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Doi Chiang Dao

Listed under Mountains in Northern Thailand, Thailand.

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Having first seen Doi Chiang Dao 20 or so years ago it was and still is a magical place making the hair on the nape of your neck prickle as it comes it to view never failling to conjure up Buddhist legends from chronicles and fairy tales of the historical Lanna kingdom which still occupies the northern provinces of Thailand to this day

The 'spiritual home' of the people of the north and a personal totem Doi Luang Doi Chiang Dao is Thailand's third highest peak. Located in the heart of north in the province of Chiang Mai. A limestone massif standing some 2,225 metres high. With its striking silhouette erupting from the fertile rice growing valley floor up into sub - alpine conditions.

A place of remote beauty, explore challenging nature trails to stunning panoramic mountains views. Discover a rich variety of Montane Bird Life and for orchid enthusiasts endemic orchids and flora with the excitement of chance encounters on a nocturnal animal watching trip. Its status as a protected Animal Sanctuary with limited access allows Doi Chiang Dao to preserve its unique place in our world...."Let www.trekkingcollective.com take you on an unique personal journey through northern Thailand..."

Written by  Caroline Marsh.

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Do visit the caves, thought to be the deepest in Thailand. Legend has it that spirits lived in this cave. You can take your own torch or help the local economy a little bit by hiring a 'guide' with a lantern, they won't speak English but will make sure that you don't get lost!

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