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Nature Reserve in Chiang Dao

Doi Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary

Doi Chiang Dao rises dramatically above the surrounding plain, wrapped in a thick coat of tropical forest. This jungle wonderland is one of Thailand's top spots for birders, with more than 300 resident bird species,…
International in Chiang Dao

Chiang Dao Nest

The undisputed culinary highlight of the area, dining here is worth the trip from Chiang Mai all by itself. Discover imported ales, fine wines and sophisticated modern European dishes you wouldn't expect to find in …
Cave in Chiang Dao

Wat Tham Chiang Dao

Set in pretty grounds that teem with jungle butterflies, this forest wát sits at the entrance to Chiang Dao Cave, a chilly warren of passageways that extend more than 10km beneath the limestone massif of Doi Chiang …
Buddhist Temple in Chiang Dao

Wat Tham Pha Plong

This beautiful and serene forest wát lies on the edge of the Chiang Dao massif. A steep naga stairway climbs through the forest to the rocky crevice where the revered meditation master Luang Pu Sim once practised. Y…
National Park in Chiang Dao

Pha Daeng National Park

North of Doi Chiang Dao and reached by following Rte 1178, Pha Daeng National Park offers lush, jungle scenery and stunning bird life. Flanking the Myanmar border, the park is pockmarked by deep cave systems and has…
Market in Chiang Dao

Morning Market

The twice-monthly morning market has vendors selling hill-tribe handicrafts.