Doi Pha Ngam : The Ultimate Chiang Mai Hiking Experience
Escape the Crowds and Discover the Unspoiled Beauty of Doi Inthanon National Park
Looking for something unique and unseen in Chiang Mai? Look no further than Doi Pha Ngam, also known as the “Two Season Cliff.” This natural wonder is a highlight that everyone wants to see, featuring mist colliding with the mountain on one side, creating a striking visual of two different seasons in one view. It’s a sight that’s truly unforgettable and unseen in Chiang Mai.
Doi Pha Ngam, also known as Two Season Cliff, is a peak in Chiang Mai that offers an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and photography enthusiasts alike. The mountain summit boasts a sea of mist on one side, while the other displays bare mountains that give the impression of separating the two seasons. Additionally, the thousand-year rose, which comes alive when illuminated by the golden light of the evening, creates a breathtaking and unforgettable sight. For those who love scenic views and nature photography, it is guaranteed that being there will be a pure delight.
The trek to the summit of Phra That Khun Wang takes approximately 3 hours to complete, not including the return trip. The trail begins at the Chiang Mai-Khun Wang Agricultural Research Center, passes through local farms, and winds its way up a steep and heavily forested incline. Along the way, you’ll encounter ancient rhododendron bushes that have been growing for thousands of years. During the winter months between November and January, you’ll have a chance to witness the vibrant red blooms of the rhododendron, which are not only visually stunning but also sweetly scented.
Once you reach the top of Phra That Khun Wang, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning and unique views of both sides of the mountain, which are divided by the distinctly different climates on either side. As you face the cliff, the opposing winds from each side meet, providing a cool breeze that revitalizes the body and soothes the mind. The views are breathtaking and will make you forget about the exhaustion of the trek.
The descent takes a different route than the ascent and takes approximately 2-3 hours. The path is less steep and easier to walk, with small fields of grass and fallen trees along the way, a contrast to the dense forests we encountered during the ascent. The trek concludes at the pickup point where you can be picked up and return to Chiang Mai.
For those who enjoy hiking and appreciate natural beauty, we recommend the Pha Ngam-Two Season Cliff trek. It is not only challenging, but it also boasts its own natural beauty. When planning your trek, make sure to avoid visiting the trail between March and May, as it is the smoky season due to farmers in northern Thailand burning their fields. Many accommodations may also be closed during this time.
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