Doi Inthanon National Park

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Doi Inthanon National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
น้ำตกวชิรธาร อุทยานแห่งชาติลำดับที่44 อุทยานแห่งชาติดอยอินทนนท์.jpg
The Wachirathan Waterfall, Doi Inthanon National Park, the highest point in Thailand
Map showing the location of Doi Inthanon National Park
Map showing the location of Doi Inthanon National Park
Location within Thailand
LocationChom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Coordinates18°35′32″N 98°29′12″E / 18.59222°N 98.48667°E / 18.59222; 98.48667Coordinates: 18°35′32″N 98°29′12″E / 18.59222°N 98.48667°E / 18.59222; 98.48667
Area482 km2
Governing bodyDept of National Parks
WebsiteDoi Inthanon NP

Doi Inthanon National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติดอยอินทนนท์),[1] nicknamed "the roof of Thailand", is in the Thanon Thong Chai Range, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand.[2] It includes Doi Inthanon, the country's highest mountain. Established in 1972, it is 482 square kilometres (186 sq mi) in size.[3]

Pin of the highest point of Thailand in Doi Inthanon National Park
The Wachirathan Waterfall in Doi Inthanon National Park


The park is approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Chiang Mai. It includes Karen and Meo Hmong villages of about 4,500 people.[4] Its elevation ranges between 800–2,565 metres (2,625–8,415 ft). Within its borders are a number of waterfalls: Mae Klang Falls, Wachiratan Falls, Siriphum Falls, and Mae Ya Falls.[2] The park has varied climatic and ecologically different sections.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Flora includes evergreen cloud forest, sphagnum bog, and deciduous dipterocarp forest.[3] There are some relict pines.[2] With 383 avifauna species,[5] it ranks second among Thailand's national parks in number of bird species.[6]

Reptile species in Doi Inthanon National Park include:[7]

Amphibian species in Doi Inthanon National Park include:[7]



  1. ^ Pronunciation
  2. ^ a b c "Doi Inthanon National Park". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Jungle Law in Thailand's Forests". New Scientist. 18 Nov 1989. pp. 43–. ISSN 0262-4079. Retrieved 20 Nov 2014.
  4. ^ Zeppel, Heather (2006). Indigenous Ecotourism: Sustainable Development and Management. CABI. pp. 237–. ISBN 978-1-84593-124-7. Retrieved 1 Oct 2011.
  5. ^ Poultney, Trevor (1 Jan 2003). Environments: Asia Pacific. Curriculum Press. pp. 22–. ISBN 978-1-86366-567-4. Retrieved 1 Oct 2011.
  6. ^ Elliot, Stephan; Cubitt, Gerald (2001). THE NATIONAL PARKS and other Wild Places of THAILAND. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. pp. 62–67. ISBN 9781859748862.
  7. ^ a b Kirati Kunya, Montri Sumontha, Nonn Panitvong, Wuttipong Dongkumfu, Thana Sirisamphan and Olivier S. G. Pauwels. 2015. A New Forest-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) from Doi Inthanon, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. Zootaxa. 3905(4):573-584. [p.579] DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3905.4.9
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