Doi Inthanon, the tallest mountain in Thailand, is nestled in Chiang Mai Province in the northern part of the country. It is also known as Doi Luang.
Chiang Mai National Parks
If you want to get out and about in nature, then Chiang Mai has you covered with a huge range of national parks and mountains for you to explore.
From high mountain peaks to low valleys, mountain temples to waterfalls, there is so much to explore in and around Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai National Parks, Doi Inthanon, Suthep & Waterfall Tours, Thailand
The most famous national parks in Chiang Mai are the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park which is located right next to the city of Chiang Mai and Doi Inthanon National Park which is located about 100kms south of Chiang Mai.
Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is home to the famous Wat Phra That Doi Suthep as well Bhubing Palace, numerous waterfalls and lookouts. You can also camp up here as there is a cheap campsite located just 4kms north of the palace.
A trip to Doi Inthanon National Park won’t disappoint, as there is some of the most beautiful scenery and waterfalls located here. The main attraction of Doi Inthanon National Park is the summit of Doi Inthanon which houses temples, waterfalls, walking trails and the two stupas dedicated to the King and Queens 60th birthday anniversaries. Mae Ya Waterfall, Mae Klang Waterfall and Mae Pan Waterfall are also great options that are located here.
Other national parks in Chiang Mai include Doi Ang Khang which is located on the northern Thai/Burmese border and is best known hiking and trekking tours; Doi Mae Salong with tea plantations and magnificent viewpoints; and Phu Chi Fa Forest Park which is popular with hikers who walk to reach the peak before sunrise.
There are so many natural wonders in and around Chiang Mai, so click the links below to more fully explore the National Parks located around this region.
Doi Inthanon National ParkBan Luang, Chom Thong
Doi Suthep-Pui National ParkSuthep, Mueang Chiang Mai
Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is a mountainous area located right next to Chiang Mai and is popular with travellers to Chiang Mai looking to spend a day in the outdoors. The National Park is home to the famous Wat Phra...
Doi Ang KhangMae Sun, Fang
Doi Ang Khang has earned its reputation as Thailand’s own Switzerland, a fact that can be attributed to its cold climate and scenic mountain peaks.
Doi Mae SalongMae Salong Nok, Mae Fa Luang
Doi Mae Salong is one of the most prominent mountains in Thailand, and constitutes the extensive Daen Lao Range in the northern part of Thailand.
Chae Son National ParkChae Son, Mueang Pan
Chae Son National Park is a stunning natural attraction found east of Chiang Mai in the Mueang Pan District. The small National Park is just around 592 square kilometres large, but it is rich in beauty and majestic...
The Op Luang National Park is a fun, adventurous destination for outdoor lovers near Chiang Mai, located around 20 kilometres away from Hot, on Route 108. Even if you’ve never been to a rugged outdoor area before...
Sri Lanna National ParkBan Pao, Mae Taeng
Sri Lanna National Park is the 8th largest national park in the country; being declared as the 60th national park in Thailand on August 1989; It covers 1,406 square kilometres of the mountainous area from Prao, Chiang...
Huai Nam Dang National ParkKuet Chang, Mae Taeng
The Huai Nam Dang National Park is a breathtakingly beautiful national park that stretches from Chiang Mai up to Pai. The park is located high above the mountains; a tranquil, scenic environment set amongst rugged peaks...
Khun Chang KhianDon Kaeo, Mueang Chiang Mai
Khun Chang Khian is an astonishing attraction in Chiang Mai, where you’ll find the very special cherry blossoms, also known as sakura flowers. Thailand has its version of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms, and...
Phu Chi Fa Forest ParkTap Tao, Thoeng
Phu Chi Fa Forest Park is an amazing destination nestled in the jungle, some 1628 meters above sea level. This natural setting is one not to be missed.
Doi Luang National ParkMae Yen, Phan
The Doi Luang National park is one of the biggest national parks in northern Thailand; encompassing several districts that include Mae Suai, Phan, and Wiang Pa Pao in Chiang Rai, Ngao and Wang Nuea of Lampang, and...
Khun Chae National ParkMae Chedi Mai, Wiang Pa Pao
The Khun Chae National Park in Chiang Rai is a breathtaking vast, forested land that is around 270 square kilometres large and has been a Thai national park since 1995. The rich, diverse eco-system here is responsible...
Doi Khun Tan National ParkTha Pla Duk, Mae Tha
The Doi Khun Tan National Park is an amazing natural attraction in northern Thailand. Tucked right between Chiang Mai and Lampang, it’s famed not just for being one of the country’s oldest national parks...
Chiang Dao National ParkMae Na, Chiang Dao
The Chiang Dao National Park is a protected wildlife sanctuary located north of Chiang Mai. The town it’s located in is known among the locals as the City of Stars. It’s home to dense rainforests, majestic...
- Doi Inthanon National Park
- Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
- Doi Ang Khang
- Doi Mae Salong
- Chae Son National Park
- Ban Luang
- Mae Sun
- Mae Salong Nok
- Chae Son