Doi Inthanon National Park is roughly 70 km southwest of Chiang Mai. It takes about just over an hour to ride from our HQ in Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon.
Doi Inthanon National Park covers 500 square km. Doi means "mountain" in Thai, and Chiang Mai is blessed to have Doi Inthanon on its doorstep. Known as the the ‘Roof of Thailand’, Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand, at 2565 metres above sea level. During the coldest time of the year (December-February) early morning temperatures at the summit of Doi Inthanon can hover around zero. Thai tourists flock to Doi Inthanon during the popular cool season months to enjoy the fresh air and the opportunity to witness the unusual sight of frost in Thailand.
A well-maintained road leads all the way up the mountain. From the car park, it's just a short walk up some steps to reach the highest point in Thailand and the shrine to King Inthanon (one of the last kings of Chinag Mai). Doi Inthanon is home to a number of hill-tribe villages and Royal Projects. Doi Inthanon Royal Project produces delicious organic local strawberries and avocados.