Park Doi Ang Khang - the highlight of the north of Thailand

Perhaps Doi Ang Khang will now be my favorite in northern Thailand. Out of the whole trip, I liked the most here, although in Mae salong also not bad in terms of town in the mountains. However, in Ang Khang there is still a very beautiful park of plants, in addition to mountain landscapes, and some kind of untouched. There are very few tourists here, at least foreign, and almost no one speaks English at all. In general, this place seemed very “clean” in terms of the atmosphere, I wanted to come back here again ... Even so, I was there, I wanted to stay for a while and not leave at all, do nothing and just be.

Still, there is a huge difference, populartourist place or not. And, I think, this property will remain for some time, for the sake of flowers, few will go here, while the flow in Chiang Mai itself is not very big yet. Also in this province I recommend to look very beautiful hot springs fang, they are not exactly along the way, but they will fit well into the framework of a trip to the north of Thailand.

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Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang

On the one hand, apart from the park with plants, there is nothing special to look at Doi Angkhang. On the other hand, it seems to me that this is the highlight of the whole north of Thailand, because there is nowhere better.

Something similar is done at Flora Garden in Chiang Mai,but it's not exactly that. I would advise you to set aside a whole day for a leisurely visit to the park in order to have time to get into the place, and not just make a bunch of photos. There are also nice cafes, where you can sit relaxed, and just shops in the shade and colors, where, for sure, even books will be read in a special way. And most importantly, everything is quiet, measured, and no buses with batch tourists. Occasionally, the Thais, who can shit, but this somehow does not bother me, run up.

The territory of the agricultural station is large,walking it will be difficult to get around. As a rule, all moved by cars or bikes. Maybe there are bicycles, but I did not recognize. Start right in a circle, following the signs from the start. We drove in, paid for the entrance, and almost immediately to the right a large indoor flower pavilion, flower beds in the open air, two tropical pavilions, a staircase up to the cliff and a garden with bonsai. Already here you can get stuck for a couple of hours.

Flowerbed complex at the beginning of the journey

Flowerbed complex at the beginning of the journey

Flowers veil

Flowers veil

Vertical flower beds

Vertical flower beds

Funny mailbox

Funny mailbox

Pavilion with cacti

Pavilion with cacti

Tropical Pavilion, all overgrown and wet

Tropical Pavilion, all overgrown and wet

Something is clearly not enough ..

Something is clearly not enough ..

Lawn tree

Lawn tree

Garden bonsai

Garden bonsai

Park workers in the flower pavilion

Park workers in the flower pavilion

Somewhere there is clearly a herd of Merry Popins hiding

Somewhere there is clearly a herd of Merry Popins hiding

We climb up the cliff along a mountain path

We climb up the cliff along a mountain path

Top view over Ang Khang

Top view over Ang Khang

To the left of the entrance there are strange hanging beds, for some reason, I associate with windmills, but no less interesting. "Mills" are in the field, in the flower field. Beauty!

Windmills are waiting for their Don Quixote

Windmills are waiting for their Don Quixote

Really very beautiful installations

Really very beautiful installations

Suspended flower beds

Suspended flower beds

Thais, as always, smile and take a lot of pictures

Thais, as always, smile and take a lot of pictures

Thais at work

Thais at work

We are going further to the other end of the park, and we still fallin one beautiful garden. My heart sank when I saw the houses here. How, perhaps, great, spend a few days here among the mountains, with a beautiful view from the window and 10 meters from the fragrant aromas.

This is how the park is seen by local artists.

This is how the park is seen by local artists.

Dream house with amazing view

Dream house with amazing view

Great place for those who are tired of the Thai heat.

Great place for those who are tired of the Thai heat.

Another floral nook

Another floral nook

The cafe for some reason is completely empty

The cafe for some reason is completely empty

In fact, in Doi AngKhang you can hangfor a long time, because the garden here is not one, but several. But we go further, or more precisely in the opposite direction, but along a different road, as if completing a circle. After 500 meters there will be a vegetable garden, how do you? :) Even vegetables can grow beautifully.

Cabbages can be quite interesting

Flowerbeds, even from cabbage can be quite interesting

It's not very noticeable here, but the beet is beautifully planted.

It's not very noticeable here, but the beet is beautifully planted.

Rustic Cafe

Rustic Cafe

And if you are lucky with the season, then you will see sakura thickets on the way to the exit, this is a magical sight! I did not find in February, so miserable remains.

The remains of sakura, you need to twist to make a photo

The remains of sakura, you need to twist to make a photo

One of the survey points

In addition to the park area, you can wander alongthe surrounding mountains and mountain villages with uninhabited inhabitants. Also, for sure, there are some trekkings, but it was enough for me just to see the park. Maybe for some it will be trivial, but I was impressed with both some interesting finds of Thais and ordinary flower beds. In general, the scale of the park is amazing.

Before leaving you can look at the viewingsite I managed to see only one, apparently this is the top of Mount Ang Khang (Doi Ang Khang). Upstairs there is a road and there is a cafe with hot tea and some food near the improvised parking.

Hot seagulls and food on Ang Khang Viewpoint

Hot seagulls and food on Ang Khang Viewpoint

View from the observation point

View from the observation point

Information to visit

The entrance is 50 baht.

Budget Guesthouse for the night where I stayed, but consider it is very simple and can not be booked via the Internet. Still, I recommend booking in advance, for example,
good hotel - Angkhang Nature ResortHe is the only one available for armor. Either it is necessary to spend the night not here, but to go down to the main highway and spend the night there, in the same Fang. But I would not hurry, spent the night.

Hotels in Angkhang and Fang>

We drive by car / bike, looking for parkingImmediately, go out and look around, walk through the pavilions. Then again we sit in the car and drive to the next parking lot. As a result, we make a circle and return to the place where we started from. But you can go on the other side, if you wish. It takes about 3 hours, no less. And if at a relaxed pace, then you can spend the whole day, stopping to take pictures and eat in the cafes.

Map Doi Ang Khang (clickable)

Map Doi Ang Khang (clickable)

On the map

Added a detailed map with points. He denoted everything he saw and did not see on the trip: the park, hotels, viewpoints, etc. If you find something else in the area, please write your comments, add to the map.

I also have separate post about the road here. Even the road is awesome! Only it is better to go far, longer, but more beautiful.

District Doi Angkhang and Fang

Doi Angkhang and Fang District:

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