Attraction Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Fang District Chiang Mai Thailand Published on: 08-06-2016
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Why Doi Fa Hom Pok Mountain National Park is special ?
Doi Inthanon National Park The geographical features of the National Park consists of high mountains, including Doi Inthanon, which is the highest mountaintop in Thailand (2,565 meters above the sea level), followed by Doi Huamodluang (2,330 meters above the sea level). Doi Inthanon is the source of many rivers including Mae Klang, Mae Pakong, Mae Pon, Mae Hoi, Mae Ya, Mae Chaem, Mae Khan, and being part of Ping River, where the Bhumipol Dam is situated and generating the electrical power.
Since the National Park is located at 2,565 meters above the sea level, it has cold weather and high humidity throughout the year, particularly on the top of the National Park. In winter, the temperature at the National Park is below 0 °C. And in summer, despite hot weather in central Chiang Mai and nearby districts, it is still freezing on the top of Doi Inthanon and tourists should be prepared with thick clothes.
What to explore at Doi Fa Hom Pok Mountain National Park?
The second highest mountain in the country, Doi Pha Hom Pog, along with others known for their height like Doi Pu Muen, Doi Laem, and Doi Ang Karng are all found in this park. The Fang Hot-springs, which are 40 springs found in the area, include some big ones that blow up to 30-40 meters. With pleasant weather all year round, the park is home to some rare trees, a variety of butterflies and orchids. Because the park has a number of treks, there are also a number of campsites, restaurants, shops and other pit-stops in the area. Do contact them for further details.
How to get to Doi Fa Hom Pok Mountain National Park?
From Chiang Mai, take route 108 towards Chom Thong District. At km. 57 (1 kilometer before arrive to Chom Thong District) take a right on route 1009 (Chom Thong - Doi Inthanon Road). At km.31 of this road is the Park Headquarter
- The second highest peak of Thailand - beautiful trekking
- A Great Drive and Cool Hiking
- Lovely nature and worth a visit
- Ideal place for a relaxing break
- Tent Campsite which is the highest in the country
Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Fang District Chiang Mai Thailand
Tips for you
The Doi Fah Hom Pok National Park is known for it's hot spring and geysers.It is located between Chian Mai and Chiand Rai. The fact that there is accomodation available within the National Park makes this a very interesting place for a weekend break or an overnight stay.One can soak in the mineral hot spring pools or the mineral sauna, get a massage and relax.There is a lot to explore within the park and in the vicinity. One can explore the caves, indulge in bird / butterfly watching or orchid hunting. Cycling, Hiking, Camping... The list of activities are endless.It is also possible to stay here and soak in the hot springs and do day trips to Chiang Rai.Worth every minute you spend there.
iwe was staying at Thathon and have a good ride to the park around 35mins away. Its a beautiful park, wonderous geysers, soothing hot water pools and one of the best original Thai massage that you can get in Thailand for only THB100/hr. Its a must to visit if you are around northern Thailand.
Hot springs are ok but I really liked being what feels like away from civilization. I wouldn't go there again.
“We drove up on Boxing Day (26 Dec 2012). Note that you have to pay the entrance fee at the Fang NP Headquarters then drive up to Doi Pha Hom Pok from there. We got there around 9am but were advised that we could only drive up at 12:00. This is common in Thailand's National Parks due to the single lane tracks used. Not a problem we had a look at the hot springs, bought a picnic then ventured up the mountain. As it was dry season the track was fine and is concrete in some parts. I imagine the track would be challenging when wet unless you have MT or AT tyres so check the condition of your tyres and the weather prior to attempting to drive up. The campsite at the top look excellent and the facilities were fine. From this trail-head it's a 3.5km walk to the summit. The walk is pleasant and not difficult, although a general level of fitness is required. When we were there the weather was perfect, 20 degrees with a slight breeze and clear blue skies. On the way back down we popped into one of the 10 caves but as it was getting late and we were loosing light we didn't attempt any of the others. Visited December 2012”