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Doi Khun Tan National Park
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Mae Tha
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I did a day trip from Chiang Mai today to the summit of Khun Tan. It Is a great escape from the city. I caught the 8:50 train from Chiang Mai, and got up to the visitor center by about 10. The total hike me about five hours, and that was including the looploop to the waterfall. The hike up it was fantastic, I did it on my own and had no concerns and the view at the top is spectacular. The loop to the waterfall wasn’t worth it in my opinion, at this time of year the water wasn’t running very fast and it’s a lot of extra uphill and downhill. Overall it was a fantastic day from the city, I got the 18:20 train back to Chiang Mai and was back to my hostel by 8 PM

Date of experience: April 2018
7  Thank WendyK682
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We made the trip by road over the scenic winding 1229 road through the hills from Mae On, visiting a huge statue to a revered monk in the village of Ban Mae Takhrai, where the 1229 joins the 1230. The road down the valley through the fields to the park is extremely scenic, as is the road into the park and up to the summit. We followed the very scenic 5017 from the foot of the mountain through the hills to join route 11 south of Lampun, and thus completed the loop back to Chaing Mai. A great day out, with wonderful scenery along quiet roads through fields and forests

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank John_G525
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

A easy train trip to khun Tan station from Chiang Mai. The walk to the entrance is about 2 km up the path & Road. I hiked the summit as we were told there is no water at waterfalls. The park is clean well marked & with toilets and bins along the path. If you register at the information office and make it to the summit proof of phone pic you will get a certificate. I thoughtly enjoyed the park visiting it twice in 2 weeks.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank 463lenar
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

while the park is very easy to get to on the train and only a 20 minute walk up a steep hilm from the station you are at the gates. the park is not worth visiting for these reasons:

you pay 100 baht each for entry and they give you a map with two route options, we were advised to take the second route with no reason why. there is a tarmac road most of the way up and the 'nature trail' just cuts off the corners with steep steps covered in moss! we found that most of the trail us over grown and yoj are unable to use it.

due to this we ended up walking on the road alot and were hassled by packs of dogs. none of them hurt us however they were every threatening and we ended up getting a ranger to walk as part of the way down and keep the dogs back.

we didnt even manage to get to the second point as there were dogs growling at us from the top of the path and we ended up giving up.

on the way down we tried to find the first nature trail however this was completely over grown and impossile to get through no waterfall for us then!

we stooped at the restaurant before we left which only served fried rice nothing else.

not worth visiting and not worth 200 baht

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Polly C
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

So easy. Catch a train to Khun Tan station, then walk up the hill following the signs. Pay 100 baht to enter the park, then pop into the visitor centre to check in to a bungalow - basic but charming and very clean, with bedding, towels, hot showers and verandas. Eat at the restaurant for about 40 baht - but beware they only serve Thai food and close at 5. The shop is limited so bring provisions unless you don't mind eating a lot of crisps and biscuits! We walked to the waterfall the day we arrived (not much water in Feb!) and to the summit of Doi Khun Tan the next day (wonderful but very hazy due to forest fires). We mostly had the place to ourselves. The park is meticulously maintained, and the staff are helpful and friendly. If you're looking for an easy escape from the city, this one's for you!

Date of experience: February 2016
5  Thank KatosKatossley
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