Doi Ang Khang

Remote Doi Ang Khang Mae Sun, Fang District Chiang Mai 50320 Thailand Published on: 08-06-2016

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Doi Ang Khang is a mountain in Fang District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. It is part of the Daen Lao Range that straddles both sides of the Burmese-Thai border.

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Why Doi Ang Khang is special ?

Doi Ang Khang is a mountain in Fang District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. It is part of the Daen Lao Range that straddles both sides of the Burmese-Thai border. Pushed up against the border with Myanmar, the mountain valleys around Doi Ang Khang are known locally as 'Little Switzerland' thanks to the cool climate, which gets cold enough for frost in January, but really the resemblance ends there. Instead of chalets and yodelling you'll find peaceful green valleys full of temperate flowers and plantations of 'exotic' – to the Thais at least – fruit, such as apples, pears and strawberries, tucked into the middle of a crown-shaped circle of forested mountains.


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What to explore at Doi Ang Khang?

Today, people come here to enjoy the almost-temperate climate and explore the peaceful Royal Agricultural Station, which sprawls out from the village of Ban Khum in the centre of the basin. This Royal Project was founded to provide local hill-tribe villagers with an alternative source of income to growing opium, and to conduct research into which new crops could be cultivated in the cool mountain valleys of northern Thailand. Many station staff are villagers from the mixed Yunnanese, Burmese and hill-tribe villages of Pang Ma, Ban Luang, Ban Khob Dong and Ban Nor Lae, which circle the Royal Project and are also worth a visit.

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How to get to Doi Ang Khang?

If coming by car from the Chiang Mai-Fang road (Hwy 107), turn left at an intersection around km137 (at Mae Kha Market) and proceed to Doi Ang Khang at a distance of 25 km. It is a steep zigzagging asphalt road. Therefore, only vehicles in good condition and experienced drivers can make the trip.

It's also possible to take a songthaew from Mae Kha to Doi Ang Khang, but departures are irregular and you'll probably need to charter it.

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Selling points

  • Interesting gardens and beautiful mountains
  • Fantastic Place to visit
  • The best place for winter
  • The most beautiful places in Thailand
  • A high mountain with superb views
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
235.13 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Doi Ang Khang Mae Sun, Fang District Chiang Mai 50320 Thailand

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  • There are many viewpoints in the Doi Angkhang area. One popular spot, Kiew Lom, gives a view of Fang and a haunting cloud of fog through which the sun rises and sets.
    What to know
  • The area has a cool climate all year round, particularly from December to January, when much of the area is frosty. During that period, you should be prepared to cope with relatively cold weather.
    Weather
  • Those who enjoy trekking will find much to see in the Doi Angkhang area. Various treks can be arranged. For whole day treks, it is necessary to take along sufficient food and water.
    Things to do
  • A way to explore the environment around Angkhang Nature Resort is by mountain bike. The resort keeps a few on the premises, which can be booked by guests.
    Things to do
  • There are many products to buy on the local market and inside the agricultural station. All products from the Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang are produced organic.
    What to buy
  • A good spot for Bird Watching is at Mae Phur Forest Station and on the way to Angkhang Nature Resort itself. Within the resort a wide variety of birds can also be seen.
    What to see

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Lovely royal gardens, and if your looking to escape Chiang Mai or just wind your way through the twisting turning roads, this is worth the trip. The climate is cooler and makes for an enjoyable stroll. It's a small village with a handful of restaurants and gift shops. I stayed at Ang Khang Nature resort which was a special place and quiet unexpected. It's not listed on TA but walked in and luckily they had a garden view room which was spacious, clean and well appointed. Lovely to sit on the balcony and particularly in the morning when the birds are chirping. Highly recommend a stay at this resort.

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