Doi Inthanon National Park is home to the highest mountain in Thailand, at a height of 2565 meters (8, 415 feet) above sea level.
Cool Comfort for Mountain Birds
Upper areas of the mountains are usually home to fewer species of plants and animals in comparison with their foothills.
Birds both domestic and migratory are often seen here. If you come in the cool season you will likely see gathering of green-tailed sunbird, a bird unique to Doi Inthanon area. Also notable is Gould’s sunbird, which stop over during their migration season to drink nectar and feed on tree-borne insects.
This altitude means that temperatures are refreshingly brisk all year round and regularly dip below freezing during the winter season.
For the most part these mountains are lined with hiking and adventure trails that suit any fitness level, from the intrepid adventure seeker and experienced rock climber to young family explorers, or those simply seeking a beautiful picnic spot surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Thailand.
There are many waterfalls to explore along the way too. (Siritarn, Wachiratarn, Siripoom, Ya waterfall) Unfortunately I did not have enough time, the journey from Chiang Mai city took 3 hours long.
You can hire a scooter for as little as 250 Baht or carry out a bus tour.
The entrance fee for foreigners is 300 Baht Adult & 150 Baht for children.
Opening times :5:30 Am – 6:30 Pm