Doi Inthanon National Park
Home of Thailand's Highest mountain at 2,565 meters above sea level Doi Inthanon National Park covers an area of 1,005 square kilometers. The altitude of much of the park has given rise to a unique flora and fauna which isn't found in other parts of Thailand. As well as stunning natural beauty the park is home to some very spectacular waterfalls. Many hill tribe groups have made the national park their home. Doi Inthanon is great to visit anytime of year but the waterfalls are at their most spectacular May through to November. December to February is the best time to wild flowers and the best bird watching is from November to March.
Doi Inthanon National park is situated about 60km south west of Chiang Mai via highway 108 then turning right in Chom Thong onto the 1009 The highest mountain Doi Inthanon is actually a further 50 Km drive into the Park. Using public transport to visit the Park is a bit limiting, although you can charter a songteaw in Chom tong to take you to the main attractions in the park. If you don't have your own transport then consider one of the organized tours which depart from Chiang Mai daily.