northernmost Thai mountain contains several scenic spots, including the
Doi Tung Royal Villa, the Mae Fah Luang Botanical Garden, the
mountaintop Wat Phrathat Doi Tung which affords a spectacular view of
the surrounding area, and contains Buddha relics, and various hilltribe
villages in natural settings.
Located in front of Doi Tung Palace. It's built in 1992 on
an area of 12 rai. This park/garden grows winter flowers and
decorative plants with beautiful flowers taking turn to bloom season by
season. Todate, the park extends additional 13 rai for stone,
water, palm and other winter flower gardens.
The Sculpture of Children Standing on one another in the center of the
Park. It received PATA GOLD AWARDS in 1993 of Pacific
Tourist Associations on behalf of Thailand in terms of good development
Mae Sai This
border town faces Myanmar across the Mae Sai River, and is located 62
kilometres north of Chiang Rai on Highway No. 110. Numerous shopping
opportunities exist for popular Thai, Burmese and Chinese goods.
This is the ideal
market for gem lovers, where numerous kinds of precious stones from
Myanmar, such as rubies, emeralds, jade, and others, are for sale.
Some prefer to take a trip to Tha Khi Lek province in Mynmar to hunt for
their own kind of stones. A trip to Chiang Tung from here is also
To cross teh
Myanmar borders, you needs to have your identity card with a 30 baht fee
to apply for temporary border pass at Mae Sai Bridge. Another 10
baht fee is collected at the entry point. This will allow you to
have a 7 day stay in Tha Khi Lek province.
kilometres east of Chiang Saen, (and 114 kilometres northeast of Chaing
Rai provincial capital), this settlement faces Laos across the Mekong
River. Local tour operators can arrange fortourists to visit Laos.
This mountain, 25 kilometres south of Doi Pa Tang, provides scenic views
of Laos, and during February is dotted with white wild flowers known as
Dok Sieo. Accommodation is available at rom Fa Thong and Rom Fa Thai
villages at the foot of the hill.
This forested park, some 65 kilometres south of the provincial capital,
covers an area of 1,170 square kilometres, and extends into areas of
Chaing Mai, Lampang and Phayao provinces. A major attraction is the Phu
Kaeng Waterfall which is composed of 9 beautiful cascades.