Northern West Route (Road No. 1095 off Highway No.
Huay Nam Dang National Park
Located on the joint border between Mae Taeng District of
Chiang Mai and Pai District of Mae Hong Son. Total area
covers 179.5 sq.kms Here the scenery is beautiful,
especially the sea of flying mist in the morning. Many
tourists like to come and pitch tents (there is minor
charges for pitching tents), tasting the cold weather at the
top of these high mountains whilst awaiting the dawn mists.
Interesting places are:
Doi Kiew Lom
On the top of the hill, one can enjoy a panoramic
scenery, stretching up to Doi Luang Chiang Dao. The view
is very beautiful, especially in the morning, when the
flying mist fills the whole valley, revealing just a
sharp top of Doi Luang Chiang Dao. Be there and imagine
how beautiful it would be.
Doi Chang Viewpoint The highest spot of Huay Nam
Dang National Park. Here is the origin of several
waterfalls. Located in the north of Ban Huay Nam Dang,
there is a famous viewpoint in the morning. You can look
around a sea of mist and mountainous scenery, stretching
away for about 20 kilometers. The route is still a
Huay Nam Dang Waterfall The fall originates from a
canal, passing through 3-4 levels. Its height around 50
metres and width 10 metres.
Pong Duad Pa Pae (Highest Hot Spring)
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Located in Mae Taeng District, 40 kms off Chiangmai.
35 kms from the Highway Route No 1095: Mae Malai-Pai
and turn right for 6.5 kms. It is the highest hot
spring of Thailand. Unlike Mok Fa Waterfall which is
a part of Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, it is a part
of Huay Nam Dang National Park. A ticket for the
entrance fee costs 200 Baht each.
A mysterious geyser in the forest. This
powerful phenomenon spurts up from under the ground
at a temperature of 99 C. Its natural properties are
good for the skin's complexion.
The most favorite activities of the tourist are
rafting, elephant riding, bath and local-style spa.
Walk further and get closer, listen to the sound of
hot spring gushing from below the earth, with the
height of about 5 meters. For those who are
fascinated with the atmosphere at this spot are able
to pitch tents. Restrooms are provided. However,
food needs to be prepared on your own. However,
accommodation will be ready soon. We would recommend
you add this place into your traveling schedule.
Mok Fa Waterfal
Located on Highway No
1095: Mae Malai-Pai. From Chiang Mai, go along Highway
No.107(Chiang Mai-Fang), turn left at Mae Malai market
and get along on Highway No. 1095. Then at Mae Malai-Pai
Km 20, turn left in to a concrete road and go further
for about 2 kilometers.
Mok Fa Waterfall is in the area of Doi Suthep-Doi Pui
National Park. Admission fee is 200 Baht each. A ticket
is applicable for the particular national park named in
the ticket only e.g. here: allow you to enter for
another 3 waterfalls which are located in Doi Suthep-Doi
Pui National Park, namely Monthathan, Tad Mok and Mae Sa
Waterfalls, not for Pong Duad PaPae or Huay Nam Dang.
The ticket is valid for one day.