วันพุธที่ 24 กุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. 2553
Huai Nam Dang National Park - The beautiful sea of mists.
Huai Nam Dang National Park in the Pai district of Mae Hong Sorn is among Thailand's most popular tourist destinations. This 44,800-acre National Park in Chiang Dao Range is covered in thick forests and rolling hills, offering vital watersheds that contribute to its year-round mild weather. It is attractive because the park offers many vantage locations where visitors can take in its awesome beauty - the highlight of which must be the enthralling sea of mists at Huai Nam Dang Vantage Point, known otherwise as Doi -Kew Lom Vantage Point. The experience is especially breath-taking if one catches it in the early morning as the sun creeps up from behind the mist. Apart from the Doi Kew Lom Vantage Point, Pong Deuard Hot Spring and the Pong Deuard Nature Study Trail are two other attractions of the National Park that are equally worth checking out.
The National Park provides two choices of accommodation, one in the neighborhood of the Office of the National Park and the other in Pong Deuard which has a spa facility. Those who want to be close to nature can opt to camp overnight at the sites assigned by the National Park authorities. They are also able to help with providing food, beddings and such. Prior reservations are required.
How to get there: On Highway #107 (Chiang Mai - Fang), turn left at Mae Malai Market Intersection. Then, stay on Highway #1095 (Mae Malai - Pai) until kilometer stone 65. Take another right; Huai Nam Dang National Park Office is approximately six kilometers away.