Doi Suthep-Pui National Park

 

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Doi Suthep-Pui National Park includes the rich natural resources of plants, wildlife, and spectacular landscapes, as well as cultural resources featuring the interesting lifestyle of the hill tribe people and the Thai Lanna culture.   These special natural and cultural features led to the establishment of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park on April 14, 1981.  The park covers 261.06 km2 in the Mueang, Hang Dong, Mae Rim and Mea Taeng districts of Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. Apart from the beautiful natural scenery, other tourist attractions also lay in the Park boundaries, for example “Wat Pra That Doi Suthep,” “Kruba Srivichai Monument”, and “Bhubing Palace.” Doi Suthep – Pui National Park is located only 6 kilometers from Chiang Mai city center, hence it is the most popular place for tourists and travelers all year round.

In Art and Cultural aspects, Doi Suthep – Pui National Park is also home to the native Thai and also ethnic groups such as Hmong and Lisu communities:   which spread over the area of the park. In 1977, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has announced the establishment in some areas of Doi Suthep-Pui National Park as “Mae Sa – Kog Ma Biosphere Reserve” on March 1, 1977. The Man and Biosphere Reserve Program aims for collaborating and developing scientific knowledge for natural resource management. This is so that the natural resources will be utilized properly towards sustainability direction. It will also promote the relationship between humans and nature.

The area has plant and animal biodiversity including cultural and race diversity. More than 679 species of vascular plants are found in the biosphere reserve: 526 dicotyledons, 113 monocots, 34 ferns and 6 gymnosperms. Fauna comprises more than 439 species of wild animals including 31 mammal, 360 bird, 31 reptile and 18 amphibian species. A wide range of fungi is also found

There are many activities available for nature-loving tourists at Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. If you want an experience that places you close to nature, then there are the Doi Pui, Montha Than Waterfall and Mok Fa Camping Area. There, you can listen to the sounds of nature and observe the stars at night.   The areas around the Doi Pui campsite, the accommodation zone and Montha Than Waterfall, are home to a wide range of wildlife species, particularly birds. These are wonderful places for bird-watching, so do not miss this activity. Due to the biodiversity of the areas and the variety of forest types, there are many species of birds to be found. Another popular activity at Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is mountain Biking.   There are 3 routes beginning at San Ku. This activity is only recommended for visitors who are in good health and physical condition.

Organization name Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
Address Mae Sa – Kog Ma Biosphere Reserve Office,

Doi Suthep – Pui National Park

Hauy Kaew Rd., Suthep Sub-district,

Muang District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand 50200

Organization website www.dnp.go.th
Contact person’s name Ravadee Kornpracha
Contact person’s mailing address Mae Sa – Kog Ma Biosphere Reserve Office,

Doi Suthep – Pui National Park

Hauy Kaew Rd., Suthep Sub-district,

Muang District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand 50200

Contact person’s email realdee64@gmail.com
Contact person’s telephone +66 876565005
Contact person’s fax +66 53216790
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