Doi Pui

Remote Doi Pui ตำบล ช้างเผือก เชียงใหม่ ประเทศไทย Published on: 08-06-2016

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Doi Pui is the highest peak in the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. It is famous for its beautiful waterfalls which are easily reached from the main road.

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Why Doi Pui is special ?

Doi Pui, at 1,685metres above sea level, is the highest peak in the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. It is famous for its beautiful waterfalls which are easily reached from the main road. But one of the hottest attractions for Doi Pui must be Hmong Tribal Village situated less than five kilometres from the famous Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. A visit to this village is an eye-opener into the tribal villagers’ private life. Witness their simple way of living, their homes, as well as learn about their culture through a collection of objects, such as musical instruments, traditional silver-embroidered costumes and bamboo crafts.


What to explore at Doi Pui?

Because of the high elevation, Doi Pui is enshrouded in mist and has a relatively cool climate all year round (average temperatures of 20 - 23 degrees Celsius). The forest cover consists of mixed deciduous and evergreen forests, with bursts of colourful blossoms dotting the entire mountain slopes. Various species of birds and small mammals inhabit the forests, among them red jungle fowl, pheasants, eagles, wild boar and macaque.

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park features a number of waterfalls, many are accessible from the Mae Rim-Samoeng Highway north of the Old City. Montha Tan Waterfall, at 730 above sea level, has a total of nine cascades and flows into Huay Kaew Waterfall at the foot of Doi Suthep. Other notable waterfalls include Tat Mauk Waterfall and Mae Sa Waterfall.


How to get to Doi Pui?

To get to Doi Suthep-Pui National Park from Chiang Mai, take route 1004 northwest. The entrance to the National Park is located about 15 km (9 miles) from the city centre and the drive to Doi Pui from the entrance takes about 40-50 minutes.

Alternatively, take the red song-taew from the foot of Doi Suthep, which can drop you off at various points along the way. You can also charter a red song-taew and agree on where to stop as well as the price.


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Doi Pui ตำบล ช้างเผือก เชียงใหม่ ประเทศไทย

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  • Three kilometres downhill from the Hmong village is the site of the Phu Ping Palace, note that you have to dress politely (no shorts, skirts, tank tops, or spaghetti straps).
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  • There are a couple of waterfalls and viewpoints along the way, and any trip to the peak should include a visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most important temples in all of Thailand.
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  • There's a hiking route from Du Poi to Doi Suthep via coffee shop, but it's best to google before you go.
  • A small hill-tribe museum is well worth the 10 baht fee, which also includes entrance to some gardens where you can have your photo taken in front of their opium poppy plot in full Hmong regalia.
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  • You can also ẹnoy exploring the maze of alleys, exchanging banter with the Hmong shopkeepers and picking up some very good value souvenirs.
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