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Doi Suthep-Pui National Park

Stroll along meandering trails to appreciate waterfalls and delve into mysterious caves in this favorite park of the royals.

The Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is a spectacular natural zone known for its majestic palace, impressive temple and royal history. The country’s monarchs stay here during winter trips to northern Thailand. Examine the great range of plants and animals that make up this picturesque park.

Capture photos of the dramatic skyline, with its three peaks of Doi Suthep, Doi Buak Ha and Doi Pui. The tallest mountain in the park, Doi Pui has a summit at 5,528 feet (1,685 meters) high. Hike up the mountains for the excellent panoramic views. Bring clothing layers to cope with the change to cool temperatures at the top.

The park contains evergreen forests at altitudes above 3,000 feet (1,000 meters) and deciduous forests below this elevation. Spot oak and magnolia trees among the flowering plants and ferns in the dense woodland. The forest floor is home to Asian black bears, Malayan porcupines, wild boars and many others. Bring binoculars to see the blue-throated barbet, the scops owl and the white-crested laughing thrush.

Gaze up at the majestic waterfalls flowing over tropical vegetation and mossy cliffs. See the nine-tiered Mon Tha Than Waterfall and the smaller Huey Kaew Waterfall, which is near the park entrance. The flow is stronger during the wet season from May to November. Stay at the Yod Doi Pui Campsite, which has a visitor center and restaurant. Practice star-gazing at night in this clear and serene setting.

In addition to natural features, the park is known for its religious and royal structures. Marvel at the holy shrines, pagodas and murals in the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple. Arrive at the nearby Bhubing Palace, which is the winter residence for the king and his family.

Dress fairly formally to visit the palace and temple. There is a fee to enter the national park, with discounts available for children.

The Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is in the hills that make up the northwestern outskirts of Chiang Mai. Take a taxi or drive northwest from the city center for about 35 minutes to get here.


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