Doi Chiang Dao

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Doi Chiang Dao
ChiangDao Mountains.JPG
Highest point
Elevation2,175 m (7,136 ft)
ListingList of mountains in Thailand
Coordinates19°23′59″N 98°52′36″E / 19.39972°N 98.87667°E / 19.39972; 98.87667Coordinates: 19°23′59″N 98°52′36″E / 19.39972°N 98.87667°E / 19.39972; 98.87667[1]
Doi Chiang Dao is located in Thailand
Doi Chiang Dao
Doi Chiang Dao
Location in Thailand
Parent rangeDaen Lao Range
Mountain typeLimestone
First ascentunknown
Easiest routeHike (approval is required[2])

Doi Chiang Dao (Thai: ดอยเชียงดาว, pronounced [dɔ̄ːj t͡ɕʰīa̯ŋ dāːw]), also known as Doi Luang Chiang Dao (ดอยหลวงเชียงดาว, pronounced [dɔ̄ːj lǔa̯ŋ t͡ɕʰīa̯ŋ dāːw]), is a 2,175 metres (7,136 ft) high mountain in Chiang Dao District of Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. It is one of the highest peaks of the Daen Lao Range on the Thai side of the border.

Doi Chiang Dao is part of a limestone massif located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west-northwest of Chiang Dao town and less than 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of the border with Myanmar at the eastern end of the Thai highlands. This mountain is part of Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary, south of Pha Daeng National Park.

Doi Chiang Dao is one of the most visited birdwatching sites in Thailand[3] with over 300 species of birds, including rare species such as the giant nuthatch and Hume's pheasant.[4]

In 2021, UNESCO declared Doi Chiang Dao to be biosphere reserve, counted as the fifth site in Thailand (after Sakaerat, Hauy Tak Teak, Mae Sa-Kog Ma, Ranong).[5]

Hill blue flycatcher taken on the mountain.

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  1. ^ Google Earth
  2. ^ Director of Wildlife Reserve Division.
  3. ^ Upton, Nick. "Thai Birding". Retrieved 2014-12-06.
  4. ^ "Must see attractions in Chiang Dao, Thailand".
  5. ^ "ยูเนสโก ประกาศให้ "ดอยเชียงดาว" เป็นพื้นที่สงวนชีวมณฑลแห่งใหม่ของโลก" [UNESCO declared Doi Chiang Dao to be the new biosphere reserve of the world]. Matichon (in Thai). 2021-09-15. Retrieved 2021-09-16.

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