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Doi Phu Kha National Park/Thailand

Introducing Doi Phu Kha National Park

This national park is centred on 2000m-high Doi Phu Kha, the province's highest peak, in Amphoe Pua and Amphoe Bo Kleua in northeastern Nan Province (about 75km from Nan). There are several Htin, Mien, Hmong and Thai Lü villages in the park and vicinity, as well as a couple of caves and waterfalls, and endless opportunities for forest walks. The park headquarters has a basic map and staff can arrange a local guide for walks or more extended excursions around the area, as well as rafting on the Nam Wa. The park is often cold in the cool season and especially wet in the wet season.

The park offers a variety of bungalows, and there is a nearby restaurant and basic shop.

To reach the national park by public transport you must first take a bus or sŏrng·tăa·ou north of Nan to Pua (50B, two hours, every hour from 7am to 5pm). Get off at the 7-Eleven then cross the highway to board one of the three daily sŏrng·tăa·ou (50B, 30 minutes) that depart at 7.30am, 9.30am and 11.30am.