National parks in the North
Mae Fang National Park
Mae Fang national covers Mae Ai, Mae Fang, and Chaiprakarn districts in northern Chiang Mai province. Total area is about 524 square kilometres.
There are high mountains such as Doi Pha Hom Pog (the second highest of Thailand), Doi Pu Muen, Doi Laem, and Doi Ang Karng. These mountains are parts of Dan Laos Mountain range. General elevations pf the park is 400 to 2,285 metres above sea level. Many kinds of forest grow at their favorable elevations, and some rare tree species are found.
The weather is pleasant all year round (25.4ºC average). During November to February the average temperature is between 13 and 19ºC. On the highland above 1800 meters the temperature can be much lower in the winter.
Places to visit
Doi Pha Hom Pog is 2,285 metres above sea level. It is the second highest mountain in Thailand. The weather at the summit is coold all time. During summer the average temperature is around 14ºC. The lowest average temperature in cold season (December - January) could be about 2ºC.
Misty cold season give a kind of fantestic scene at high elevations. You also see variety of orchids, rare trees and butterflies. Kew Lom trail is the most comfortable route to climb to the top of Doi Pha Hom Pog (5 km). At the starting point there is a campsite. Nevertheless it is a steep ascent that needs a careful hiking with effort. For your safety permission to climb from the park's headquarters should be taken first.
Fang hot springs There are 40 hot springs around the headquarters. The big ones could blow up to 30 - 40 metres. The water is 40 to 87ºC.
Accommodations and facilities
There are campsites, sauna rooms, restaurants, and shops available around the headquarters.
How to get there
From Chiang Mai City take the Highway no.107 to the north. Drive till you get to Fang district town. Then take Fang - Mon Pin road (to the west) about 3 kilometres. Next, turn right into the road no. 4055 and keep driving for about 8 kilometres to the heaquarters.
Take Mae Sai - Ban Huay Bon road to go to Doi Pha Hom Pog. Drive along the road until you get to Ban Huay Bon village. Then continue driving straight on the unpaved road for about 5 kilometres. Then turn right and keep driving for 17 kilometres to arrive at Doi Pha Luang Headwater Ranger station. From where turn left and keep driving for 5 kilometres to reach Kew Lom, the starting point for the ascent.
Mae Phang National Park
P.O. Box 9, Phang district,
Chiang Mai province 50110.
Phone: 053-451 441