- Nov 9, 2007
Means: Doi Inthanon from the other side, no entrance fee
Thanks David Unkovich: https://www.gt-rider.com/
[*]Start on the 108 in Chiang Mai drive south 17 km to Sanpatong.[/*:m:2lak69co]
[*]In Sanpatong turn right the way to Mae Wang. On this way are some small gasoline stations.[/*:m:2lak69co]
[*]At km 31 Mae Wang. After Mae Wang a curve mountain street on a river. [/*:m:2lak69co]
[*]km 38 a elephant camp.
[*]km 43 the small city Ban Mae Win with the last smal gasoline station. After Mae Win more high in the mountains.[/*:m:2lak69co]
[*]km 59 good view to the Doi Inthanon.
[*]km 60 turn left to Doi Inthanon (no sign!).
If you not turn left and drive straight on you will see a small temple
with a great view
and the small town Huai Tong.
The temple is on km 61,5. The city Huai Tong is at km 62,5.
In the city is a small „supermarket“. For this way you need about 2,5 hr.[/*:m:2lak69co]
[*]After back to the way to Do Inthanon.,the tachometer shows 65km. [/*:m:2lak69co]
[*]km 77 A fork in the forest, turn left.
[*]Then the Chiang Mai Research Center on the right side ,
Now, the best. Greatful outlooks and a fantastic landscape
[*]km 92 a small town.
[*]On a high street
is a checkpoint[/*:m:2lak69co]
[*]near km 100 a fork to the Siriphum Waterfall.
Not the biggest but o.k. On the mainstreet turn right. After again a small checkpoint.[/*:m:2lak69co]
[*]km 107 after 4 hr the Doi Inthanon temples
with the 2 nice temples near the top.
Temperature 22,3°C,but sometimes very cold here!! Entrancefee 10 Baht. Between the 2 Tempel is a big parking place with restaurant.
3 km more up is the top.If you drive with a 2-stroke engine the power will go down on this way. On the top is only a military station, no photo!
[*]Return to chiang Mai via Chomthong.
Some km down from the mountain you can see the nice Vachiratharn Waterfall.
[*]km 150 the counter where you must pay normally 400 Baht,
but when you go down you must not stop (and they are not interessted in you)!! Only when you go up on this way you have to pay 400 baht. After the small city Ban Nam Tok Mae Klang.[/*:m:2lak69co]
[*]km 160 turn left to 108 ,the way to Chiang Mai.[/*:m:2lak69co]
[*]km 210 Back in Chiang Mai.[/*:m:2lak69co]
Fo the tour you need about 7- 8hr. The tour is easy, so you can drive with a honda dream too maybe 2 hr more. After rain or when raining not recommend !
Sorry about my english