Eden at Mae Ya Waterfall, Doi Inthanon National Park
Doi Inthanon National Park is one of the main NP in Thailand and known as the roof of Thailand as it is home to the highest mountain – Doi Inthanon itself.
Being just 90km away from our home in Chiang Mai we visited the park on a day trip, packing a picnic for lunch and some treats for Eden we were off.
Our first stop was at the Mae Ya Waterfall – the biggest and best falls in the park.
Afterwards we wanted to reach ‘the highest point’ in Thailand and continued the drive upwards until we reached it.
Parking in the large car park area, we ignorantly ignored the ‘no dogs’ sign on the short nature trail, with not many people around, we continued walking with Eden anyway. Just a minute in and there you have it – a large wooden sign encompassed by overgrown trees, which states you are indeed at the highest point.
I was disappointed to find there was no view though and all there was to see was the wooden sign!
To get the best viewpoint of North Thailand from the highest mountain, head back down the mountain to the Great Stupas. Two Twin Temple like structures near the top of Doi Inthanon. This is where you can see panoramic views of the mountain tops and forests of North Thailand. You can use your NP entry ticket to get in so that you don’t pay a second 40 baht fee. Dogs aren’t allowed to go up into the temple grounds.
Doi Inthanon National Park offers 8 waterfalls, various view points and nature trails and is a good day out from Chiang Mai.
Though Eden was allowed at the waterfalls, there were signs up at the more public places stating no dogs allowed.
Entry to the park is 200 baht each (if you are a foreigner – just 20 baht for Thais!)
To read more about our day out at Doi Inthanon, Click Here.
Watch Eden playing at Mae Ya Waterfall
To watch our short travel video on Doi Inthanon, Click Here.