Doi Ang Khang National Park

Attraction Doi Ang Khang Mon Pin, Fang District Chiang Mai 50320 Thailand Published on: 08-06-2016

2 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
02:00 PM
04:30 PM
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Doi Ang Khang National Park is blessed with a lush green mountains range and various natural attractions such as: Ang Khang Royal Agricultural Station, Bonsai Garden and perfect valleys

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Why Doi Ang Khang National Park is special ?

Ang Khang Royal Agricultural Station is a demonstration site for planting and researching flowering plants, temperate fruit trees, vegetables and other crop under the patronage of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. For more information, visit www.angkhangstation.com


Bonsai Garden is located in front of the station.  The garden comprises temperate and winter plants of Thailand and overseas, all of which are decorated, cut and planted with the Bonsai technique. Touring around Bonsai garden, visitors can also see herbal plantations. The best time to visit is from November to January.  


Mu Ban Khum is a village located near the Royal Agricultural Station. It is a small community comprising people of various races such as Burmese, Hwa, and Thai Yai. They settled in the area and run souvenir shops and restaurants. Kiu Lom Viewpoint is a scenic spot to watch sunrise and sunset including a sea of clouds. It overlooks the delightful ambience of the mountains. On a clear day, the Ang Khang Royal Agricultural Station can be seen from here.


Mu Ban No Lae is on the Thai-Burmese border. The people of No Lae migrated from Myanmar about 15 years ago.  They speak their own language and are Buddhists. On every Buddhist day, they stay home to practice the Buddhist precepts.  No Lae village offers a magnificent view of natural scenery of the Thai-Burmese border.


Mu Ban Khop Dong is home to Musoes. The tribe believe in ghosts and spirits and still hold on to simple ways of life. The Royal Project has supported this village in promoting agriculture and handicrafts.  The Young Local Guide project is underway to guide visitors on the local lifestyle and beliefs, as well as to create a non-migration awareness in local youths. Mu Ban Luang comprises of Yunnan Chinese who migrated here during World War II. They earn a living from agriculture.


Source: http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Doi-Ang-Khang-National-Park--4031

What to explore at Doi Ang Khang National Park?

Activities on Doi Ang Khang are varied. Presently, Ang Khang Natural Resort offers the following activities:

- Natural Study Trek, a 2-kilometre trek showing small but beautiful waterfalls and Rhododendron.

- Mountain biking: Ban Khum-

- No Lae, Ban Luang-Ban Pha Daeng.

- Birdwatching - More than 1,000 species of birds can be seen.  The best spots are Mae Phoe forest station and around Ang Khang Natural Resort.

- Mule riding – This is best done by sitting facing sideways because the wide saddle will not allow a horseback-riding style.  Booking must be done at least one day in advance with the resort as mules are normally used to carry agricultural produces.


Source: http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Doi-Ang-Khang-National-Park--4031

How to get to Doi Ang Khang National Park?

Doi Ang Khang is on Highway No. 107 (Chiang Mai-Fang). Turn left at an intersection around Km. 137 (at Mae Kha Market) and proceed to Doi Ang Khang for a further distance of 25 kilometres.  It is a steep zigzagging asphalt road.  Therefore, only vehicles in good condition and experienced drivers can make the trip. The local truck (Song Thaeo) from Mae Kha Market offers chartered service to the splendid mountain.


 Source: http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Doi-Ang-Khang-National-Park--4031

Selling points

  • Highlight of our north Thailand trip
  • A Must and gorgeous place to visit
  • A cool place at any time of year
  • A very special place for birdwatchers
  • A great spot for nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts
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  • The area has a cool climate all year round, particularly from December to January
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  • During the cool season fog can become so thick that one can see no more than a couple of metres
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  • The road is steep and zig-zags, so drivers should beware
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  • Near the summit of Doi Ang Khang is the Royal Agricultural Station
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  • Nearby areas, there are also many beautiful scenic spots
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  • If you are looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, then you must visit Doi Ang Khang
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  • Make sure to take a walk up the hill past the bonsai garden
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I lived at Ang Khang for 2 months, working with the local Thai's and completing a sustainable agriculture internship, so my review is more for someone who wants to see things that aren't considered "main attractions".First off, this station is huge. Arriving at the main building where the restaurant and check in counter are is situated nearly in the middle of the expansive station. Most of it won't be accessible, but asking can never hurt.First, I would suggest talking a walk. The bonsai garden and hiking path are beautiful, as others have stated. Walking to the Chinese village at the front of the station will give you a sense of how locals go about everyday life. In this small village (it's hard to even call it a village, you could throw a stone across most of it) a fresh fruit truck comes most days with delicious Thai fruit. Try any of it!A hill tribe village, Kob Dong, gets many visitors. From this village on a clear day you can see down the mountains to Fang City, the closest city to Ang Khang. You are also able to see the rows of strawberrys growing on the opposite side of the mountain, which replaced opium poppies.Not sure if visitors are able to visit the border patrol station, but here you can walking up to the Thai-Myanmar border and see across. All the men stationed here are incredibly friendly, and it's a good place to talk about history if you are into that.If hiking is your thing, ask about the trail that leads to an overlook, looking out towards the tea-growing hills. Its a beautiful path, but you may be told to bring a guide, as it can become confusing for those not familiar with their surroundings.And finally, eat food to your hearts delight! The restaurant has delicious plates, as does the Chinese village at the stations entrance. Grab a beer, sit outside, and a friendly worker is bound to strike up a conversation. Before you go, find a Doi Kham food product that you would like to bring home. Doi Kham is the royal project brand, so all the fruit, vegetables and tea grown at Ang Khang falls under this category!

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It is an excellent hill resort with sakura bloom, sea of clouds, sunrise, sunset, strawberry farms and above all quite chilly weather. The natural beauty of the place over-compensates the extra hassle of reaching this place.

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This was one of the highlights of our trip to Thailand. The agricultural station is very interesting and the gardens beautiful. Make sure to take a walk up the hill past the bonsai garden. Despite being very busy overall, we were the only people in this section and from the top you almost see the whole agricultural station. A must when in the area.

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“I lived at Ang Khang for 2 months, working with the local Thai's and completing a sustainable agriculture internship, so my review is more for someone who wants to see things that aren't considered "main attractions". First off, this station is huge. Arriving at the main building where the restaurant and check in counter are is situated nearly in the middle of the expansive station. Most of it won't be accessible, but asking can never hurt. First, I would suggest talking a walk. The bonsai garden and hiking path are beautiful, as others have stated. Walking to the Chinese village at the front of the station will give you a sense of how locals go about everyday life. In this small village (it's hard to even call it a village, you could throw a stone across most of it) a fresh fruit truck comes most days with delicious Thai fruit. Try any of it! A hill tribe village, Kob Dong, gets many visitors. From this village on a clear day you can see down the mountains to Fang City, the closest city to Ang Khang. You are also able to see the rows of strawberrys growing on the opposite side of the mountain, which replaced opium poppies. Not sure if visitors are able to visit the border patrol station, but here you can walking up to the Thai-Myanmar border and see across. All the men stationed here are incredibly friendly, and it's a good place to talk about history if you are into that. If hiking is your thing, ask about the trail that leads to an overlook, looking out towards the tea-growing hills. Its a beautiful path, but you may be told to bring a guide, as it can become confusing for those not familiar with their surroundings. And finally, eat food to your hearts delight! The restaurant has delicious plates, as does the Chinese village at the stations entrance. Grab a beer, sit outside, and a friendly worker is bound to strike up a conversation. Before you go, find a Doi Kham food product that you would like to bring home. Doi Kham is the royal project brand, so all the fruit, vegetables and tea grown at Ang Khang falls under this category! Visited May 2013”

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