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Doi Hua Mae Kham

Doi Hua Mae Kham

Doi Hua Mae Kham is a picturesque mountainous area that is known for the several tribes who reside by the border between Burma and Thailand.

Located in Mae Sai, around a three-hour drive away from Chiang Mai, this is a special off-the-beaten-path attraction and a unique cultural experience in Chiang Rai.

Doi Hua Mae Kham, Forest Park, Mountain, Address & Hours, Thailand

The primary population here are the Lisu tribe, as well as smaller numbers of the Hmong, Akha, and Muser hill tribes. Travellers who are interested to get up close and personal to the tribes can be granted a visit with licensed tour operators. Although it sounds like a fun cultural experience, the tribes would greatly appreciate any support from travellers, especially if you purchase the beautiful handicrafts that they painstakingly create by hand.

Even though a three-hour journey sounds like a long time to get here, it will be worth it. The drive alone is amazingly scenic; with verdant valleys and emerald rice terraces to marvel at. Along the way, you will also encounter locals going about their daily life; operating small farms and nondescript cafes that are worth visiting too.

The four primary attractions here are the residential village, the forest park, the Highland Agricultural Extension Center, and the waterfall. Make the most out of your stay by visiting them all. The best time to go to Doi Hua Mae Kham is during November when the mountains come alive in bright yellow hues due to the blooming of the fantastic wild sunflowers that blanket the valley.

In the early morning, the mountain is covered with a thin layer of fog and mist. If you don’t mind waking up early to make the journey here, you will be significantly rewarded with some of the best sunrises you have ever seen.

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