National parks in Chiang Mai

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There are about 13 national parks in Chiang Mai. National parks, in its meaning, are different from ordinary parks. Ordinary parks are just grass fields set up for people to do exercises or some other leisure activities. They’re not much big and also don’t consist of many plants. But national parks are much bigger. They’re usually surrounded with mountains, lakes and greenery. Just think about ‘The Yellowstone’ from the movie ‘2012’, that’s a national park, although it appears so dry in to movie due to unusual global climate. But, if you listen to what Jackson Curtis, the main male character in the movie, says, you will know that he had been to Yellowstone on a trip with his ex-wife quite often in the past.

That means, national parks are somewhat like long-time holiday spots for tourists. Many of them allow tourists to set up camps. Same as in Chiang Mai, which you can spend your nights in a national park you choose, if you want to have fun for many days, not just in one day.

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Doi Inthanon national park is a must place to visit if you are going to Chiang Mai. On this tour you can cool off on Thailand’s highest peak while taking in the beautiful scenic. A winding route to the top of the mountain passes terraced rice paddies and small villages, and also provides some good wildlife-spotting opportunities along the way barking deer, macaques, flying squirrels and rare Asiatic black bears live among the mountains.   Read more….

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Doi Suthep-Pui national park is one of them. It consists of beautiful natural surroundings. You will feel like you’re in heaven if you go. There are many mountains at Doi Suthep-Pui national park, but the most important ones are Doi Suthep, Doi Pui, and Doi Buag Ha. Doi Pui is the highest one. However, every mountains connect to each other and form a land. Read more…

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Op Luang National Park is a national park in Chiang Mai. It’s located in Jom Thong County, Hod County, and Mae-Jam County. There are some other important water sources within Op Luang National Park, for instances, Huai Mae Tae, Huai Mae Soi, Huai Mae Pae, Huai Mae Luang, Huai Mae Bua Kam etc. Read more….

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Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park was changed from Fha Hom Pok National Park because of the name of a high hill at Dan Lao Moutain Range. It is the second highest peak in Thailand, with about 2,285-metred height. The best part is you can go up to see the sunrise in the morning and sunset in the evening.   Read more….

 

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Op Khan National Park landscape mainly consists of high mountains. The scenery around the national park is so stunning. Everything is surrounded with green trees, water sources, and clear sky. The best season to travel is propably winter, because during summer, the weather may be too hot for you.  Read more….

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Huai Nam Dang National Park is a national park located both within the borders of Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son. Its area is about 179.5 square kilometres. The landscape is mainly high valleys and mountains, with Doi Chang as the highest one. Moreover, Huai Nam Dang is the river source of many other streams and rivers.   Read more….

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Mae Wang National Park is located in the wood areas of many counties, Mae Wang Forest, Jom Thong Forest, and Mae Khan Forests. The park is the river source of 3 rivers: Mae Jam River, Mae Wang River, and Mae Tuen River. And this is the answer to the question ‘Why there are so many waterfalls in the national park?’. Because the water sources there are so many and all in flawless state.