Into the heights: DOI INTHANON.

Almost 2 hours ride going south from Chiang Mai center is the highest peak of Thailand. Soaring up to 2565m above sea level, it is located at Chong Thong district, and this mountain is a cousin of the Himalayas. Doi Inthanon is also known as “The Roof of Thailand,” basically because it is the highest mountain in the country. “Doi or ดอย” means mountain or hill in northern Thai. So every time you see this word on a sign board or on a travel brochure, that means you are heading into a mountain (eg.Doi Suthep and Doi Saketh).

We travelled to Doi Inthanon just last month during Christmas, therefore it was the coldest season to be up there (8-16 degrees celsius). Thailand’s winter season starts from November and ends on February which is only exclusive in the northern region of the country. We are indeed so lucky to be here in Chiang Mai. Perhaps the best time to go there is on February because it is the season for cherry blossoms. Though it is not as cold as December, but those beautiful flowers will be a great bargain.

Cherry blossom trees


You will also love the strawberries, It is definitely cheaper plus super fresh. By purchasing, it would also help the tribes with their local business.
Going down could also be as exciting as going up. There are plenty of elephant camps and restaurants beside the roads, plus you can do bamboo rafting offered by the restaurant of your choice for 100 THB per person.

Set up a hammock

I know there would be some people who would feel repulsive about the elephant camps who apparently does a not-so-good in dealing with elephants, but This is the sad reality of animal tourism. Nevertheless, tourist would still love to have a ride-experience, so for sure this kind of thing would continue for decades.

Moreover, I hope that when you visit this beautiful mountain. You would also feel the fullness of being fully alive on the top. This mountain is just one of the beautiful creations that reflects the glory of its Creator.
Please enjoy watching the short video of our Doi Inthanon trip.

Doi Inthanon – HFA (watch the video on Youtube)

“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” – Romans 1:20



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