On foot to Doi Suthep - weekend route

Having been in the past month near the waterfall Huay kaew waterfallwhat is on the outskirts of Chiang Mai we decidedsure to return to Doi Suthep National Park again. Only this time we will climb to the top of the mountain, where the temple Wat Doi Suthep is located.

How convenient, and the mountain is called Doi Suthep, andnational park and temple. So, you can climb or tuk tuk for 120 baht, or san teo for 40 baht, or on foot. We chose the latter option. Because the first two are too simple, and the temple itself was not an end in itself. It was more interesting to walk along the jungle and waterfalls, to be in nature, and take a break from the dirty-noisy Chiang Mai.

To be honest, we weren't sure that we were justso, take and find a way to the top without reading anything on the Internet. We need some kind of path, but not over the thickets to climb. But as always, everything is decided on the spot by itself. In any case, somewhere we just come.

Pointer to Mon Tha Than Waterfall

Pointer to Mon Tha Than Waterfall

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Mon Tha Than Waterfall

The third waterfall after Huay KaewWaterfall, is Mon Tha Than Waterfall. To him we just went first. You need to go from the main road, which leads to Doi Suthep, turning right at the signpost. From asphalt to the waterfall about 3 km. On the map below there is a route if you are thinking. Near the waterfall there is something like a camping, we saw tents and houses, so if you wish, you can spend the night in the open air.

Natioanal Park Doi Suthep

Natioanal Park Doi Suthep

Walkways in the park Doi Suthep

Walkways in the park Doi Suthep

Camping near Mon Tha Than Waterfall

Camping near Mon Tha Than Waterfall

Mon Tha Than Waterfall

Mon Tha Than Waterfall

Seeing the plate where the levels are painted (Level),we immediately remembered computer games like Mario, and naturally we wanted to win and get to the very last, Level 9, where the main prize will be waiting for us - at least a waterfall, as the maximum road to Doi Suthep.

Real-time game levels

Real-time game levels

However on Level 2, next to the next waterfall,hung a large shield signifying that the entrance was closed for some reason. It so happened that at that moment we had completely forgotten how to understand English, and therefore we passed by without noticing. Seriously, it remains a mystery to us why the passage is closed for independent visits. Perhaps there are tourists that litter, or break something on their turn, and behind them you need an eye and an eye.

Next waterfall after Mon Tha Than Waterfall

Next waterfall after Mon Tha Than Waterfall

Small and subtle shield

Small and subtle shield

The path goes up along the waterfalls, I do not knowwhether their number corresponds to the number of levels, we approached only three. I advise everyone to take a walk there, and the places are very beautiful, and there is an opportunity to see a real rainforest. And despite some of our inner fears, neither spiders, nor snakes, nor even tigers ate us on the way. So I wrote about dangerous insects in Thailand and other animals.

Path leading up

Path leading up

Local inhabitants

Local inhabitants

Waterfall on the way up

Waterfall on the way up

The trees in the jungle tall

The trees in the jungle tall

Around the jungle

Around the jungle

Trees are very prickly.

Trees are very prickly.

Around the jungle

Around the jungle

Around the jungle

Around the jungle

Sai Yoi Waterfall

The last waterfall is the highest and most beautiful, probably 20 meters. Called Sai Yoi Waterfall. And most importantly, the path goes up, and does not end, as we were afraid.

Sai Yoi Waterfall

Sai Yoi Waterfall

Having risen even higher, in 15 minutes we went toa dirt road (you should turn left from the path), which led us to the village where the staff of Doi Suthep National Park lives. It is surprising that the station is located immediately burning debris. How can this be in nat park ?!

Dirt Road to Doi Suthep

Dirt Road to Doi Suthep

Waste incineration station

Waste incineration station

Houses of staff of the national park

Houses of staff of the national park

Doi Suthep Acomodation

A little further is something like a recreation center -Doi Suthep Acomodation. Having paid only 400 baht for a room with a shower, you can live at the very top, not far from the temple, enjoying the mountain views and peace. There are rooms and cheaper, such as dormitory. Very nice park area, with wooden houses on stilts, sanuk and sabai.

If you are going to visit Chiang Mai and are looking for accommodation, I remind you that we have Chiang Mai's 22 guesthouses overview. Or you can search and book a hotel in Chiang Mai on the service RoomGuru.

Park Territory

Park Territory

Trees as plasticine - eucalyptus

Trees as plasticine - eucalyptus

Seedlings in the trees

Seedlings in the trees

Wooden swing

Wooden swing

Doi Suthep Acomodation

Doi Suthep Acomodation

Houses in Chiang Mai

Houses in Chiang Mai

Price list for rooms near Doi Suthep

Price list for rooms near Doi Suthep

On the map

Mon Tha Than Waterfall Waterfall

Mon Tha Than Waterfall Waterfall
Read more about the waterfall.

Mon Tha Than Waterfall

Read more about the waterfall.

About the temple itself Wat Doi Suthep read the following article.

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