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As mum is in town we are trying to keep her entertained by taking her out to a couple of local attractions each week. Last weekend we took her out to Opkhan National Park.  Of all the accessible National Parks in the province this is relatively unknown but strangely enough it is only about 30 minutes drive from the city of Chiang Mai. The park is easily accessible by motorbike or a car is fine in the dry season although the last couple of km are by dirt track which could get a bit slippery in the wet season.  Most national parks in Thailand charge the standard entrance fee of 20 baht for Thais and 200 Baht for foreigners but for some reason there is no charge here. Near to the area where we parked up the car there is a camp site and a couple of national park owned bungalows for rent the river runs through this area from a natural gorge which is only a few minutes walk away from the car parking area.  We brought some food to eat by the river and Pinky played in the water. We took a short walk up river to the gorge. As we had Pinky with us and mum was still getting over her knee op. we didn’t walk too far but there is a well trodden trail following the river deeper into the park and would make a good self guided hike if you were feeling energetic. I am sure we will be back again soon.!


Although it doest always happen, Tack and I try to have a break from work on the weekends and we like to get out somewhere with Pinky. This Saturday we spent the day up in Doi Inthanon. Doi Inthanon is the highest spot in Thailand at 2,565 meters above sea level and sits in Doi Inthanon National Park. Doi Inthanon itself is one of a very few high spots in Thailand to get ground frosts.

As we are in the middle of the wet season there was plenty of water feeding the waterfalls which were impressive however we did catch a rainy day and the cloud cover didnt allow for any good photo opportunities of the valley below. We wanted to take a walk out to some of the hill tribe villages in the park but with the wet day we had we were limited to a short walk on one of the nature trails. Anyway still a good day out with plenty of fresh cool air.