds, and is a holy place for biologists and bird lovers. There are several waterfalls in the mountain, the three most famous waterfalls are Nam Tok Mae Klang, Nam Tok Wachiratan and Nam Tok Siriphum. Nam Tok Mae Klang is the largest one and is relatively easy to reach. There are picnic places nearby which cost 200 TH), and there are more tourists there.
The two stupas, Phra Mahathat Naphamethanidon and Nophamethanidon, are located 3 kilometers from the top of the mountain and cost 20 baht. They were built by the Royal Thai Air Force in 1989 and 1992 to commemorate the 60th birthday of the King and Queen respectively. Below the octagonal base, it is a hall which is dedicated to stone Buddha statues. Doi Inthanon National Park has the best views from November to February the following year. There are some hill tribe terraces on both sides of the uphill road. Just don’t miss them when visiting there.