Covering the area of 350 square kilometres in Chiang Mai and Lamphun, Mae Ta-Krai owns a mountainous limestone landscape, a lush forest and plenty of freshwater sources, which run downstream to Ping River nearby. The weather is generally cool and breezy, ideal for trekking along study trails.
Interesting attractions at Mae Ta-Krai National Park you should consider paying a visit include Mae Ta-khrai Check Dam, Tat Moei and Mae Ta-Khrai waterfalls, Doi Langka (Phu Langka Luang), which is the fifth tallest peak in Thailand at 2,030 meters above sea level, and , last but not least, the viewpoints that get you unparalleled views of Chiang Mai Town and Doi Suthep located nearby. Camping spaces are also provided.
Admission: 200 baht for adults, 100 baht for children
Contact: Mae Ta-khrai National Park, Tambon Tha Nuea, Amphoe Mae On, Chiang Mai 50130, or the National Park Centre, Chiang Mai Forest Office 50000, tel. 0 5381 8348.
Getting there: From Chiang Mai Town, take Highway 1006 to King Amphoe Mae-on. At the intersection in front of Pao Sam Kha School, turn right to Highway 1229 and continue for 10 kilometres to turn right to Ban Huai Kaew. The office of the national park is 800 meters away.