Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bird Watching on Doi Inthanon National Park

doi inthanon bird watchingBeing considered as the first-class bird watching site in Thailand, Doi Inthanon, the Thailand’s highest mountain, has a full richness and abundance for its perfect forest complex with the differences in landscape; a mixed forest on lower land and a tropical rain forest on upper altitude. There, many rare species of bird can be found to look out from many local birds to wintering species; Grey Bushchats, Siberian Ruby throats, Buff-throated and so on. It can be said that this is internationally recognized as the home of bird watching location and the paradise of many bird watchers.

To get to know more about bird watching, you can visit Bird Watching Information Centre or Uncle Daeng’s Shop located at 31 Kilometers. The centre is a bird information exchange centre suggesting the habitat and species of bird and a restaurant offering tourists and birdwatchers varieties of food, and binocular for rent.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Vachiratharn Waterfalls

Although Chiang Mai is famous in its mountains and hot springs, it also has an abundance of waterfalls; some of them are highly recommended. Wachiratharn is one of a great example. Standing at a height of 80 meters and 15 meters wide, Vachiratharn is large waterfall near Chiang Mai city, producing a colorful rainbow from its spray and attracts tourists in a summer day.

Vachiratharn Waterfalls
How to get there:
The waterfall is located in the area of Doi Inthanon National Park, away from the city about 81.2 kilometers. Follow the Route 108 from Chiang Mai and then turn right to Route 1009 at the kilometers of 58 between the town of Khuang Pao and Chom Thong, going along the way until you reach to Vachiratharn Waterfalls.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Doi Inthanon Directions & Weather

Doi Inthanon Direction & WeatherIf you are from other parts of Thailand and thinking of spending your vacation up in the North, Doi Inthanon is one of the notable tourist attractions, and is considered the highest mountain in Thailand.

Doi Inthanon is situated about two and a half hours drive from Chiang Mai city. In order to get the Doi Inthanon, drive down the highway 108 towards Chom Thong. Then, follow the signs on the road to Doi Inthanon. For the entry fee to the national park, foreigners are supposed to pay 400 THB, and 40 THB for Thai people.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Doi Inthanon Chiang Mai

With a great height of 2565 meters, Doi Inthanon is known as the tallest mountain in Thailand. Primarily, Doi Inthanon was called Doi Luang referring to its gigantic peak and Doi Ang Ka or “crow pond peak” because there was once a pond frequently visited by crows on th peak of the mountain.

Doi Inthanon Chiang Mai
A new name of Doi Inthanon was given as a honor to King Inthawichayanon, whose name was locally called as King Inthanon. Before Lanna Kingdom was merged into Siam, King Inthawichayanon was the seventh ruler of Chiang Mai's last dynasty. He showed a great concern for forest before any green movement launched and that makes him an environmentalist of the early-day.