Doi Inthanon National Park

Top choice national park in Southern Chiang Mai Province

Thailand’s highest peak is Doi Inthanon (often abbreviated to Doi In), which is 2565m above sea level, an impressive altitude for the kingdom, but a tad diminutive compared to its cousins in the Himalaya. The 1000-sq-km national park surrounding the peak has hiking trails, waterfalls and two monumental stupas erected in honour of the king and queen.

It is a popular day trip from Chiang Mai for tourists and locals, especially during the New Year’s holiday when there’s the rarely seen phenomenon of frost.