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Chiang Dao

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  • Chiang Dao Cave
    3.5 stars

    In fact, the caverns are so numerous, and the passages so complex that visitors are not allowed to enter without a guide -- save for a couple of fairly unimpressive, permanently lit areas -- because being lost in a massive system of caves beneath Thailand's third largest mountain could possibly be ... read more

  • Trekking in Chiang Dao
    4.5 stars

    The area is renowned as a birdwatching mecca, and those interested will be able to arrange treks tailor-built for such pursuits. If it's a bit of mountain culture you're after, Chiang Dao can't be beat: it's the only district in the province that has every one of Thailand's hilltribe ethnic ... read more

  • Doi Chiang Dao Luang National Park
    4.5 stars

    Jutting steeply into the sky, and clearly visible from town, this limestone behemoth -- the third largest mountain in the country -- casts a regal presence over the valley. The national park that takes its name from its peak is also quite beautiful, and boasts an especially rich variety of fauna ... read more

  • Si Sang Wan Waterfall
    3 stars

    The locale is a peaceful one, at the edge of a well-forested national park, and kept relatively cool by the tree cover. What makes Si Sang Wan unique is the solid mineral deposits left behind by the spring water that feeds the stream and falls. This results in a grippy, sandstoney floor that ... read more

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