Chiang Dao is the ridge of mountain of Doi Chiang Dao and Pha Dang. This is the same area of Chian Dao Wild Animals Protection Area and Sri Lanna National Park which namely the Chiang Dao National Park. The forest of the northern part of Thailand is the source of Ping river and Mae Tang river or so called "Khun Nam Ping and Khun Nam Mae Tang" which are located in the National Conservation Forest of Chiang Dao, Amphur Viang Haeg, Amphur Chiang Dao and Forest Conservation of Mae Fang river in Amphur Fang, Chiang Mai province. Geographic here is the complexity of mountains and has the fertile forest. The natural highlights of this national park are Sri Sangwan waterfall, Pang Tong waterfall, Nivet Hold of Water, Krab cave, Tab Tao cave, Doi Pha Tang and Doi Bha Dang which you can make a sightseeing at the top of mountain. Additional, this area also had been found the interesting historical evidence. The national park covered area totally about 1,123.336 square kilometers or 702,085 rais was established on November 2, 2000.
The area, in general, consists of complicated mountains. The main mountains in the east part, almost sedimentary rock, are Doi Thumglab, Doi Huatoe, Doi Khunhuay Sai, Doi Phadang, Doi Thum Ngob and Doi Danfak. The main mountains in the west part, covered by forest, are Doi Khampra, Doi Pukphukka, Doi Lekjee, Doi Sankiew-khompra, Doi Kiew Who Lom, Doi Tuay and Doi Yang klor. In the middle of the high mountain ranges, north and south between Huay Mae Jok and Hnong Kheaw Village, is the low-land which has low mountains, for examples, Doi Thummyung and Doi Khunpao. And in the west part, the highest area about 400-1,800 meters above sea level, has Doi Pukphukka, about 1,794 meters above sea level, be the highest mountain. There is heavy rain because the area is influenced by southwestern
The temperature is quite hot in summer and cold in winter with the lowest temperature about 7.5 degrees Celsius, and the highest temperature about 26.7 degrees Celsius. There is heavy rain in rainy season approximately 1,838.5 mm. of rain all the year round with the heaviest rain in
The area has not been suffered by the weather except some time in winter which has heavily windy rain come with hail in which can destroy the local orchard and cause wild water blowing down heavily. The wild water is too much so that can damage the communication in the area and the nearby
Flora and Fauna
The area consists of complicated mountain range and productive forest which is the source of water. In the semi-evergreen forest, montane forest and pine forest has the valuable plants such as wild champak, Yang, Malabar ironwood, baleric myrobalan, cinnamon tree, pine, Heang (a kind of Dipterocarpus obtusifolius) and eng. And in the mixed forest and deciduous forest has the valuable plants such as Burmese ebony, ironwood, Tabak (a kind of Lagerstroemia), Yorpar (a kind of Rubiaceae), Sela (a kind of Lagerstroemia), Chittagong wood, ingyin, Siamese sal, myobalan wood, Tiew (a kind of Catoxylum), many kinds of bamboo and grass,
The area is in the same forest of Chiang Dao Animal Reservation, Chiang Dao District, so that make it be the habitat of valuable animals such as goral, wild boar, barking deer, banteng, guar, porcupine, langur, palm civet, squirrel, chipmunk, many kinds of bird and reptile. And the amphibians found near river are many kinds of frog,
Sri Sang Warn Waterfall
This medium-size waterfall wide about 10-12 meters and has about 10 - 15 meters height. It consists of 3 levels of waterfall and flows down for 3 steps. The origin of this waterfall is Khun Nam Na Wai. Some big trees could be found in this waterfall area while the up-stream area, the forest had been fired and destroyed. Other area is a open forest which has some of bamboos while the down-stream area is the fertile forrest. This waterfall is located in Ban Na Wai, Muang Na district, Amphur Chiang Dao, far from the asphal road at Km. 24.5 road no. 1178 Muang Ngai-Ban Na Wai section about 150 meters and far from Amphur Chiang Dao about 35 kilometers. It's very conveniece for your
Pang Tong Waterfall
This medium-size waterfall hides in the beautiful unique forest. The Khun Mae Ngai river is its origin by which water is drained thru a hold under the ground in length of 50-60 meters and then flows out thru the cliff becomes the waterfall of 10 meters width. It's separated in 3 levels and 2 sections. Forest in this area is the rainforest covered with a lot of trees. It far from the compressed soil road of Ror. Por. Shor, Pai Mae Cha - Piang Luang section) at KM 20. You can ride on this road all year round.
Activities - Waterfall Traveling
This medium-size cave is the outcome of rock mountain in this cave. Its width is about 10 meters, inside you can find a lot of bats while on the floor is the way of water drain out of the front of cave. Its depth is about 500 meters while the cave wall formed as the protrude layers along both sides. This is assumed that these layers are the output of drained water which make a track on these rock while the top side has the beautiful protruded rock . The front side of cave is a plain area and the top of nearby mountain is the habitat of many monkeys. This area is far from the compressed soil road (KM. 99, Ban Huai Cha Dan) about 60 meters and far from the road no. 107 (Chiang Mai - Amphur Fang) at KM. 99 about 1.5
Tab Tao Cave
Located in Ban Tab Tao, in front of cave has temple aged about 40-50 year olds. It was developed as the tourist destination. This cave is smaller than Chiang Dao cave, from surveying the mountain adjacented side found that it has the clean water canal lies thru the temple and has water supply all year long. Forest in this area is mostly fertile covered with many big trees. It's very conveniece for you to go there by riding on the road no. 107 of Chiang Mai - Fang and make a turn at the intersection of KM. 118 and then drive on the soil road to temple at the distance about 3 kilometers. At present, this cave is very popular for tourist to visit.
Activities - Cave/Geological Touring
Doi Pha Tang
It's the high rock mountain which has the round beautiful big rock as the attraction. It's located at KM. 93 (of the road no. 170, Chiang Mai - Fang section) which has length about 300 meters.
Activities - View - Cave/Geological Touring
Doi Pha Dang
This was formed by the high big rock became the beautiful view for sighseeing. It's located at Km. 98 of the road no. 107, Chiang Mai - Fang
Activities - View
Pong Ang Hot Spring
This small hot water pool generates of sulphur gas and some smoke of water. There is water flowing all year round in the area of the entrance of village near Pong Ang at the intersection of Km.22 Muang ngai - Bann Na Wai road which far from this intersection about 2 kilometers. This is the living place of many kinds of bird.
Activities - Mineral water bath
Yot Doi Viewpoint
Located at KM. 45 of the Ror. Por. Shor. road, Mae Cha - Piang Luang section. This area is the replanted forest of Khun Kong Water Source Managemnet Unit. You can see a beautiful view from both side of the wild animals conservation area.
Activities - Stargazing - Camping - View
Doi Tuay Viewpoint
Located in the northern part of surveyed area, it's the origin of Mae Ping canal so called "Khun Ping". Climate of this area is very comfortable and you can see the good view of Thailand and the mountain in Mynmar area. If you want to go there, please start from Ban Muang Na, Muang Na district, Amphur Chiang Dao and drive along the ridge of Doi Tuay which about 10 kilometers long.
Activities - View