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Mon Cham

Mon Cham

Mon Cham is an alluring mountaintop destination – just 40 minutes away from the city centre of Chiang Mai.

Its proximity to the old city and abundant natural attractions make it a popular choice for day trips; especially if you’d like to get away from the crowds.

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The drive getting here is so scenic, you’ll want to bring a camera. You’ll pass through gorgeous mountainside vistas and will eventually see the colourful flowers from the top once you reach your destination. While only a few tourists have heard of this little gem near Chiang Mai, many locals frequent this spot. Best of all, the weather up here is fresh and crisp all year round.

The neighbouring hills are populated by small farming communities, which is why you can easily find fresh lettuce, strawberries, herbs, and many other kinds of organic produce in abundance here at low prices. The resident hill tribe families only use sustainable and organic farming techniques to grow these cool-weather fruits and vegetables. They are not only healthy and cheap but incredibly juicy and delicious too.

If you love a good view, you will enjoy spending a day at Mon Cham. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views that only being this high can give you. On one side, there are lush valleys; and on the other side, several rice fields of varying colours to marvel at.

Don’t miss the charming cafe on the mountaintop, which is tucked in between herb and flower gardens. The menu at the cafe serves excellent dishes using the produce grown at the mountains, with popular favourites include the Northern pork curry, omelettes and rice, fried eggplants, and more.

Feel free to shop for fresh produce from the locals here; your money will go a long way in supporting these communities even if it isn’t much at all.

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