Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
Doi Suthep-Pui used to be known as Doi Oi Chang. Its new name comes from the name of a hermit, Prarusiwasuthep who lived at Doi Suthep-Pui was a protected forest. In 1973, The Royal Forest Department decided that Doi Suthep and 13 other forest areas in the country should eventually be national parks. The Royal Forest Department sent Mr.Panya Boonsomboon to survey the area.
After that, the national park committed decided that only forest in good condition should be included in Doi Suthep-Pui National park and areas occupied by villagers should be excluded. In 1981, as the 24th national park of Thailand which encompasses 161.06 square kilometers. The following year, an additional 100 square kilometers were annexed to the park, bringing the total to 261.06 square kilometers
Varieties of Plants and Wild Animals
There are two basic types of forest on the mountain: Deciduous forest below about 1,000 m elevation and evergreen forest above. The deciduous is further divided into two kinds, deciduous dipterocarp-oak Forest in the driest areas and mixed evergreen deciduous forest along streams and gullies. Common species are trees of the families Dipterocarpaceae, Fagaceae and Magnoliaceae.
Wildlife in the park includes common muntjac, wild boar, macaque and other small mammals. More than 300 species of birds can be seen here, including red junglefowl, pheasants, eagles, parrots, bulbuls and minivets. Rare species of amphibian, the crocodile salamander that can be found in only four localities in Thailand, one in Doi Suthep.
Location and Journey
From Bangkok use highway no.1 and turn to highway no.32 (Asia) you will pass Ayuthaya, Angthong and Nakornsawan. Then use highway no.1 pass Lampang and turn left to Chiang Mai. It takes you about 696 kilometers from Bangkok.
2 Airlines are operate daily flights to Chiang Mai from Bangkok.
State Railways of Thailand provide service from Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok to Chiang Mai 7 times everyday by three classes the operate from 06:20 – 22:00 hrs. There are the Rapid, Sprinter and Special express. Minibus there can be hired to come to the park. For more details, please contact
Bangkok’s Principal Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) at tel : 0-2223-7010 or 0-2220-4334
Chiang Mai Railway Station at tel : 0-5324-4795, 0-5324-2094, 0-5324-7462 or 0-5324-5363-4
The transport Co.,Ltd. Provides bus services both ordinary and air-conditioned. Leave from Mor Chit Bus terminal 2 everyday. And For more details, please contact:
In Bangkok, Mor Chit Bus terminal at tel : 0-2936-3666 or 0-2537-8055 In Chiang Mai at tel 0-5324-2664
The Bhubing Palace is located on Doi Buak Ha, Muang District, Chiang Mai Province. It is the royal winter residence in Chiang Mai where the Royal family stays during seasonal visits to the people in the northern part of Thailand.
The palace is also the royal guesthouse for prominent state visitors from abroad. In the past Their Majesties welcomed or granted royal audience to State visitors only in the capital of Bangkok. Bhubing Palace was built in 1961. The construction started initially with only the royal resident building and the guesthouse. The other buildings were additionally built on later dates.
Phra Tamnak Bhubing Rajanives was built in northern Thai architectural style called “Ruen Mu” (Group of Houses). The building sits on stilts. The upper floor is the royal residential area while the ground floor houses the royal entourage. The building master plan was design by Prince Samaichalerm Kridagara while Mom Rachawongse Mitrarun Kasemsri designed the building.
The construction of the Palace was undertaken by the Crown Property Bureau, under the supervision of Prince Samaichalerm Kridagara, assisted by Mom Mom Rachawongse Mitrarun Kasemsri and Mr. Pradit Yuwapukka. General Luang Kampanath Saenyakorn, the Privy Councilor was assigned to lay foundation stone on August 24, 1961 at 10.49 am. The Construction took 5 months to complete. The first royal visitors to stay at the palace were King Federick the Ninth and Queen Ingrid of Denmark on their royal visit to Thailand in January 1962
For more information Bhubing Palace
In 1983, The Fine Arts Department began excavation and restoration work on San Ku at the wish of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirinchorn who had learnt that this ancient, historical site had been looted and ravaged for a long time.
Before restoration, San Ku was an ancient earth mound densely covered by trees. When earth and soil were removed, remains of chedi and wihan bases appeared. Exploration of the pit in the middle of the chedi base revealed many important historical artifacts. It was estimated that San Ku dates from 13th century A.D.
Huey Kaew Waterfall
It is located near the Cruba Sriwichai Memorial, not far from the main road. You can walk to Wang Bua Ban, a beautiful pool at the base of Pha Ngoeb Criff.
This place is a beautiful, nine-tiered waterfall that flows over a cliff. It is about 3 kilometers from Huay Kaew Waterfall.
Mae Sa Waterfall
This waterfall is a lovely set of nine falls that a good flow of water all year long. A distance of 100 to 500 meters separates all the falls.ฒ
Tard Mork Waterfall
It is far from Mae Rim District about 14 kilometers on Mae Rim – Sa Meung Road. It’s a quiet and moist forest especially in hot season.
Mork Fa Waterfall
One of a nice waterfall in Mae Tang District. Travelling on Chiang Mai – Fang (Road number 107) and keep to the left on Mae Malai – Pai (Road number 1095) about 58 kilometers. Moreover there are Mork Fa Cave and Nature trail near the fall.
Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
Huai Kaew road, Suthep Sub-district, Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200
Tel. : 0 5321 0244 Fax : 0 5321 2065