Si Lanna National Park is full of wildlife and verdant forests, which are the source of various tributaries of the Mae Ping River. The park covers a mountainous area of 260,800 acres in Phrao, Mae Taeng, and Chiang Dao districts. The admission is 100 baht for adults and 50 baht for children. For more information, please call 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th.
Attractions in Si Lanna National Park
Mon Hin Lai Waterfall, the 9-tiered waterfall is located in Mae Ngat Forest, Amphoe Phrao. It is full of water all year round and falls straight down off a mountain. The unique cascade has many outstanding tiers. The top tier, in particular, is an ideal viewpoint to observe the splendid landscape of Phrao district . To get there, drive on the Chiang Mai-Phrao road for 85 kilometres, turn left for 4 kilometres onto a dirt road. Only four-wheel vehicles can make the trip.
Mae Ngat Sombun Chon Dam is located at Km. 41 on the Chiang Mai-Fang route and then turn right for 11 kilometres. The area has a very scenic forest. Privately-run rafts and restaurants are available throughout the year. Other interesting sites in the area include Huai Mae Rangong Waterfall, Huai Pa Phlu Waterfall, Pha Daeng Cave, and Doi Mae Wa Hang Natural Study Trail (it is located around 4 kilometres from the National Park office).
Getting to the park office: Drive along Highway No. 107 (Chiang Mai-Fang route), and then turn right to Sombun Chon Reservoir for 12 kilometres (on the way, there are stalls selling scented lime). No accommodation is available, but camping can be done at Huai Kum camping area, which is located near the So Ro 6 Conservation Unit, Huai Kum around Km. 260 along Chiang Mai-Fang route.