A Day Trip To Doi Inthanon – The Summit

After leaving Km 34.5 we kept driving up the mountain past the temple to the summit which has a nice visitor’s centre.

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There’s a small museum with some educational displays of birds.  If you come here on a tour from Chiang Mai, you will be taken here.

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There’s a nice cafe with good coffee and a place to sit and watch birds visit the feeders.  Finally some close-up shots!

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There is a snack bar for cakes and drinks.

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Here is a souvenir shop with the usual postcards and tourist stuff. Beware of the hilltribe hairbands.  I bought a small pony-tail sized one and the colours ran on my shirt!

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Blue Whistlingthrush

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Elusive River Chat


Boardwalk behind the visitor centre

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Dark-backed Sibia


Blue Whistlingthrush


Chestnut-tailed Minla

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Across the road from the visitor centre is this nature trail, also on boardwalks.

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I have no idea what this means but it’s a cute little statue!


The highly sought-after and extremely fast Green-tailed Sunbird!

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Local transport