Wat Phra That Doi Sethup is a well known temple situated on Doi Suthep on the mountainous road from Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon. Unfortunately this lovely Theravada wat has been spoiled by excessive tourism. It is frequently referred to as Wat Doi Suthep but Doi Suthep is simply the mountain that it is constructed on. To avoid confusion it is probably best to refer to it as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep as most Thai and tourists would understand
The Wachirathan Waterfall is one of the three main waterfalls in the Doi Inthanon National Park. It is a multi-level fall with a total drop of around 80 metres. It is reached via a narrow and steep road off the northern side of the highway at roughly the 21 KM mark on highway 1009. Although the falls are flowing all year, the biggest quantity of water will be flowing during the wet season from May to November.
Si Thep Historical Park is an interesting source of knowledge on ancient remains of Phetchabun, covering the area of Si Thep Ancient Town, which was originally called “Mueang Aphai Sali”, believed to have been constructed during the prosperous time of the Ancient Khmer Empire. It is at least 1,000 years old. Si Thep Historical Park covers an area of roughly 5 square km and has remnants of walls and moats. For those that are interested in ancient
At a height of 1,794 m Phu Tub Berk is the highest point of the Phetchabun mountain range. We now offer guided tours to this location. The area is home to the Hmong people and was previously a major source of the opium poppy. It is now a major source of cool climate vegetables and is said to have the largest cabbage field in Thailand. Veggies aside, Phu Tub Berk also has some truly amazing views. Sometimes the mountains are enveloped by
Wat Pha Sorn Kaew, also known as Wat Phra Thart Pha Kaew, is a Buddhist monastery and temple in Khao Kor, Phetchabun. It is located near highway 12, a few hundred meters from the town of Kheam Son, between Phitsanulok and Lom Sak. It sits on an 830 meter mountain peak and the literal translation of the Thai name means “Temple on a Glass Cliff”. It is claimed that the main pagoda and surrounding buildings are adorned with over
Phetchabun is located in the lower part of Northern Thailand, approximately 370 kilometers north of Bangkok on highway 21. There are not many reviews of Petchabun on the popular tour sites, as it does not appear to be a popular place for foreign tourists, however the local Thais appear to know a few places well worth a visit. The Pa Sak River runs through the province and creates a broad fertile river valley with the Phetchabun
At 2,565.3341 meters above sea level Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand. It is located in Mae Chaem District, Chiang Mai Province. This mountain was known in the past as Doi Luang (meaning big mountain). The mountain was named in honor of the king Inthawichayanon, one of the last kings of Chiang Mai. He was concerned about the forests in the north and tried to preserve them. He ordered that, after his death, his remains be placed at Doi Luang, which was then renamed to Doi
The Northern Thailand Region contains Thailand’s tallest mountains and therefore is cooler than the rest of the country. This makes it particularly popular in December and January when the night time temperatures in the mountains will occasionally drop below freezing. In the plains, the daily average is normally around 25 degrees Celsius. The rolling hills and high mountains, lush green forests and nature reserves, are some of the visual delights of this region of Thailand. The mix of ethnic people makes the