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Doi Inthanon National Park

Trekking in Doi Inthanon National Park

The Doi Inthanon national park is located close to Chiang Mai and is one of the most visited in Thailand. The park is located in the mountains and is named after the highest mountain of Thailand which is Doi Inthanon. The park can be visited as a two or three day tour from Chiang Mai and can include a range of additional activities such as bamboo rafting and elephant riding. Walking through the national park is enjoyable but the tour is offered to you as a jungle trek which is does not live up to. Do not expect to be hiking on small track through thick green jungle as it feels more like forest. There are several patches of typical jungle which you will regularly encounter.

The scenery is beautiful as Doi Inthanon national park is made up of hills and the views constantly change depending on your location in a valley or on top of a hill. In the park there are several nice waterfalls where you can relax and go for a swim. Some of these waterfalls are suitable to slide along for a short ride. During the day it can be quite hot, especially when walking up the hill, but at night it can get pretty cold so it is recommended to bring something warm and an extra dry T-shirt. Apart from the national park you will also see some of the agricultural land. This is nicer than it sounds as it consists of several rice fields and terraces in which several crops can grow. In addition there are wild fruits and if you have a good guide, you are able to taste some of them.

The overnight stays in the park are usually in local minority villages, although it might be difficult to escape the impression that they are purpose built for tourists. The national park is also home to snakes and spiders. The number of snakes you encounter will be low as they tend to stay away from the main paths but expect to see several, but harmless large spiders and other insects.


Doi Inthanon National Park travel photo gallery

 
Agricultural land with rice fields near Chiang Mai.

Agricultural land with rice fields.

 
Rice fields in northern Thailand.

Rice fields.

 
Jungle of Doi Inthanon national park, Thailand.

Jungle.

  



 
Forest near the river.

Forest near the river.

 
Green jungle in northern Thailand.

Green jungle.

 
Panorama view across the valley.

Panorama view across the valley.

 
Small river.

Small river.

 



Dry river bed in northern Thailand.

Dry river bed.

 
Dense forest of Doi Inthanon.

Dense forest.

 
Trees making up the jungle of Doi Inthanon park.

Trees making up the jungle.

 
View from one hill to another.

View from one hill to another.

 
Agricultural terraces along the mountains.

Agricultural terraces along the mountains.

 
The scenery of northern Thailand.

The scenery of northern Thailand.

 
Jungle view.

Jungle view.

 
Arrival at the first waterfalls.

Arrival at the first waterfalls.

 
Waterfall in Doi Inthanon national park.

Waterfall.

 



River in northern Thailand.

River view.

 
Rocks along the river shores.

Rocks along the river shores.

 



Waterfalls in the Doi Inthanon national park in Northern Thailand.

Waterfalls.

 
Minority village in Doi Inthanon national park.

Minority village.

 



View of the surroundings near the minority village.

View of the surroundings near the minority village.

 
The scenery of  Doi Inthanon national park.

The scenery of Doi Inthanon national park.

 
Agricultural land.

Agricultural land.

 
Minority village farmland.

Minority village farmland.

 



Expansive view across the hills of Doi Inthanon national park in northern Thailand.

Expansive view across the hills.

 
Fruit growing on a tree.

Fruit growing on a tree.

 



Rural farm between the hills.

Rural farm between the hills.

 



The scenery of Doi Inthanon national park.

View of the hills.

 



Natural beauty of Doi Inthanon national park, Thailand.

Natural beauty.

 
View across the park.

View across the park.

 



Thailand's Doi Inthanon national park.

Scenery.

 
Agriculture terraces surrounded by forest.

Agriculture terraces surrounded by forest.

 



Bird's eye view of the Thailand's national park.

Bird's eye view of the national park.

 
Sunrise over Doi Inthanon national park, Thailand.

Sunrise.

 



The gold colored sunrise.

The gold colored sunrise.

 



View over Doi Inthanon national park early in the morning.

View over Doi Inthanon national park early in the morning.

 
Scenic view over the hills.

Scenic view over the hills.

 
The sun rises above Doi Inthanon park.

The sun rises.

 
The green jungle stretching as far as you can see.

The green jungle stretching as far as you can see.

 



Wild plants growing everywhere.

Wild plants growing everywhere.

 



The green hills of northern Thailand.

The green hills of northern Thailand.

 
River flowing through the jungle.

River flowing through the jungle.

 
Dirt road passing used by local farmers.

Dirt road passing used by local farmers.

 
Minority farmland.

Minority farmland.

 
Farmland in northern Thailand.

Farmland.

 
Dense forest of Thailand.

Dense forest.

 
View through the forest of Doi Inthanon national park.

View through the forest.

 



The green hills of Doi Inthanon national park, Thailand.

Green hills.

 
Bright sunshine over the forest.

Bright sunshine over the forest.

 



Green hills which dominate the scenery of northern Thailand.

Green hills which dominate the scenery.

 
River through Doi Inthanon national park.

River.

 
Small waterfalls in the river.

Small waterfalls in the river.

 



Terraced agricultural fields.

Terraced agricultural fields.

 



Terraced fields surrounded by forest.

Terraced fields surrounded by forest.

 
Expansive view of the natural surroundings.

Expansive view of the natural surroundings.

 
The jungle of Doi Inthanon.

The jungle.

 
The green scenery of Thailand.

Green scenery.

 



Agricultural fields in Thailand.

Agricultural land.

 



Panorama view of the nature of Doi Inthanon national park.

Panorama view of the natural surroundings.

 
Forest taken away to make place for agriculture.

Forest taken away to make place for agriculture.



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