Bangkok, 11 August 2019 – Doi Inthanon National Park today announced an emergency closure of its Pha Dok Siew nature trail and waterfalls, temporarily.
This is to ensure safety for all visitors as well as the park’s officers. The park will reopen the trail and waterfalls once the water level has returned to normal.
About Doi Inthanon National Park
Amidst its rugged mountains, the Doi Inthanon National Park contains the country’s highest peak Doi Inthanon. Its mountain range is a watershed from which many rivers originate, as well as Ping River that fills power – generating Bhumibol Dam. In its lush jungles, the park has many natural attractions including Mae Ya Watefall, which is considered the country’s most beautiful waterfall.
Doi Inthanon National Park covers a total area of 481.89 square kilometres, including parts of Chom Thong, Mae Chaem, Mae Wang and Doi Lo districts of Chiang Mai province. Doi Inthanon is one of the first of fourteen forests of Thailand the government decided to declare as a national park on October 7, 1959. The establishment of this national park was completed in 1972.
Source: Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation