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Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai

       Wat Phrathat-haripunchai (Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai Woramahawihan) is located in Lamphun’s city center, with Asadharos Street to the north, Chaimongkol Street to the south, Rob Muang Street to the east, and Inthayongyos to the west enclosing it on all sides. Lamphun citys’ City Hall is only 150 meters away from the shrine. Wat Phrathat-haripunchai Woramahawihan was constructed in 1108, during King Atthitayaraj’s reign. The temple has been in existence for more than 900 years.

Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai Woramahawihan, Lamphun, Thailand

Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai tale

       Once upon a time, King Atthitayaraj ordered the construction of a castle and the subsequent planting of a toilet near the castle; nevertheless, he had no knowledge of the spot where the Lord Buddha’s relics were enshrined. Every time he finished using the toilet, a raven would fly over to the King’s head and defecate on his head. A crow once tried to evict him from that location. As a result, he felt both enraged and ecstatic at the same moment. The king instructed his courtiers to capture the crow, but no one was able to do so. To catch the crow, King Atthitayaraj must pray to the guardian angel.

Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai Woramahawihan, Lamphun, Thailand

       Finally, the crow was apprehended and taken into custody that night. In his dream, the goddess appeared and instructed him that he needed to bring a seven-day-old baby who would be kept in the same cage as a crow. The baby can understand and speak the language of crows if he or she listens to the crow every day until he or she is nine years old. The goddess then instructed the king to question the baby about the crow’s behavior toward him. When the infant had reached the age of nine, the king realized the truth: the crow is the keeper of Buddha’s relics. After that, he ordered the toilet to be demolished, the bad dirt to be dug out, and good soil to be brought in to replace the land, along with sand.

Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai Woramahawihan, Lamphun, Thailand

       To pay honor to the Buddha’s relics, the king had a ceremony put up with fragrant flowers and candles lit. Following the ceremony, the Buddha’s relics miraculously appeared from the ground. As a result, the king ordered the construction of “Phra that,” a six-meter-high Mon pagoda, as well as a viharn with arches on all four sides covering a 1.5-meter-high golden cinerary containing the Buddha’s relics. Furthermore, the king required the construction of a temple of worship, which included numerous large and small pavilions and became an important temple in the city. Following that, it is recognized in ancient tradition that anyone building a house in Lamphun must not exceed a height of six meters since it is higher than the relics.

Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai Woramahawihan, Lamphun, Thailand

       Later, during the reign of King Sappasit, he ordered the construction of a gold urn to add  more  raise “Phra that” to a height of roughly four meters, a custom that was continued by every king who reigned over the city. Until King Khan Mengrai the Great took control of the city of Haripunchai. He ordered that Phra That be raised by 20 meters and that gold be brought to cover Phra That. This artifact has been renovated countless times since then. During King Tilokarat’s reign in 1986, he ordered that the height of Phra That be increased to 46 meters, the base width to 24 meters and hight to one meter, and the top of the Phra That to have seven layers of tiered umbrella.

Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai Woramahawihan, Lamphun, Thailand

       Later, Phra Muang Kaew rebuilt and built a spear porch, which served as a city boundary, and then built a royal viharn in 1786. During King Kawila’s reign, Phra That was restored, and a layer of tiered umbrella was increased to nine layers, as well as royal tiered four corners. The base of the Phra That is square in design, 20 meters wide on each side, and the pagoda is surrounded by a brass fence.

The most interesting of Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai

Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai Woramahawihan, Lamphun, Thailand

Arch gate

       Before accessing the temple area, visitors must pass through brick arches with intricately patterned plaster. It dates back to the Sriwichai period and is an ancient craft. It’s a three-tiered arch. A pair of enormous lions stand beautifully on a 1 meter high plinth in front of the arch. King Athitayarat’s reign, when he offered the palace to a monk.

Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai Woramahawihan, Lamphun, Thailand

Viharn Luang

       After passing through the arch gate, you’ll notice “Viharn Luang,” a big viharn. There is a big structure with balconies on all sides and porches on the front and back. Instead of the old temple, which was swept away by a storm in 1923, it is a freshly constructed temple. Every day, Viharn Luang was used as a place of worship and religious activities. Inside the viharn is a big Buddha image made of brick and mortar, lacquered and gilded on a glass pedestal, as well as three Buddha, medium-sized metal casting sculptures from the Chiang Saen period, representing the first and middle classes.

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Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai Woramahawihan, Lamphun, Thailand

Pathumwadi Chedi or Suwan Chedi

       It’s at Phra That Haripunchai’s northwest corner. The chedi was made using laterite and bricks in the same construction style as the square chedi or the Ku Kut chedi at Cham Thevi temple in Lamphun Province. It’s a stacked square base chedi in the shape of a castle. The four-sided arches were ornamented with each of the five layers. On each side, there are three porches. A terracotta is enshrined within the arch. Gilding traces can be seen on Buddha’s feet. Only a few are still visible at this time. The pagoda’s top is a stucco petal with sheet metal covering. The highest point is the slender, pointed cone that leads up to Suwan Pagoda bears major impressions, like Phra Perem, which is famed in Lamphun.

Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai Woramahawihan, Lamphun, Thailand

Bell tower

       Phra That Haripunchai is located to the northeast. It was created in 1938 by Phrakhru Phithak Chetiyanukit (Kruba Khamfu) as a tower for hanging bells and huge bells. A big bell, cast under the reign of Chao Luang Dara Direk Ratanapairote, hangs at the summit. The faith to erect this enchantment in Wat Phra Sing, Chiang Mai, as an offering to Phra That Haripunchai was cast in 1860 by Kruba Sung Hedgehog by Kanchana Maha Thera, the abbot of Wat Pa Muang Phrae Temple and the city governor of Chiang Mai.

Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai Woramahawihan, Lamphun, Thailand

How to travel to Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai

Going to Lamphun Province

– A car/bus ride from Bangkok to Lamphun Province, a distance of 658 kilometers, takes approximately 8 hours and 15 minutes.

– Travel to Lamphun Province by train from Bangkok. The quickest time is approximately 11 hours and 30 minutes, but depending on the type of train, it may take longer.

Lamphun is devoid of an airport. Those flying prefer to land in the nearby province of Chiang Mai and then travel by car or bus to Lamphun.

How to Get to Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai

Wat Phrathat-Haripunchai is located on the outskirts of Lamphun. Visitors to the city can easily travel by having a pedicab that can be used for general services, with service rates starting at 20 baht.

Address : Wat Phra That Hariphunchai Woramahawihan, Rob Mueang Nai Road, Nai Mueang Subdistrict, Mueang Lamphun District, Lamphun Province

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/H4N5R9ioSnH6ds4q8

Open for viewing: 06.00 A.M. – 06.00 P.M.

Tel : 0-5356-3612

Website : https://www.facebook.com/watpratadhariphunchai/, www.hariphunchaitemple.org

Admission fee, foreigners 20 baht.

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Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai

       Baan Mae Kampong is a homestay ecotourism destination in Chiang Mai that is located in a valley where the people live a humble existence. That guests are welcome to visit at any time to learn about the people’s way of life. Relax and lie down while on vacation, listen to the sounds of nature in the mountains, and enjoy the chilly weather all year. Another appeal that draws visitors to this area is the gorgeous nature combined with the tranquil and uncomplicated way of life.

Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand

Baan Mae Kampong story

       Baan Mae Kampong is a historic village that dates back more than a century. The majority of the villagers came from Doi Saket District in Chiang Mai Province. Baan Mae Kampong is approximately 1,300 meters in length and approximately 50 kilometers from Chiang Mai. Mae Kampong villagers have their hoses lined up in the valley and on both sides of the creek. The community is surrounded by mountains, tea and coffee plantations, waterfalls, and fertile forests (Doi Mon Lan), as well as other beautiful natural resources. The weather is pleasant all year, making it ideal for a vacation. Baan Mae Kampong now has 132 households and a population of about 362 people. The primary occupation of the villagers in Baan Mae Kampong is the production of tea, which is known locally as meang (tea). Coffee planting, trading, and employment are secondary occupations. The majority of the villagers are Buddhists.

Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand

       The social characteristics of Baan Mae Kampong are that the villagers live in dependence on one another like relatives and are generous to one another. Villagers believe in community rituals, follow community rules, and all members contribute to community development. There are numerous ecosystems in Baan Mae Kampong. There is a biodiversity of natural vegetation, clean air, and perfect water sources along the way, with yellow-red flowers up a nearby creek. The villagers refer to yellow-red flowers as “Kampong flowers,” and there is a river that runs through the village; “Mae Nam” means “River.” As a result, the village is referred to collectively as “Mae Kampong,” which is the origin of the village name.

Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand

Overall condition of Baan Mae Kampong

       The first people to settle in Baan Mae Kampong were indigenous people from Chiang Mai Province’s Doi Saket District. The main reason for their migration was a lack of land to cultivate. When they arrived on the land, collecting tea was the primary means of feeding their family. The miang (tea tree) that the villagers first collected was a natural growth. As more immigrants arrived, the Kantha Pruksa Temple was built as a mental anchor for all the villagers. Later, the Phao Khmu people migrated to the land to collect tea for hire. After a long time, Phao Khmu people married locals, and there is a mix of blood and culture in all of Baan Mae Kampong’s residents. The settlement of Baan Mae Kampong began in the country’s center before spreading to the areas of Pang Nok, Pang Khon, Pang Ton, and Pang Nai.

Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand

       Baan Mae Kampong is currently located in Village No. 3, Huay Kaew Subdistrict, Mae On Subdistrict, Chiang Mai Province. The village has a total area of approximately 6.22 square kilometers (3,887.50 rai). The general geography is the upland area, which has cool weather all year. Baan Mae Kampong is about 20 kilometers from the district office and 50 kilometers from Chiang Mai city; access to the village is easy in all seasons. In 2004, the population of Baan Mae Kampong was 418 people, with 130 households.

The intereating locations at Baan Mae Kampong

Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand
Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand
Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand

Kanta Prueksa Temple (Wat Mae Kampong)

       This temple was built in 1930, making it nearly 100 years old. Beautiful ancient Lanna architecture can be found inside the temple. The sanctuary is made entirely of teak and features ornate carvings. A highlight that must be visited at this temple among the fertile forests and rivers is a small church in the middle of the water, located in the middle of a stream that flows through the village of Mae Kampong. The church is surrounded by lush greenery. The villagers in Mae Kampong have a mind that is lush and quiet.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/GpfoqjYRYVcdbXZTA

Open for viewing: 06.00 A.M.- 6.00 P.M.

Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand

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Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand

Pha Nam Lod

       Pha Nam Lod is a part of the Teen Tok Royal Project and is surrounded by lush greenery. There is a wooden bridge as a long walkway to the inside, which is yet another stunning photo opportunity. There will be a large stone in the Pha Nam Lod area, but there will be a gap under the rock. Allow the water to run through it. In this area, there is also a sitting area where visitors can sit and enjoy the view of real nature. Visitors can also sip coffee because a coffee shop will be open for business during the holidays.

Address : Huay Kaew Subdistrict, Mae On District, Chiang Mai Province

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/yX1cFinnuavHBfuYA

Open for viewing: 07.00 a.m. – 6.00 P.m.

Website : https://www.facebook.com/phanamlod

Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand
Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand

Mae Kampong Waterfall

       Another popular natural attraction in Baan Mae Kampong is the Mae Kampong Waterfall. The waterfall has a total of seven levels, and the water flows all year, allowing visitors to swim in the basin. Visiting here will allow us to get up close and personal with nature. There is also a nature trail and a waterfall area nearby. It’s a rocky path that winds its way up the mountain. The cool water from the waterfall will splash onto our faces as we walk, and we’ll still get a good angle when we stop to photograph the waterfall.

Address : Huay Kaew Subdistrict, Mae On District, Chiang Mai Province

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/QKmeSPsXAmeeQfCy6

Open for viewing: 07.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand
Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand

Kewfin viewpoint

       From the vantage point of Kewfin, It is a view of the sea of mist in the Chae Son National Park (Doi Lan) area, which is on the border of Lampang and Chiang Mai provinces. We can enjoy amazing views of both provinces, Chiang Mai and Lampang, from here, which is located near to Mae Kampong Waterfall, about 3 kilometers up. It’s a little tricky to get here. Because the route is narrow and steep, tourists should contact local villagers to arrange a trip. Because the road is narrow and steep, travelers should rely on locals who are familiar with the area and use a four-wheel vehicle to go to the viewpoint.

Address : Doi Lan Forest Protection Unit, Mae On District, Chiang Mai Province

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/h8Ym2YBAKzWDDUpi8

Open for viewing : 07.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand
Baan Mae Kampong, Chiangmai, Thailand

Chom Nok- Chom Mai Coffee shop

       This small cafe sells tea, coffee, and bakery treats just before you reach the Mae Kampong waterfall. It’s a wonderful vantage point for looking down and photographing Mae Kampong Village’s magnificent panoramic panorama.

Address : Huay Kaew Subdistrict, Mae On District, Chiang Mai Province

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/D2yhbZcJS8svb5qs7

The shop is open for service : 08.00 a.m. -5.00 p.m.

Call : 08-1847-8043

Website : https://www.facebook.com/chomnokchommaimaekampong

How to Get to Baan Mae Kampong

– Cars and motorcycles: Take route 1141 from Chiang Mai city, cross the Super Highway Chiang Mai – Lampang and Phanonsomphot Chiang Mai 700 years, then go straight to line 1317 and continue with 3005 and run up to Huay Kaew Subdistrict. The Teen Tok Royal Project Development Center is an acronym for the Teen Tok Royal Project Development Center. The total distance is approximately 55 kilometers and takes approximately 1 hour if leaving Chiang Mai city. Take Route 118 Chiang Mai – Doi Saket Road on the Chang Puak side and turn right onto Route 3005.

Traveling for those who do not have access to a private vehicle

– Rent a red car or a van with a driver, or contact the hotel to arrange a car pick-up and drop-off. There may be additional charges. It is best to first agree on a price.

– Another option is the recently launched van line “Chiang Mai – San Kamphaeng Hot Springs – Mae Kampong” (transporting white elephants – Kad Luang – Nong Hoi – Promenada – San Kamphaeng hot springs). Because Mae Kampong is not on the main route, contact must be made first. The most convenient method is through

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Van.Hotsprings

which has the following terms:

1. Send an email with your name and phone number.

2. Inform the people who want to travel about the time and date they want to travel.

Go up at Warorot Market at 7:40 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 3:40 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

3. Provide the number of seats available for both the outbound and return journeys.

4. The fare is 150 Thai Baht per person / trip. However, if there are four or more passengers, the charter price is 500 baht per trip; if there are fewer than 400 passengers, the charter price is 500 baht per trip.

5. Transportation: On the way, passengers will be dropped off at San Kamphaeng Hot Springs. Then connect to a car that has been waiting for you to take you to Mae Kampong. On the way back, a car will be waiting to pick up passengers at the pavilion opposite Mae Kampong School and transport them to the hot spring to catch the van back to Chiang Mai.

For more information, please call 083-325-4965.

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Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

       Chalermchai Kositpipat, a well-known Thai artist, designed and built Wat Rong Khun. The temple blends Lanna culture harmoniously with both stucco patterns embellished with mirrors and big wall murals, and was erected with a great determination to create particularly beautiful works of art. The white ordination hall is stunning, with gleaming silver mirrors and distinctive stucco patterns, as well as gorgeous murals that are hypnotic to look at.

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun story

       Around 1887, a small group of peasants settled on farmland near Ban Rong Khun hamlet (the location of Wat Rong Khun at present). The people rely on a small river that feeds into the Mae Lao River and has an opaque appearance, earning them the nickname “Ban Hong Khun” (Rong Khun) because “Khun” means opaque. Later, Khun Udomkitkasemrat (nobleman) brought his family and friends into the community, bringing the total number of homes to around 50. He’d planned to create a monastery within the town to serve as the community’s mental anchor. As a result, Wat Rong Khun was born and has lived until now.

       Wat Rong Khun was founded on the western bank of the Lao River, near the Mae Mon River, some 500 meters south of the Rong Khun River. A group of Buddhist believers in the area banded together to construct a pavilion and a cubicle out of wood for religious purposes. The people chose “Thongsuk Bawin,” a monk from Wat San Sai Noi, Moo 13, as the first abbot.

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

       Water eroded the temple as a result, and it was no longer able to preserve the religious site. Later, when Mee Kaewleemsai, the new village head, was promoted, he chose to relocate the temple to his paddy field, which was located on the west side of the road, adjacent to the Rong Khun River. Thongsuk Bawin left the temple soon after, leaving the temple with only three novices. Tar Dewarat, one of the three novices, later retired as a layman. The villagers held Tar Dewarat in high regard. As a result, he was appointed as a village headman, eventually rising to become the headman of Bua Sali Subdistrict (the first headman of Rong Khun Village). Tar Dewarat noticed that the hamlet had grown in size and population, and that the temple was narrow and located near a river, which would cause problems for the locals when the flood season arrived. As a result, the headman and the villagers decided to relocate the temple to its current position. Mrs. Bua Kaew, Tar Dewarat’s wife, donated the 4 rai of land on which the temple stands. Villagers work together to build a new temple and travel to Wat Mung Muang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, to welcome monk “Duangrot Aphakara” to become the next abbot.

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

       During the time of the abbot, “Phra Duangros Apakaro.” Wat Rong Khun was a wealthy temple. There were four monks, ten novices, and two nuns. After many years, Phra Duangros Apakaro has relocated to a new temple. As a result, Wat Rong Khun was once again without monk leaders. As a result, the villagers came to Mueang Chiang Rai District to meet with the monk dean and beg for select monks to become abbots of Wat Rong Khun. The monk dean dispatched Phra Inta to the new abbots, but he only stayed for a year before relocating to another temple.

       In the year 1956, the people returned to Wat San Sai Noi to ask and invite Phra Sawai Chakro to become the abbot. In 1964, he constructed the main hall. Later, in 1977, Phra Sawai, headman Peng, and villagers venerated an ancient stone Buddha from Nong Sa Village, Mae Chai District, as the chapel’s principal Buddha image. Wat Rong Khun thrived, with Thai and Chinese religious groups settling in the area and some dispersing to other locations. When they get wealthy, they return to help maintain the temple, as is customary.

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

       There are also many foreign religious groups that trust the abbots and have traveled to give merit and donations, so the temple’s construction was completed. Phra Sawai was promoted to “Phra Kru Chakriyanuyut” in 1994. In 1995, Phra Kru Chakriyanuyut constructed a new pavilion for baking herbs to heal people who were addicted to drugs, which was a major initiative for the temple. However, he was paralyzed, and the project was canceled as a result.

       Wat Rong Khun devotees planned to demolish the old chapel, which had been standing for 38 years and had been taken over by a massive swarm of bats. On June 3, 1995, they agreed to build a new chapel and demolish the existing one. On November 26, 1995, a ceremony was organized to lay the foundation stone for the new structure.

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

       The current chapel’s construction began on February 3, 1996, although only the central chapel’s structure was completed. Because of the 1997 economic downturn, temple factors became scarce. The great artist, Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat. He was born into the Ban Rong Khun family and has pledged to continue to build a chapel as a Buddhist worship offering, hoping that the temple will become “Art for the Land.” He opted to build the chapel with his own money, with no intention of interfering with the temple or the villagers’ efforts to raise funds to build a temple in the midst of an economic downturn.

       Ajarn Chalermchai Kositpipat has arrived to make renovations, and the temple now impresses both Thais and visitors. Wat Rong Khun has grown from obscurity to become a well-known temple that serves as a showcase for the region and the country. When completed, the temple construction project will include four buildings: a chapel, a castle storing relics, a Rai Museum pavilion, and a pavilion to greet visitors to the temple.

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

The chapel's significance

White: the purity of the Buddha

Bridge: A walk across from the cycle of birth and death to Buddhism

Mouths of the devil: passion in the heart

The ridge of the bridge: There are eight demons on each side, two on each side, together representing sixteen defilements.

The middle of the bridge : Mount Phra Sumeru, the Divine Lotus : There are 4 large flowers on the side of the chapel representing the arch of the 4 noble monks, namely Phra Sotaban, Sakitagami, Anagami, and Arahant.

Stairs leading up : There are 3 steps instead of Anacchan(impermanent), Duk Khang(subject to suffering), Anatta(non-self).

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Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun's structures and symbols

       The white temple compound will include nine buildings when finished, including the existing ubosot, a relics hall, a meditation hall, an art gallery, and monks’ housing rooms.

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

The "cycle of rebirth" bridge

       The “cycle of rebirth” bridge: the ubosot, the white temple’s main edifice, is approached by crossing a bridge over a small lake. Hundreds of outstretched hands stand in front of the bridge, symbolizing unbridled yearning. The bridge says that avoiding temptation, greed, and want is the route to happiness. Two exceedingly gorgeous Kinnaree, half-human, half-bird creatures from Buddhist mythology, stand next to the lake.

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun, Gate of Heaven

       The visitor arrives at the “door of heaven” after crossing the bridge, which is guarded by two creatures representing Death and Rahu, who judges the fate of the dead. Several meditating Buddha pictures stand in front of the ubosot.

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Ubosot of Wat Rong Khun

       Ubosot: The main structure, the ubosot, is an all-white structure with mirrored glass fragments placed in the façade. The ubosot incorporates ancient Thai architectural aspects such as the three-tiered roof and the extensive usage of Naga serpents.” The decor inside the temple shifts from pure white to flaming and perplexing. Murals feature swirling orange flames and monster faces, with Western icons like Michael Jackson, Neo from The Matrix, Freddy Krueger, and a T-800 series Terminator interwoven. Nuclear weapons, terrorist assaults like the World Trade Center attack, and oil pumps serve as stark reminders of humanity’s devastating impact on the planet. Although the appearance of Harry Potter, Superman, and Hello Kitty muddles the message, the overarching theme is clear: people are evil.”

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

The golden structure, Wat Rong Khun

       The golden structure: “The rest rooms building is a structure that stands out due to its hue. This golden structure, which is ornately adorned, depicts the body, while the white ubosot represents the mind. The gold represents how humans are consumed by materialistic ambitions and money. The white building depicts the idea of earning merit and focusing on the intellect rather than worldly possessions.”

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand

How to travel to Wat Rong Khun

       Take the Chiang Rai – Bangkok road, pass through Phayao Province, Mae Chai District, Phayao Province, Phan District, Chiang Rai Province, and drive towards. After leaving Phan District, cross the Mae Lao Bridge (Laos River) and continue driving till you reach Mae Suai Intersection (Separate to Mae Suai District and go to Chiang Mai Province). If you look on the left hand side approximately 10 kilometers before reaching Khun Korn Intersection (the path to Khun Korn Waterfall), you will see about 200 meters. The white temple will draw your attention. Turn left at the fork in the road to Khun Korn Waterfall. Wat Rong Khun will be around 100 meters away, 13 kilometers from Chiang Rai city, on the main km. 816, Phahon Yothin Road (No. 1/A2).

       When leaving Chiang Rai city and coming from Mae Sai District, Chiang Rai International Airport, or Chiang Rai city, turn south on the road to Phan District, Chiang Rai Province, or on the way to Phayao Province. Then, at the 2nd bus station, you’ll come to a red light junction. Continue straight until you get to a red light, then turn right at the Khun Korn Intersection (which leads to the Khun Korn Waterfall). Wat Rong Khun is only a few minutes away from Chiang Rai city.


       If coming from Chiang Mai Province, take Doi Saket District, enter Wiang Pa Pao District, Chiang Rai Province, continue through Mae Suai District until you reach Mae Suai intersection, turn left to Chiang Rai Province (turn right to Phan District, go Phayao Province) from Mae Suai, and drive for about 10 kilometers until you reach Khun Korn Intersection. Turn left (on the route to Khun Korn Waterfall) into


       Wat Rong Khun is open to the public every day of the year. 0 5367 3579, TAT Chiang Rai office Tel. 0 5371 7433, and the Tourism Management Center Chiang Rai Province Tel. 0 5371 5690, or for more information call 0 5367 3579, TAT Chiang Rai office Tel. 0 5371 7433, and the Tourism Management Center Chiang Rai Province Tel. 0 5371 5690. Foreign tourists must pay a 50 baht entrance fee at Wat Rong Khun.

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Wat Phra That Khao Noi, Nan

       Wat Phra That Khao Noi is a great place to go sightseeing and see the whole of Nan Province. The temple sits two kilometers west of town, on the top of Khao Noi hill. It is convenient to travel, and if you visit the province of Nan, don’t forget to pay a visit to the temple..

Wat Phra That Khao Noi, Nan, Thailand

Wat Phra That Khao Noi story

       Wat Phra That Khao Noi is located on the top of Doi Khao Noi, which is on the west side of Nan town, in the Du Tai Subdistrict, Mueang Nan District, Nan Province. Built in 1487 during the reign of Chao Pu Khaeng. The Phra That is a brick chedi with a blend of Burmese and Lanna art on the inside, which houses the Lord Buddha’s hair relics. It was renovated by Burmese craftsmen during the reign of King Suriyaphong Pharit Dej, from 1906 to 1911, and a viharn was created at the same time. Wat Phra That Khao Noi is a forerunner and another old Nan temple, likely dating from the same period as Phra That Chae Haeng. It is around 240 meters above sea level and is located on Doi Bao Noi. A 303-step Naga staircase serves as the entryway to the temple.

Wat Phra That Khao Noi, Nan, Thailand

Wat Phra That Khao Noi symbol

       The surrounding panorama of downtown Nan can be seen from Wat Phra That Khao Noi. Currently, the viewing area houses the ‘Phra Buddha Maha Udomonkol Nantaburee Sri Nan,’ which is a 9-meter-high Buddha dispensing boons on a lotus foundation atop a real gold crown. On December 5, 1999, it was dedicated to King Bhumibol. This is deserving of worship, as evidenced by the fact that many tourists have done so.

Wat Phra That Khao Noi, Nan, Thailand

        On the top of Doi Khao Noi, there is also a Burmese-Lanna pagoda that houses Lord Buddha’s hair relics. Burmese artisans renovated the pagoda from 1906 to 1911.

Wat Phra That Khao Noi, Nan, Thailand

       The Phrathat Khao Noi Temple is a few meters above sea level. As a result, you may enjoy a panoramic view of Nan town. It’s stunning. I also enjoy shooting a lot of pictures. The temple’s walls are completely white, which gives it a soothing appearance. It will be enjoyable to go about the temple and take in the sights.

Wat Phra That Khao Noi, Nan, Thailand

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The best way to get Wat Phra That Khao Noi

       Muang County, Nan Province, is home to Wat Phra That Khao Noi. To reach there, simply follow the same directions as for Wat Phaya Wat. The only difference will be that Phra That Khao Noi will be 2 meters away. Continue driving till you reach Khao Noi’s highest point. Then you will arrive at the temple; if you are still concerned about getting lost, we recommend taking a private tour.

Hours of operation and admission fee: Open everyday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free to attend.

Note: The ground temple is accessible to wheelchair users.

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Wat Sri Panton, Nan, Thailand

       Wat Sri Panton in Nan Province is conveniently located near the city center, making it easy to visit. A gorgeous golden Buddhist temple stands out inside the temple in a dignified, gold-glittering attitude. In front of the Buddhist temple is a stucco sculpture of a seven-headed Naga, as well as murals depicting the history of the region. It is one of the tourist sites that visitors to Nan should not miss if they have the opportunity.

Wat Sri Panton, Nan, Thailand

Wat Sri Panton story

       Wat Sri Panton was established by Phaya Phan Ton (Count Pan Ton), the Phu Kha dynasty’s Ruler of Nan, who controlled Nan province from B.E. 1417 to 1426. The temple’s name is Phaya Phan Ton, and it was once known as Wat Sali Pan Ton (the term Sali means peepul tree). There was once a large peepul tree on the north and south sides of the temple, but it has since been cut down to make way for Chao Fa Road. In B.E. 1962, the King of Thailand bestowed Wisung Kham Seema on Wat Sri Panton (Wisung Kham Seema is an area that the King of Thailand specifically gave to monks to use for the construction of a chapel by declaring it a royal command). Wat Sri Panton is one of the unique temples because it has a beautiful Golden Buddhist temple. A stunning golden seven-headed serpent statue stands in front of the viharn and is considered the temple’s symbol. This temple is over 600 years old, having been established in the late Sukhothai or early Ayutthaya period. In addition, local craftsmen have painted line fancinated murals relating to Buddhism and Nan province’s history within the sanctuary.

Symbol of Wat Sri Panton

Wat Sri Panton, Nan, Thailand
Wat Sri Panton, Nan, Thailand

The seven-headed Naga

       A stunning stucco painting of the seven-headed Naga can be found in front of the viharn. Having the responsibility of guarding the gleaming golden Buddhist temple’s stairwell. Anurak Somsak or Salarong, a local artist, created the sculpture, which appears to be delicate and alive.

Wat Sri Panton, Nan, Thailand

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Inside the Golden Buddhist temple

       The Golden Buddhist temple’s inside is breathtakingly gorgeous, with paintings depicting Nan legends, Buddhist stories, and the Buddha’s history.

Wat Sri Panton, Nan, Thailand

How to travel to Wat Sri Panton

        Wat Sri Panton is easily accessible due to its location at the Panton crossroads. When tourists arrive in Nan from Bangkok, they will witness Wat Sri Panton, a golden Buddhist temple, standing majestically at the red light intersection that leads to Wat Phumin. Wat Sri Panton has a limited number of parking spaces, especially during the festival. It is advisable to walk from Wat Phumin, which is not far from Wat Si Phan Ton, which is around 600 meters to the west.

Address : Wat Sri Panton, Chao Fa Road, Nai Wiang Subdistrict, Mueang Nan District, Nan Province

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/kCTaZTgyvoqyHqjd8

Open for viewing: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Doi Inthanon Hotels

       Doi Inthanon hotels, it is another tourist destination with a lot of beautiful nature. There are also numerous beautiful attractions to see. Furthermore, there is good weather all year round, especially in the winter, when it is very cool. It is suitable for staying overnight to experience Doi Inthanon’s perfect atmosphere. On Doi Inthanon, there are numerous places to stay. In a way that is so close to nature that anyone who visits will be captivated. Let’s take a look at the interesting accommodations.

Doi Inthanon Hotels

        If you’re looking for a property in Chom Thong that is conveniently located, look no further than Doi Inthanon Riverside Resort. Guests can take advantage of everything the vibrant city has to offer from here. The property’s convenient location provides easy access to the city’s must-see attractions.

Doi Inthanon Riverside Resort has a variety of amenities to make your stay in Chom Thong more enjoyable. The property provides a wide range of services, such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, a 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, and a car park.

Guests have a choice of 14 rooms, all of which exude a sense of total peace and harmony. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or simply looking for a way to unwind after a long day, recreational facilities such as golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, spa, pool (kids), garden will keep you entertained. Doi Inthanon Riverside Resort is an excellent choice for visitors to Chom Thong, providing a relaxing and trouble-free stay every time.

Starting price: 1,500 Bath

Location: 58 Moo 4 , Nong Long Sub-District, Wiang Nog Long . Lamphun 51120, Wiang Nong Long, Lamphun, Thailand, 51120

Hotel Rating
8.3/10
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        Chiang Mai Elephant Friends provides ethical elephant tours as well as deluxe bungalows near the Mae Wang National Park. The resort is located 50 kilometers south of Chiang Mai on the road to Doi Inthanon.
You will feed, bathe, play in the river, and walk in the jungle with the elephants during your stay at Chiang Mai Elephant Friends. However, you can also go bamboo rafting, trekking, and swimming in a waterfall.
Check out our jungle lodging if you want to extend your stay!

Starting price: 1,523 Bath

Location202 Moo 9, Tambon Mae Win, Amphoe Mae Wang, Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50360

Hotel Rating
9.3/10

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        If you’re looking for a unique place to stay during your long vacation. There is a large and lovely dome here. It has a soft mattress and amenities such as air conditioning and a private bathroom. Visitors will sleep in the cold weather, surrounded by mountains and lovely flower gardens. When you awaken in the morning to the sound of birds singing. In the morning, you can walk around in a relaxed atmosphere. Visitors will never forget these experiences and will undoubtedly want to return.

Starting price: 1,800 Bath

Location159 Moo 9, Ban Sop Win, Tambon Mae Win, Amphoe Mae Wang, Chiang Mai 50360

Hotel Rating
9/10
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      Whether you’re a tourist or a business traveler, Mae Win Guest House and Resort is a great place to stay in Chiang Mai. Guests can take advantage of everything the vibrant city has to offer from here. The property’s convenient location provides easy access to the city’s must-see attractions.

Mae Win Guest House and Resort has a variety of amenities to make your stay in Chiang Mai more enjoyable. Guests can take advantage of on-site amenities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, a chapel, a convenience store, daily housekeeping, and postal service.

All guest accommodations include thoughtful amenities to provide an unrivaled level of comfort. The property has fantastic facilities, such as hiking trails, fishing, massage, solarium, and a garden, to help you unwind after a busy day in the city. Mae Win Guest House and Resort is your one-stop shop for high-quality lodging in Chiang Mai.

Starting price: 610 Bath

Location47/5 Moo 5, Maewin sub-district, Maewang district, Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50360

Hotel Rating
8.3/10
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      The Chai lai Orchid grows in the Himalayan foothills, the ancestral homeland of the Pga k’ nyau indigenous people. Surrounded by breathtaking green rice fields and dramatic jungle landscapes. At this thrilling adventure haven, guests can swim with elephants and trek to waterfalls and hidden jungle temples. Or simply relax and melt the stresses away with a Thai massage in your private bungalow and enjoy the luxury of unspoiled nature.

Starting price: 1,727 Bath

Location: 172 m 5 T. Mae Sapok A. Mae Wang, Chiang Mai 50360, Thailand

Hotel Rating
8.2/10
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     Karen Eco Lodge, located in the Mae Ram area, is the ideal place to explore Chiang Mai and its surroundings. Guests can take advantage of everything the vibrant city has to offer from here. The property’s convenient location provides easy access to the city’s must-see attractions.

Karen Eco Lodge is dedicated to making your stay as comfortable as possible by providing superior services and a wide range of amenities. The property provides a wide range of services, including daily housekeeping, a car park, airport transfer, BBQ facilities, and a restaurant.

All of the guestrooms are equipped with a variety of amenities. Many even provide a complimentary welcome drink, mirror, towels, closet, and heating to please even the most discriminating guest. The property’s abundance of recreational amenities ensures that you will have plenty to do during your stay. Karen Eco Lodge is an excellent choice for visitors to Chiang Mai, providing a relaxing and hassle-free stay every time.

Starting price: 808 Bath

Location: 185 Moo 9, Mae Win, Mae Wang, Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50360

Hotel Rating
8.3/10
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       Sai Nam Wang Resort, located in the heart of Doi Inthanon, is an ideal base for exploring Chiang Mai. The hotel is only 56.5 kilometers from the city center, and it takes about 90 minutes to get to the airport. The hotel’s convenient location allows for easy access to the city’s must-see attractions.

Sai Nam Wang Resort’s facilities and services ensure that guests have a pleasant stay. The hotel provides daily housekeeping, a fireplace, a 24-hour front desk, a car park, and BBQ facilities for the comfort and convenience of its guests.

The Sai Nam Wang Resort has 5 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished, and many include amenities such as an extra bathroom, complimentary instant coffee, a mirror, a private entrance, and slippers. The hotel has fantastic facilities, such as a dart board, hiking trails, a solarium, and a garden, to help you unwind after a busy day in the city. Sai Nam Wang Resort is ideal in many ways, with an ideal location and facilities to match.

Starting price: 1,175 Bath

Location188, Moo.5, T.Mae Win , A.Mae Wang, Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50360

Hotel Rating
7.9/10
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       Nongtao homestay is a Ban Dong Than accommodation with free WiFi and mountain views. There is a garden and free private parking at this homestay. Every morning, an Asian breakfast is served at the homestay. Chiang Mai International Airport is 28 miles away from Nongtao Homestay. The homestay is located in the Karen community. The Karen people have a long history of living and working with elephants throughout Southeast Asia. Karen hill tribes in Northern Thailand have aided in the care of elephants in their natural habitat. The welfare of the elephants is of the utmost importance in this sustainable industry, which also provides a source of employment for Karen women in an area where job opportunities for women are scarce.

Starting price: 381 Bath

Locationbaan nongtao mea win mea wang Chiang Mai Municipality, Chiang Mai Province 50360

Hotel Rating
8.5/10

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Doi Inthanon Hotels

       Our location is surrounded by beautiful natural beauty and is well-equipped with amenities. Each bungalow has its own rooftop, where you can spend time with your friends and family. There are numerous activities available in the area, including elephant riding, elephant feeding, rafting, ATV, ziplines, and many others. If you’re looking for a nice place to stay, you won’t be disappointed if you stay with us.

Starting price: 899 Bath

Location: 1013 Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Hotel Rating
7.8/10
Doi Inthanon Hotels

       Doi Inthanon is close to the Leaf Homestay. Our location is surrounded by beautiful natural beauty and is well-equipped with amenities. Each bungalow has its own rooftop, where you can spend time with your friends and family. There are numerous activities available in the area, including elephant riding, elephant feeding, rafting, ATV, ziplines, and many others. If you’re looking for a nice place to stay, you won’t be disappointed if you stay with us.

Starting price: 1,675 Bath

Location: 223 Moo 9 Ban Sop Win, Mae Win Subdistrict, Chiang Mai City Municipality, Chiang Mai Province 50360

Hotel Rating
8.3/10
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Waterfall in Doi Inthanon

          The waterfall in Doi Inthanon has countless visitors every year. Doi Inthanon National Park It is a popular tourist destination in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Because there are many attractions to choose from and they are surrounded by beautiful nature. There are also many facilities that cater to tourists. And there are many activities for tourists to choose from. This article is for those who love beautiful waterfalls. At Doi Inthanon National Park, it is filled with many beautiful waterfalls waiting for tourists who love to get exciting experiences and enjoy the great atmosphere of real nature. Let’s check out the beautiful waterfall and plan to visit it on your next trip.

Waterfall in Doi Inthanon

Mae Klang Waterfall

          Mae Klang Waterfall is a big waterfall with water flowing throughout the whole year. Many big swimming pools can be found in. But the stream is so strong during the rainy season that it can be dangerous to swim. Mae Klang Waterfall is in the east of the national park. Visitors can travel From Chom Thong-Doi Inthanon Road, about km 8 before reaching the national park checkpoint. Then turn left for about 1 kilometer to reach Mae Klang Waterfall. You can walk along the walking path to the visitor center. Which is located approximately 400 meters from Mae Klang Waterfall, through the weir mine and Pha Khanna paintings.

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Waterfall in Doi Inthanon

Mae Ya Waterfall

         Mae Ya Waterfall is a big waterfall in the south of the National Park.Mae Ya creek originated flows down 30 levels, a total of about 260 meters above sea level, and is reported to be the country’s most lovely waterfall. The waterfall stretches for 100 meters during the rainy season. The water quantity may decrease in the dry season. But the cascade is clearer. Mae Ya Waterfall is located in the southern part of the national park area. When entering Chom Thong – Yod Doi Inthanon Road for about 1 kilometer, there will be a left turn for about 14 kilometers.

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Waterfall in Doi Inthanon

Wang Kuai Waterfall

          Wang Kwai Waterfall is a favorite waterfall for tourists to play with their children. The elegant water flows through a big stone courtyard and meanders. The fine seeded sand of the cascade. The Wang Kwai Waterfall can be reached by visitors from Chiang Mai City, about 67.7 kilometres. Drive along Chiang Mai Road to Chom Thong Market. Then take a right onto Chom Thong – Inthanon Road, about 9.7 km away.
Facilities
         There is a large parking lot adjacent to the road that is paved. There can be about thirty cars parked. There’s a lot of restaurant services like grilled chicken Sticky rice, papaya salad and so on. The toilets in the visitor center near the cascade can be used to tourists.

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Waterfall in Doi Inthanon

Wachirathan Waterfall

          The Wachirathan Waterfall was later renamed after the royal title of King Rama 10, formerly known as “Tad Kong Yong.” It is a large, about 70-80 meter high waterfall from Mae Klang Creek. The cascade is 750 meters high. From the cliff the river falls into the bottom basin. Water runs throughout the year. A lovely rainbow is shown over the stream in the sun light when the water droplets hit. On the other side of the cliff is “Pha Mon Kaew” or “Pha Wan Kaew,” a steep cliff. The waterfall is located 81,2 kilometers from the District of Mueang Chiang Mai, at km 20,7 of Highway 1009 with a right turn. Drive along a winding road to Wachirathan Waterfall for approximately 250 metres.

Facilities
          The visitors can be served in restaurants/shops. Access conditions are steep, the road surface rough, and caution only allows access to personal cars and motorcycles. A crushed patio is the parking lot. There can be some 50 cars parked. The cleaning rest room separates the toilets for men and women.

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Waterfall in Doi Inthanon

Sirithan Waterfall

          This waterfall originally came from the Mae Klang River to be called the “Pa Kha Waterfall.” In the Chom Thong District of Chiang Mai Province, Doi Inthanon River flows to the Mae Ping River. The Queen visited the waterfall on 28 March 2002 and called “Sirithan Waterfall”  It is about 22 km from this waterfall. It is a very beautiful waterfall that runs from a large rock cliff about 50 meters high from the base, into two levels. A lot of water and a large flow are available all year long. The waterfall’s sound can be heard from afar. It is about 870 meters high above sea level. On March 28, B.E. 2002, the waterfall was open to tourist. The waterfall is one of the major sights for Thai and foreign tourists to visit a lot to discover the beauty of the waterfall from a large cliff of rock.
           The Mae Klang River Basin and Chom Thong district are also beneficial to the people. People consume water and farming, and many aquatic animals such as frogs, tadpoles, many fish species and rare fish, such as bat fish, also have habitat for them. The scientific name for Batfish in honor of Thailand is Oreoglanis siamensis. The forest is a mixed feeding forest with dry evergreen forest. The pine, teng, nest, scaly, resin, and several orchid species, etc., with high biodiversity are important vegetations. It is a major source of food, such as wild figs, wild bananas, bamboo shoots, rattan shoots, eggplants, Centella asiatica leaves, vegetables, sweet vegetables. They provide a source of wildlife. Moreover, there are numerous food worms, such as bamboo worms, silk worms, spiders, spids, crickets, spiders and spiders as well as an important source of medicinal herbs.

Travel
          On Highway 108, turn right onto Highway No. 1009 (Chomthong Road, Doi Inthanon) approximately 23 kilometers away from the Sirithan Waterfall, where the dirt road crosses for around 100 yards down to the left, then reaches the viewpoint of Sirithan Waterfall.

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Waterfall in Doi Inthanon

Pha Dok Siaw Waterfall

          Waterfall, Pha Dok Siew. It is a 10-level waterfall in the Ban Mae Klang Luang woodlands located in the National Park Doi Inthanon. The waterfall has become a popular tourist destination because many movies have been filmed. But it’s hard to get to the waterfall. The Pha Dok Siew Waterfall Nature Trail has therefore been developed to give all travelers the chance to discover the rich nature. And experience the life of Baan Klang Luang villagers more

          Tourists must go to Ban Mae Klang Luang Ecotourism Center to travel to Pha Dok Siew Waterfall. Located in the center of the National Park Doi Inthanon. Here we contact a tour guide for 200 baht per group, not more than 10 people per group. You will find our guide to Pha Dok Siew Waterfall Nature Trail. Ban Mae Klang Luang atmosphere This is a very nice place. The views of the neatly lined rice patio can be enjoyed by visitors for some time. In particular during harvest season Rice fields will turn into a sparkling gold color and will be very beautiful and will experience Pgaknyau Tribe’s way of life to show us Even the quality of their lives will improve over time. They have not yet renounced simple, traditional ways of life like coffee plantations and farming, which are another attraction when visiting this village.

          Pha Dok Siew Waterfall has ten levels, the most beautiful site in Pha Dok Siew Waterfall from the 9th floor down to the 7th level, and a bamboo bridge will run through the river. The Bamboo bridge gives you a panoramic view of the water that runs down 20 meters high from the cliff and is surrounded by lush plant nature. It is also a popular photo spot for tourists, as well as being the most beautiful view of the waterfall.

Address : 119 Village No. 7, Ban Luang Subdistrict, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/wNuTde7yXLDUnJ2X8

Open for viewing: 06.00-18.00

Tel : Ban Mae Klang Luang Ecotourism Service Center 09-3131-3850

Website : https://www.facebook.com/maekalngluang/

Waterfall in Doi Inthanon

Siribhom Waterfall

          Siriphum Waterfall is a 2 river waterfall flowing along a very beautiful long distance from a steep cliff. It can be seen at a distance of about 31 kilometers from Ban Khun Klang on Highway 1009. Tourists must pass the flower garden of the Royal Inthanon project, established to support hilly tribe people, for approximately 1 kilometer. These waterfalls run down a beautiful long path, formerly called Lao Lue by the name of the village Hmong which lived in the vicinity of the waterfall, through the steep cliffs. The Inthanon Royal Project Development Center is under operation, subsequently renamed according to the royal name of the Thai dynasty, presenting Siriphum Waterfall landscaping Suan Luang Siriphum.

Travel

          The Waterfall of Siriphum The Highway 108 (Chiang Mai road), located 91.5 km from Mueang Chiang Mai District, is about 58 km long, turn right on Highway No. 1009 (Chomthong road, Doi Inthanon), approx. 31.5 km.

Facilities
          There are 20 personal cars on the paved parking lot and 4 bathrooms with cleaning service.

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Waterfall in Doi Inthanon

Mae Pan Waterfall

          The deep nature of the great forest, rich in plants of many kinds. The river flows into the mountains and is surrounded with lush forests for visitors up to 4 floors. The waterfall is over 100 meters high and from a distant point of view it is visible. Remove from the Mae Pan Waterfall National Park or walk along the Mae Pan Waterfall (Pha Samran Nature Trail), about 400 meters away from the area.

Travel
          It is situated about 105.5 kilometers away from Chiang Mai on Highway 108 (Chiang Mai) road. Turn left onto highway No. 1009 (Chomthong Road, Doi Inthanon) for approximately 39 kilometers and there is a connection to Mae Chaem District. Mae Pan Waterfall is about 58 kilometers away. Mae Chaem for approximately 6.5 km and turn left for Doi Inthanon, then go right to Huai Sai Lueang Waterfall for around 2 kilometers. It could be a bit difficult to get to Mae Pan Waterfall. Parking on the Huai Sai Lueang Waterfall is required for visitors. Then walk 10 minutes to get there.

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Waterfall in Doi Inthanon

Hua Sai Loung Waterfall

          Waterfall Hua Sai Loung. It is the hotel’s closest waterfall. There’s a story In the past, when it rained, the grains of yellow sand came through the water. It is like a valuable gold grain. The story came from the waterfall name.
Travel
          Waterfall Hua Sai Loung is locating 105.5 kilometers away from Mueang Chiang Mai District along Chiang Mai Road, about 39 kilometers along Chiang Mai Road. Turn right on Highway No1009 (Chomthong Road, Doi Inthanon). The link to Mae Chaem district is approximately 6.5 kilometers, then turn left on the road to Doi Inthanon from Mae Chaem. Take the protection unit right then. Mae Pan Waterfall national park and Hua Sai Loung Waterfall are approximately 2 km.
Facilities
          There is a permanent camp building to study nature for groups. There may be a special lecture for 80 or 100 people. Nature Study Group activities and attendance at an environmental study camp from 6.00 to 9.00 p.m. daily.

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Doi Inthanon National Park

        The Doi Inthanon National park is popular tourist destination in Chiang Mai and Thailand’s highest peak. Chiang Mai is the largest province in northern of Thailand which is popular with both Thai and foreign tourists as a vacation destination. The Doi Inthanon National Park offers a variety of sights and activities that allow visitors to interact with and absorb the natural environment. More information on Doi Inthanon National Park will be included in this section.

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Doi Inthanon National Park Story

         Doi Inthanon National Park , it was designated as Thailand’s No. 6 national park in 1972. It covers an area of 482.4 square kilometers in Chiang Mai Province’s Chom Thong District, Mae Chaem District, Mae Wang District, and Doi Lo branch. Doi Inthanon was once known as “Doi Luang” or “Doi Ang Ka.” Doi Luang derives its name from the size of a massive mountain. It was given the name “Doi Luang” by the inhabitants (Luang: in the northern language meaning something huge). The narrative of Doi Ang Ka (Ka means “crows”) is fascinating. There is a marsh that appears like a basin around 300 meters west of the top of the mountain. Many flocks of crows come to swim in this wetland on a regular basis. As a result, it is known as “Ang Ka,” and the enormous mountain is known as “Doi Ang Ka,” but some sources claim that the term “Ang Ka” is a misnomer.

Doi Inthanon National Park

          In fact, the word “Doi Ang Ka” is derived from the Karen language and means “big mountain.” Previously, the northern forest was under the control of various rulers. During the reign of King Inthawichayanon, the ruler of Chiang Mai, who places great value on forests, particularly those in the Doi Luang area, he ordered that if he died, some of his ashes be brought up to build a stupa on the mountain. As a result, this mountain is referred to as “Doi Inthanon.” According to another legend, Doi Luang is known as Doi Inthanon because it is an honor ruler. As a result, it was given the name “Doi Luang.” The name was, nevertheless, similar to Doi Luang in Chiang Dao District. After the Germans arrived to investigate and measure, it was discovered that Doi Luang or Doi Ang Ka in Mae Chaem District is taller than Doi Luang in Chiang Dao District. As a result, the mountain was renamed “Doi Inthanon” to avoid confusion. National Park of Doi Inthanon Originally part of the “Doi Inthanon National Forest,” it was later surveyed and designated as one of the government’s fourteen national parks. The Royal Forest Department proposed to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives for the first time that the area of Doi Inthanon National Park be designated to an area of 1,000 square kilometers, or approximately 625,000 rai, but because the community areas lived before many communities, the proposal was rejected.

Doi Inthanon National Park

          As a result, a fresh poll was done, and the region where the people had lived and feared future problems was set apart. As a result, on October 2, 1972, the remaining area to be established as Doi Inthanon National Park was announced to be 270 sq km or roughly 168,750 rai. On June 13, 1978, the government declared that Chom Thong District, Mae Chaem District, Mae Wang District, and Doi Lo Subdistrict will be expanded by 482.4 square kilometers. The elevation is modest above sea level. The distance between 400 and 2,565.3341 meters is 400 meters. It is Thailand’s highest mountain.

According to the National Park Act B.E. 2504, Section 1, Section 6, the power to designate the land as a national park to remain in its original natural condition in order to preserve it for the benefit of education and enjoyment of the people shall have the power to do so by publishing a royal decree in this designated area known as “national park.”

Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon National Park Topography

          The terrain is made up of a series of high mountains that are difficult to navigate. It is part of the Thanon Thong Chai mountain range, which stretches north to south. spans from Nepal’s Himalayas, with elevations ranging from 400 to 2,565 meters above mean sea level. The highest point lies at the summit of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain. The tallest peak of Doi Hua Mot Luang, 2,330 meters high, Doi Hua Mot Noi, 1,900 meters high, and Doi Hua Suea, 1,881 meters above sea level, is the second highest mountain.

          The geological structure of Doi Inthanon National Park is described in general terms. It is made up of rocks from the Cambrian period. Naies and granite make up the majority of the rocks. Stones of various sorts Limestone rocks from the Ordovician epoch have been discovered. Including rounded pebbles until the territorial era.

           Doi Inthanon National Park is a significant Ping River watershed area that has given rise to numerous rivers. The Mae Wang River, Mae Klang River, Mae Ya River, Mae Hoi River, Mae Chaem River, and Mae Tia River are the most important. These rivers will run through Chom Thong District, Mae Chaem District, Hot District, Mae Wang District, and San Pa Tong District in Chiang Mai Province, nourishing local settlements before flowing into the Ping River.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Characteristics of the climate

          The southwest monsoon, which delivers moisture and rain clouds, has an impact on the climate of Doi Inthanon National Park. Furthermore, cold and drought will be brought to the region by northeast monsoon winds flowing from China. Between March and May, there will be a summer. The wet season lasts from June to November, and the winter season lasts from December to February. Alternatively, the weather conditions in each place are highly different due to the height variation of Doi Inthanon National Park. In the lowest section of the area, where the sea height is less than 1000 m, it has a tropical climate. A subtropical climate prevails in the central section of the territory, where elevations range from 1000 to 2000 meters above sea level, and a temperate climate prevails in the area above 2000 meters.

          The climate in the national park’s upper reaches is generally humid and cold all year. Particularly near the ridges and peaks that characterize Doi Inthanon’s summit. There will be high winds and bitterly cold weather, with temperatures dropping to 0-4 ° C and frost forming in December and January. The temperature is often cool and humid at the middle level of Doi Inthanon National Park. During the winter months of December and January, the average temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius. The average temperature is 15-17 degrees Celsius, with an annual rainfall of 2,000-2,100 millimeters. A cool and humid climate prevails in locations with an elevation of 1,800 meters or higher. This is due to the fact that the clouds are at their highest point. Almost the entire year, the forest council is shrouded in mists and fog.

Doi Inthanon National Park

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Travel to Doi Inthanon National Park

          Traveling by car from Chiang Mai city along National Highway No. 108 (Chiang Mai-Hod) for about 56 kilometers, passing through Hang Dong and San Patong districts to Chom Thong District, which is about 2 kilometers away. After that, take Provincial Highway No. 1009 (Chomthong-Doi Inthanon) to the summit of Doi Inthanon, where you will enter Doi Inthanon National Park at kilometer 8 (Mae Klang Waterfall). The distance is 48 kilometers in total. At kilometer 31, you’ll find the Doi Inthanon National Park office.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Location and general information

Contact location : Doi Inthanon National Park, P.O. Box 2 119 Moo 7, Ban Luang Subdistrict, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province 50160

Telephone : 0 5328 6729 (Tourist Information, Reservation), 0 5328 6728 (Rescue Center)

E-mail : doiinthanonnp@hotmail.com

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DoiInthanonNationalPark/

National park entrance fee

Thai people : adults 50 baht, children 20 baht.

Foreigners : Adults 300 baht, Children 150 baht.

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

       Wat Phra That doi suthep is the most prominent temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The splendors of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, built in the early 19th Buddhist century, is distinguished by seven-headed snake statues that line the stairs to the temple, which houses a Chiang Saen style golden pagoda and all of its wonderful Lanna architecture. The landscape of Chiang Mai from here is really spectacular. Tiaw Khuen Doi Festival, which is the journey up Doi Suthep Hill to revere the Buddhist relics enshrined there, is also held at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. It’s an experience worth having.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That doi suthep History

       The storey of the temple’s creation is still a legend, with several different variations. The first pagoda is supposed to have been built in 1383, when the temple was founded. With the addition of many more holy shrines, the temple has grown and become more ornate throughout time. The first road to the shrine was constructed in 1935.

Legend of the White Elephant

Sumanathera, a monk from the Sukhothai Kingdom, had a dream, according to mythology. He was ordered to go to Pang Cha and look for a relic in this vision. Sumanathera visited Pang Cha and discovered a bone. Many people believe it was the shoulder bone of Gautama Buddha. The relic possessed magical abilities, including the ability to glow, vanish, and move and copy itself. Sumanathera presented the relic to Sukhothai’s King Dhammaraja. When Sumanathera arrived, the eager Dhammaraja prepared offerings and held a ceremony. The relic, however, showed no anomalous traits, and the king, who was skeptical of its genuineness, told Sumanathera to retain it.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

When King Nu Naone of Lan Na learned of the relic, he instructed the monk to deliver it to him. Sumanathera carried the relic to what is now Lamphun in northern Thailand, with Dharmmaraja’s approval, in 1368. The artefact shattered into two parts once it arrived. Wat Suan Dok enshrined the smaller piece. The king placed the second piece on the back of a white elephant before releasing it into the wild. The elephant is reported to have ascended Doi Suthep, then known as Doi Aoy Chang (Sugar Elephant Mountain), come to a halt, trumpeted three times, and then died. This was taken as a foreshadowing. The erection of a temple at the site was immediately ordered by King Nu Naone.

The temple’s name (Wat Phra That Doi Suthep) actually explains what it has to offer. Phra refers to an honorific Buddha image, while relic refers to a relic. Mixing the two indicates that there is a Buddha relic in the Wat’s sanctity, which in this case is half of Buddha’s shoulder bone. The rounded portion of the Chedi, just above the octagonal redented section and below the ringed section, is where the shoulder bone relic can be found.

How to visiting the temple

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

       Chiang Mai is the closest city to the temple, which may be reached by road. Visitors can either walk 309 steps or take a tram to the pagodas from the car lot at the temple’s base. The Monk’s Trail can also be used to trek up to the temple from the city. Visitors must be adequately dressed and remove their shoes once entering the temple premises. The most sacred part of the temple grounds is the original gold-plated chedi. Pagodas, statues, bells, a museum, and shrines can all be found on the grounds. Aspects of the wat are influenced by Buddhism as well as Hinduism. A model of the Emerald Buddha and a statue of Ganesh, the Hindu God, are on display. On the far side of the temple, there are sights of Chiang Mai.

The Site's Architecture

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

       Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a beautifully designed Wat with a Buddhist storey to tell. The White elephant monument honoring the narrative behind the Wat’s placement is the first sight one sees after ascending the Naga lined steps (the longest Naga balustrade in Thailand). On the north side of the complex, on the left, is the nearest entry to the inner ring. The immediate view is of the chedi, which stands 79 feet tall (24 meters). With its heightened redented octagonal base, ringed spire, smooth spire, and tiered chatra (umbrella) at the top, this gold-plated spire is extremely typical of Northern Thailand chedis. The structure is heavily influenced by Sukhothai art; nevertheless, the chatra is a result of two centuries of Burmese occupation and is not a Thai influence. The chedi’s tiered and angular design is a feature of Buddhist architecture prevalent across Thailand. The tiers signify the level of heavens that must be attained in order to obtain Nirvana, as well as the monarchy’s hierarchy. The angular shape and slanting look are more in line with the emotion that Thai architects were attempting to convey. The basic goal of Threvada Buddhism is to remove oneself of unwholesomeness, which is accomplished by a concentration on serenity, lightness, and floating. The chedi would appear dense and static if it were just its plain outlines of an octagon and triangle. The chedi’s reddened appearance, nearly parabolic slope, and golden cover give it a weightless appearance.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

       The Wihans exhibit the same concept. The weightlessness of the wihans and surrounding structures is mostly due to the beauty of the roof. The experimenting with geometry and isolating related shapes is the aesthetic at work here. This wihan has a two-tiered roof with separate portions angled at different angles. The lowest tier is at a flatter inclination to simulate a stouter, more uptight appearance, whilst the following tier is at a steeper angle to give a more elevated and relaxed appearance. This division is meant to represent the prime goal of Buddhism, which is to be free of attachment. The white stucco and very elaborate pediment substantially contribute to this lightweight sense and separation, but the roof, due to its scale and composure, provides the most dynamic movement of the building. The pediments are often the most ornately decorated elements of the structure, expressing the temple’s grandeur and importance. There is a flat ornamental Naga at each corner of the roof levels, and the huge pointed pieces at the pinnacle of the roof are called chofas.

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

       The exterior’s Buddhist motif is carried through to the interior through a variety of aspects. The first is that the building’s walls and columns all tilt inward toward the centre. This is done to help with the structural integrity of the building, but it also gives the impression that the chamber is climbing. The interior is equally lavishly ornamented, with murals covering the entire wall. The murals primarily depict the storey of Buddha’s life and travels, but they also feature Hindu elements. The interior of the building is often quite gloomy because the main lighting comes from the narrow vertical windows and the murals and all of the interior ornamentation are made of darker materials. The narrowness of the windows is for structural reasons, but it also contributes to the ascension feeling because they are trapezoids that are wider at the base. The interiors of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep contain a plethora of Buddha sculptures in a variety of designs and materials, just like the courtyard outside.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

       The structure is designed with biaxial symmetry around the chedi, with the main and little wihans somewhat off the east-west cardinal plane. The cardinal directions are significant in Buddhism, and it is claimed that if there is no body of water nearby, as there is in this case, the main wihan should face the rising sun. This explains why the main wihan is on the complex’s western side. The placement and style of the surrounds outside of the square courtyard are determined by the topography of the mountainside. The best place to see Chiang Mai is from a raised cantilever with a 15-foot plunge over the edge. Even the wooden wihan and monk’s home further down the hill exist on the north-south axis, pointing towards the chedi. Everything on the site points in the direction of the renowned chedi, demonstrating its importance to the wat.

Politics and Religion Problems

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

          Due to its relic and the significance of Chiang Mai being the centre of the Lanna Kingdom in the 14th century, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is regarded one of Thailand’s most sacred pilgrimage sites. In truth, the wat can receive up to 120,000 visitors every month, with bigger numbers on festivals such as Songkhan and, especially, Visakha Bucha Day, when locals climb the mountain and sleep on the temple’s esplanade to commemorate the Buddha’s birth. The majority of these visitors are from Thailand, Singapore, China, and India, and they refer to themselves as “pilgrim-tourists” since they pay tribute to the place while also enjoying the nearby attractions. Tourism will always be a significant part of the wat, and political decisions will always be influenced by its economy. The first is Khruba Sriwichai, who directed the construction of the road in 1935. Because of his high merit and dedication to the culture, as well as the building projects he engaged on, he was a big component of the Buddhist culture in this region. 

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

          The Thai Buddhist authorities attempted to consolidate and incorporate the loosely conformed northern Buddhist leaders into a more national hierarchical structure around the turn of the twentieth century. Sriwichai was one of the most outspoken opponents, and he became a symbol of northern culture’s religious and societal independence. In the 1980s, his spirit could be seen once more when there was talk of installing a cable car to the wat instead of utilizing the road. This sparked a heated controversy and called into doubt the wat’s sacredness. The pilgrimage to wats is an important part of Buddhist culture; would introducing this technology detract from that aspect? The government and the locals fought long and hard over who it would genuinely benefit and the religious implications, but the idea was eventually cancelled due to local support.

How to travel to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

How to travel: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep can be found in Tambon Suthep, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai Province. Doi Suthep Hill is 14 kilometres from Chiang Mai’s city. If you’re driving, use the Huai Kaew-Chiang Mai University-Chiang Mai Zoo Road until you see the sign for Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. There are also tiny buses that travel from Chiang Mai University from 5.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. There are two routes to go to Phra That Doi Suthep Temple. The first is to walk up the seven-headed serpent stairs. It’s also a fantastic place to take photos. Taking an electric tram, which runs from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thais pay 20 THB, whereas foreigners pay 50 THB.

Opening Hours: Daily

Location: Tambon Suthep, Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai Province

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