The complexity of the caves is thought to extend for about 10-14 kilometres into Doi Chiang Dao. Moreover, at the summit of Doi Chiang Dao, there are unforgettably magnificent views, which always attract worldwide tourists. Back to Chiang Dao National Park, its approximate area is 722,075 rai or 1,155 square kilometer. Its end north area is as far as Muang Na sub district, Chiang Dao district, Chiangmai adjoining with Burma. Its end south area covers Doi Chiang Dao Wild Animal Conservation Area, Muang Na sub district, Chiang Dao district, Chiangmai. Its end east area is as far as Sri Lanna National Park, Ping Klorng sub district, Chiang Dao district, Chiangmai. Lastly, its end west area is closed to Houy Nam Daing National Park, Muang Ngae sub district, Weng Ngae district, Chiangmai.
How to get there
Drive from Chiangmai city to Chiang Dao district (79 kilometres), then head further to the Office of Chiang Dao National Park for another 24 kilometres.
There is the Tourist Service Centre at the park servicing you with information about the national park, the nature conservation and the forest trekking by knowledgeable officers. Where to stay? There are a couple of renting houses with the capacity of 12 persons and a tenting ground with the capacity of 200 persons. If interested, please contact the Office of Chiang Dao National Park, Ban Na Ngai, Muang Na subdistrict, Chiang Dao district, Chiangmai, 50170. Otherwise, you may contact the Accommodation Service, National Park Section, the Office of Nature Conservation, the Forestry Department, Tel: (02) 579-7223, (02) 579-5734, (02) 561-4292 extension 724 or 725.
One of the must-visits on anyone's list is Doi Khuntan National Park. Surrounded by the mountains that characterise northern Thailand, the park provides a habitat for a variety of flora and fauna as well as many historically important sites. Covering 255 square kilometres, Doi Khuntan National Park includes verdant forests in Mae Ta, Lamphun and Hangchat districts. However, its most famous feature is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand, a masterpiece of German engineering and 1,350 feet long.
How to get there
To travel to Doi Khuntan National Park, take a northern train, get off at Khuntan railway station, and walk for around 1,300 meters. Here you will find the park headquarters.
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