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  • Sightseeing - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    Inthanon as there are several interesting stops to make There are several waterfalls near the road which are worth a visit Also on the main road to the summit you will find the two Napamaytanidol Chedi These are temples that were built to honor the 60th birthday of the King and Queen But the highlight of the visit will be a walk in the forest at the summit of the mountain This is a wet forest with old trees covered in ferns and mosses Wooden bridges help you get around without getting wet feet The place is famous for the many bird species that live here The best moment to visit Doi Inthanon is probably at the end or just after the rainy season i e October November But it is good any time of the year Click here for a map and more information about Doi Inthanon Doi Inthanon fern forest Mae Sa Valley About 20 kilometers north west of Chiang Mai is the Mae Sa valley It s a pretty road to travel and there are a couple of interesting spots to visit along this road including waterfalls elephant camps Hmong villages and a botanical garden Other attractions along this road include a snake farm an orchid and butterfly farm Bungy jumping and riding ATVs As it is not far from Chiang Mai a day trip to Mae Sa valley can combine several activities For example start with a visit to the Maesa waterfall then continue to the Maesa Elephant camp and finally enjoy a walk in the Queen Sirikit Botanic garden Click here for a map and more information about Mae Sa Valley Mae Sa Elephant camp Maesa elephant camp is a popular place for tourists especially for children Visit the elephant nursery or enjoy the show where elephants and their mahouts show how they can work together for example when moving tree logs Some elephants make paintings and others play a game of soccer Feed the elephants and take pictures with them But the real reason to visit the camp is of course to enjoy an elephant ride through the forest Click here for a map to find the elephant camp in Maesa Valley Elephant ride in Maesa elephant camp Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden is just a few kilometers from the Maesa Elephant camp It s a beautiful place to explore with a total area of about 1 000 hectares The garden has a wide collection of plant species including some very rare ones Walk through the garden follow the nature trails and visit the many greenhouses The garden is also boasting an insect collection of over 15 000 species Click here for a map to the Queen Sirikit Botanical garden in Mae Sa Valley Inside a greenhouse in the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden Royal Flora Ratchaphruek The Royal Flora Ratchaphruek was a flower festival held from November 2006 to January 2007 during which period it received over 3 million visitors The

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  • Hiking - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    Click for more info about this hike Doi Inthanon Nature Trail A hike on the highest mountain of Thailand The starting point is about 4 5 km before reaching the summit of Doi Inthanon On this hike you always have to use one of the local guides 200 Baht who will provide information about the area The hike is partly through dense forest and partly over a ridge with beautiful views over the valley and other mountains Click for more info about this hike Tips for Hiking near Chiang Mai Even if hiking trails are well maintained and easy to follow they are usually not clearly marked and it is easy to get lost even for the more experienced hikers For your safety you should follow a couple of simple rules Don t hike alone If you do go on your own make sure somebody knows where you are going Go with somebody who knows the way and if possible take a GPS But don t rely only on the GPS batteries usually run out when you need them most Take spare batteries anyway Know that the mobile phone network is not available in the remote places where you will be hiking Wear proper hiking shoes and take a hiking stick a bamboo stick works fine Know that many trails have steep slopes and can be slippery even in the dry season Take enough drinking water at least 1 5 to 2 liter for a half day hike Take some energy bars or other snacks Take a first aid box with some basic items adhesive bandages betadine or other antiseptic tweezers scissors elastic bandages for sprains adhesive tape pain medication pocket knife a piece of rope etc Wear a hat against the sun Take a compass Take a whistle to draw attention in case you need to be found Remember that the pattern for S O S is short short short long long long short short short Depending on the season you may need insect repellent rain coat or clothes that protect you from leeches Don t litter Don t smoke The above rules apply to shorter half day hikes For longer hikes you will need addtional preparations more food and water and in case you need to camp overnight a tent warm clothes torches etc When hiking in a group don t try to keep up with people who have a faster pace Always walk at your own comfortable speed so that you don t burn up your energy The faster walkers will have to wait once in a while for slower walkers to catch up It is important to pay attention to where the other hikers are Always wait at junctions for the slowest person to arrive Stay together 4 Responses to Hiking Dan Curtis says January 21 2014 at 6 18 am I am looking for a good Thai guide who speaks good English for a day long hike in Doi Inthanon for my friend and me

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  • Hiking - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    Click for more info about this hike Doi Inthanon Nature Trail A hike on the highest mountain of Thailand The starting point is about 4 5 km before reaching the summit of Doi Inthanon On this hike you always have to use one of the local guides 200 Baht who will provide information about the area The hike is partly through dense forest and partly over a ridge with beautiful views over the valley and other mountains Click for more info about this hike Tips for Hiking near Chiang Mai Even if hiking trails are well maintained and easy to follow they are usually not clearly marked and it is easy to get lost even for the more experienced hikers For your safety you should follow a couple of simple rules Don t hike alone If you do go on your own make sure somebody knows where you are going Go with somebody who knows the way and if possible take a GPS But don t rely only on the GPS batteries usually run out when you need them most Take spare batteries anyway Know that the mobile phone network is not available in the remote places where you will be hiking Wear proper hiking shoes and take a hiking stick a bamboo stick works fine Know that many trails have steep slopes and can be slippery even in the dry season Take enough drinking water at least 1 5 to 2 liter for a half day hike Take some energy bars or other snacks Take a first aid box with some basic items adhesive bandages betadine or other antiseptic tweezers scissors elastic bandages for sprains adhesive tape pain medication pocket knife a piece of rope etc Wear a hat against the sun Take a compass Take a whistle to draw attention in case you need to be found Remember that the pattern for S O S is short short short long long long short short short Depending on the season you may need insect repellent rain coat or clothes that protect you from leeches Don t litter Don t smoke The above rules apply to shorter half day hikes For longer hikes you will need addtional preparations more food and water and in case you need to camp overnight a tent warm clothes torches etc When hiking in a group don t try to keep up with people who have a faster pace Always walk at your own comfortable speed so that you don t burn up your energy The faster walkers will have to wait once in a while for slower walkers to catch up It is important to pay attention to where the other hikers are Always wait at junctions for the slowest person to arrive Stay together 4 Responses to Hiking Dan Curtis says January 21 2014 at 6 18 am I am looking for a good Thai guide who speaks good English for a day long hike in Doi Inthanon for my friend and me

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  • Hiking - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    Click for more info about this hike Doi Inthanon Nature Trail A hike on the highest mountain of Thailand The starting point is about 4 5 km before reaching the summit of Doi Inthanon On this hike you always have to use one of the local guides 200 Baht who will provide information about the area The hike is partly through dense forest and partly over a ridge with beautiful views over the valley and other mountains Click for more info about this hike Tips for Hiking near Chiang Mai Even if hiking trails are well maintained and easy to follow they are usually not clearly marked and it is easy to get lost even for the more experienced hikers For your safety you should follow a couple of simple rules Don t hike alone If you do go on your own make sure somebody knows where you are going Go with somebody who knows the way and if possible take a GPS But don t rely only on the GPS batteries usually run out when you need them most Take spare batteries anyway Know that the mobile phone network is not available in the remote places where you will be hiking Wear proper hiking shoes and take a hiking stick a bamboo stick works fine Know that many trails have steep slopes and can be slippery even in the dry season Take enough drinking water at least 1 5 to 2 liter for a half day hike Take some energy bars or other snacks Take a first aid box with some basic items adhesive bandages betadine or other antiseptic tweezers scissors elastic bandages for sprains adhesive tape pain medication pocket knife a piece of rope etc Wear a hat against the sun Take a compass Take a whistle to draw attention in case you need to be found Remember that the pattern for S O S is short short short long long long short short short Depending on the season you may need insect repellent rain coat or clothes that protect you from leeches Don t litter Don t smoke The above rules apply to shorter half day hikes For longer hikes you will need addtional preparations more food and water and in case you need to camp overnight a tent warm clothes torches etc When hiking in a group don t try to keep up with people who have a faster pace Always walk at your own comfortable speed so that you don t burn up your energy The faster walkers will have to wait once in a while for slower walkers to catch up It is important to pay attention to where the other hikers are Always wait at junctions for the slowest person to arrive Stay together 4 Responses to Hiking Dan Curtis says January 21 2014 at 6 18 am I am looking for a good Thai guide who speaks good English for a day long hike in Doi Inthanon for my friend and me

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  • Hiking - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    Click for more info about this hike Doi Inthanon Nature Trail A hike on the highest mountain of Thailand The starting point is about 4 5 km before reaching the summit of Doi Inthanon On this hike you always have to use one of the local guides 200 Baht who will provide information about the area The hike is partly through dense forest and partly over a ridge with beautiful views over the valley and other mountains Click for more info about this hike Tips for Hiking near Chiang Mai Even if hiking trails are well maintained and easy to follow they are usually not clearly marked and it is easy to get lost even for the more experienced hikers For your safety you should follow a couple of simple rules Don t hike alone If you do go on your own make sure somebody knows where you are going Go with somebody who knows the way and if possible take a GPS But don t rely only on the GPS batteries usually run out when you need them most Take spare batteries anyway Know that the mobile phone network is not available in the remote places where you will be hiking Wear proper hiking shoes and take a hiking stick a bamboo stick works fine Know that many trails have steep slopes and can be slippery even in the dry season Take enough drinking water at least 1 5 to 2 liter for a half day hike Take some energy bars or other snacks Take a first aid box with some basic items adhesive bandages betadine or other antiseptic tweezers scissors elastic bandages for sprains adhesive tape pain medication pocket knife a piece of rope etc Wear a hat against the sun Take a compass Take a whistle to draw attention in case you need to be found Remember that the pattern for S O S is short short short long long long short short short Depending on the season you may need insect repellent rain coat or clothes that protect you from leeches Don t litter Don t smoke The above rules apply to shorter half day hikes For longer hikes you will need addtional preparations more food and water and in case you need to camp overnight a tent warm clothes torches etc When hiking in a group don t try to keep up with people who have a faster pace Always walk at your own comfortable speed so that you don t burn up your energy The faster walkers will have to wait once in a while for slower walkers to catch up It is important to pay attention to where the other hikers are Always wait at junctions for the slowest person to arrive Stay together 4 Responses to Hiking Dan Curtis says January 21 2014 at 6 18 am I am looking for a good Thai guide who speaks good English for a day long hike in Doi Inthanon for my friend and me

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  • Doi Pui to Doi Suthep - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    this hike with some friends Our party included 7 Adults and 4 children The children are 6 5 3 and 8 months Let s just say it was an adventure The kids all did fine This trek isn t difficult and without kids could easily be done in a morning I would say if you hike a lot this is a really easy hike The kids were all able to do the hike It should be noted we are an expat group living in China so our kids are used to walking The only struggle we had were the two downhill sections that were significantly steep and lacked good footing We took our time and made it down fine The kids needed a lot of help and there were some rough moments but all in all it was not too bad Thanks for posting this hike We thoroughly enjoyed our day Oh by the way the Coffee is WORTH it Reply Marty says February 18 2013 at 8 53 pm Oh I didn t mention we actually didn t do the whole trek We cut it doen to about 7km We took the trail up to DoiPoi and then we hiked down to the village and the coffee shop From there we headed back up the road to the starting point So disregard my comment that this could be done in a morning Sorry about that Our hike could be done in a morning This one I can t really speak to We did however appreciate all the info so that we could take the maps and use them to complete part of the route but not all Reply Eran says July 3 2013 at 9 28 pm Thanks for the very good trail We tried it on july 3rd 2013 with our kids smallest aged 5 We finished at the village FEw tips Could not find any information center of the park so we just went to do this trail Was very hard to convince the sungathu driver to take us to the trail starting point from doi suthep temple On the way back we had one of thevillagers take us in his truck Cost us 500b each direction When reaching the summit there is crossing need to continue to path in north direction Later on there was a fork in coordinates n18 84355 e98 89519 we tookthe rightmost path which took us to the junction and entry road of the village Going down from thesummit indeed very steep but was ok All in all very good trail great weather lots of trees including bananas Took us 2 3h with the kids Have fun Reply Diego says October 20 2014 at 9 08 am Do not try the entire hike without a GPS It is not a hike for beginners without the accurate directions from a GPS unit My girlfriend and I tried it starting at the barrier The summit was closed for the weekend so we hiked down

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  • Doi Pui to Doi Suthep - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    this hike with some friends Our party included 7 Adults and 4 children The children are 6 5 3 and 8 months Let s just say it was an adventure The kids all did fine This trek isn t difficult and without kids could easily be done in a morning I would say if you hike a lot this is a really easy hike The kids were all able to do the hike It should be noted we are an expat group living in China so our kids are used to walking The only struggle we had were the two downhill sections that were significantly steep and lacked good footing We took our time and made it down fine The kids needed a lot of help and there were some rough moments but all in all it was not too bad Thanks for posting this hike We thoroughly enjoyed our day Oh by the way the Coffee is WORTH it Reply Marty says February 18 2013 at 8 53 pm Oh I didn t mention we actually didn t do the whole trek We cut it doen to about 7km We took the trail up to DoiPoi and then we hiked down to the village and the coffee shop From there we headed back up the road to the starting point So disregard my comment that this could be done in a morning Sorry about that Our hike could be done in a morning This one I can t really speak to We did however appreciate all the info so that we could take the maps and use them to complete part of the route but not all Reply Eran says July 3 2013 at 9 28 pm Thanks for the very good trail We tried it on july 3rd 2013 with our kids smallest aged 5 We finished at the village FEw tips Could not find any information center of the park so we just went to do this trail Was very hard to convince the sungathu driver to take us to the trail starting point from doi suthep temple On the way back we had one of thevillagers take us in his truck Cost us 500b each direction When reaching the summit there is crossing need to continue to path in north direction Later on there was a fork in coordinates n18 84355 e98 89519 we tookthe rightmost path which took us to the junction and entry road of the village Going down from thesummit indeed very steep but was ok All in all very good trail great weather lots of trees including bananas Took us 2 3h with the kids Have fun Reply Diego says October 20 2014 at 9 08 am Do not try the entire hike without a GPS It is not a hike for beginners without the accurate directions from a GPS unit My girlfriend and I tried it starting at the barrier The summit was closed for the weekend so we hiked down

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  • Doi Pui to Doi Suthep - Beautiful Chiang Mai
    this hike with some friends Our party included 7 Adults and 4 children The children are 6 5 3 and 8 months Let s just say it was an adventure The kids all did fine This trek isn t difficult and without kids could easily be done in a morning I would say if you hike a lot this is a really easy hike The kids were all able to do the hike It should be noted we are an expat group living in China so our kids are used to walking The only struggle we had were the two downhill sections that were significantly steep and lacked good footing We took our time and made it down fine The kids needed a lot of help and there were some rough moments but all in all it was not too bad Thanks for posting this hike We thoroughly enjoyed our day Oh by the way the Coffee is WORTH it Reply Marty says February 18 2013 at 8 53 pm Oh I didn t mention we actually didn t do the whole trek We cut it doen to about 7km We took the trail up to DoiPoi and then we hiked down to the village and the coffee shop From there we headed back up the road to the starting point So disregard my comment that this could be done in a morning Sorry about that Our hike could be done in a morning This one I can t really speak to We did however appreciate all the info so that we could take the maps and use them to complete part of the route but not all Reply Eran says July 3 2013 at 9 28 pm Thanks for the very good trail We tried it on july 3rd 2013 with our kids smallest aged 5 We finished at the village FEw tips Could not find any information center of the park so we just went to do this trail Was very hard to convince the sungathu driver to take us to the trail starting point from doi suthep temple On the way back we had one of thevillagers take us in his truck Cost us 500b each direction When reaching the summit there is crossing need to continue to path in north direction Later on there was a fork in coordinates n18 84355 e98 89519 we tookthe rightmost path which took us to the junction and entry road of the village Going down from thesummit indeed very steep but was ok All in all very good trail great weather lots of trees including bananas Took us 2 3h with the kids Have fun Reply Diego says October 20 2014 at 9 08 am Do not try the entire hike without a GPS It is not a hike for beginners without the accurate directions from a GPS unit My girlfriend and I tried it starting at the barrier The summit was closed for the weekend so we hiked down

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