Nature Trail In Doi Inthanon NP in Chiang Mai Closed Due to Rains

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Nature Trail In Doi Inthanon NP in Chiang Mai Closed Due to Rains

Pha Dok Siew nature trail and waterfalls in Doi Inthanon National Park in the northern province of Chiang Mai, Thailand have been closed temporarily due to heavy rains and high levels of water in the rivers feeding the falls.

As danger of flash floods persists with rainy weather that was prevalent in the North since July, the park officials decided to close the trail and access to the waterfalls in order to ensure safety for all visitors. As soon as water levels turn to normal, the trail and the waterfalls will reopen. If you've been planning to visit Doi Inthanon National Park in August, check the status of the trail with the park officials before setting on for a trip.

Doi Inthanon National Park is home to Thailand's highest peak Doi Inthanon, 2,565 m high. Known as The Roof of Thailand, Doi Inthanon covers an area of 482 sq km and serves as a watershed from where many Thai rivers including Ping River originate. The park boasts lush jungles and natural attractions with Mae Ya Watefall considered by many the country’s most beautiful waterfall found there. 

With other 13 forested areas of Thailand, Doi Inthanon was on the list of the first national parks on October 7, 1959. The establishment of this national park was completed in 1972.

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