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Ob Khan National Park

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A trip to picturesque Ob Khan National Park will make it feel like you've left Chiang Mai hours behind you, but it's not far to reach at all, and offers great swimming, picnicking and hiking opportunities.

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The park is fewer than 500 square kilometres it's not one of the province's larger parks, but it has some great scenery. Ob Khan is located in Hang Dong district to the south of the city, and is also conveniently close to Ban Tawai handicraft market. It's easy to make a day excursion out of visiting both.

Heavy rains bring chocolate brown waters to Ob Khan. Photo taken in or around Ob Khan National Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand by Mark Ord.

Heavy rains bring chocolate brown waters to Ob Khan. Photo: Mark Ord

Heading along the Canal Road from the junction with Suthep Road, it’s around 15 kilometres to a well signposted turn on the right, then another 15 kilometres through villages and farmland to the park entrance. Most of this, with the exception of the last couple of clicks, is a good, sealed road, so it makes for an excellent destination on a rental bike or car. The final section though, particular in rainy season, can get tricky, so go ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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