Photo: Scenery near Doi Inthanon.

Things to see and do

Doi Inthanon National Park

One of Thailand’s most famous national parks -- it’s home to the kingdom’s highest mountain stretching to an altitude of 2,565 metres -- Doi Inthanon boasts astounding birdlife and spectacular waterfalls as well, though they can get very busy at weekends, and facilities are poor. The nearly 500 square kilometres of park is home to a wide variety of wildlife; though there’s not much in the way ... Read more about Doi Inthanon National Park .

Wat Prathat Si Chom Thong

According to local legend, Buddha himself was passing through these parts and took a liking to a small hill, decreeing that one day there’d be a temple on it. Well there is, and the town of Chom Thong grew up around it. Most of what you see today dates though from the mid-15th century, with the main worshipping hall a later addition. This Burmese-Shan-style wat is highly prestigious among ... Read more about Wat Prathat Si Chom Thong .

Wat Prathat Doi Noi

Well worth a look is unusual Wat Prathat Doi Noi, a hilltop temple at the exit to town on the Hot road. Set, as the Thai name suggests, on a wooded hill overlooking the town, it’s a rather standard looking temple but it’s surrounded by one of those odd Disney-esque Buddha parks occasionally found here and there around the country. There’s a huge reclining Buddha image just below the summit ... Read more about Wat Prathat Doi Noi .

Teen Tok Handicrafts Centre
T: (053) 318 3160

Cross the bridge and take the lane leading left out of town to find the interesting Teen Tok (or Jok) Handicraft Centre, where you can find out more about teen tok, the local Tai Yuan weaving style. The technique employed in this style is unique to Thailand and is basically a combination of weaving and embroidery on the loom. The Thailand-wide renown of Mae Chaem sarongs and fabrics far ... Read more about Teen Tok Handicrafts Centre .

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