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Thailand Backpacking Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand, as well as several other mountains takes some good planning. As a result of the hill tribe people over many years, Doi Inthanon has many trails. Most backpacking trails in the park do not have signs at the trail head nor marked along the path. If you want to do some hiking or backpacking, please contact the Park Headquarters befor you head out.
Doi Inthanon National Park!
Known well as The Roof of Thailand, and found in Chiang Mai Province, Doi Inthanon National Park has several waterfalls.
Chiang Mai Waterfall
The mountain (doi) is made largely of granite. Lower elevations contain a number of caves and are limestone formations.
A new interpretive and information center is located on the road to the summit. There is a great slide show of the park, maps and other displays. The Visitor Center can be reached also by a short hike from the Mae Klang Ranger station. The trail goes along the river up stream, passes a waterfall and reaches the Visitor Center in approximately a few hundred meters.
Doi Inthanon Waterfall
Believed to be the highest in Thailand and is well worth the effort to get there. People estimate that the Mae Ya River plunges over two hundred fifty meters. It is beautiful, cascading down an ever wider series of steps. A perfect place for your photos or videos!
Mae Ya Waterfall
Because its easy to get to, this waterfall has been visited by Thai people for many years and they continue to come on sunny days to swim, picnic and relax in this beautiful location. The rapids and waterfall can be approached closely and spill over granite. Visitors should be very careful around the waterfall area and while swimming near the falls. A trail follows up the side of the waterfall, and goes to the Visitor Center and other places.
Mae Klang Waterfall
Backpacking Thailand is a great adventure. So, get out there and Backpack Thailand!
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