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  • Catch a Sunrise on Doi Mon Mak

    Crowds gathered at the summit of the 1,100-metre peak to watch the sunrise break through a sea of fog on the horizon. The panoramic view also revealed the iconic Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s tallest mountain, soaring 2,565 metres high. Doi Mon Mak is in Tha Pha subdistrict, about 120 kilometres from downtown Chiang Mai. It was opened for tourists in 2019 as a new viewpoint in the northern province, offering unobstructed 360-degree views of the sea of fog, and has become increasingly popular despite the pandemic. In 2021 Doi Mon Mak opened a campsite so visitors could spend the night and witness the sunrise early next day. The campsite, which is about 300 metres from the viewpoint, also features rental cabins.
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    Doi Mon Mak expects to see more visitors over the coming months, as Thais like the cool New Year temperatures and the Covid-19 situation is improving, said Mae Chaem district chief Phatthanan Phithakham ​The district is also planning to build and upgrade tourism facilities at Doi Mon Mak, including roads leading to nature treks, car parks and campsite expansion to attract visitors all year round.

    Doi Inthanon in Chaing Mai spots first frozen dew of the year

    The first frozen dew of this year was spotted this morning at Thailand’s highest mountain, Doi Inthanon, in Chiang Mai. The lowest temperature there is four degrees Celsius.
    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation reported that the very first frozen dew was witnessed at Doi Inthanon National Park appeared for visitors to check out. Snow is rarely found in Thailand’s winter or cold season. There has been one recording of snow in the Land of Smiles, on January 7, 1955, in Chiang Rai, but that is still a bit tenuous. It was reported that rain fell and turned into hail and it remained there for about 14 hours before melting.

    So, the next best thing for snow enthusiasts in the kingdom in the cold season is frozen dew, Moei Karb or Mae Khaning in Thai, on the high mountains or valleys in the northern part of Thailand. Frozen dew is a thin frost covering the surface of glass and plants. Frozen dew in Thailand can be found from November to December when the temperature in the high mountains of Thailand is about zero or lower. Doi Inthanon and Doi Ang Khang in Chiang Mai welcome frozen dew every year. Sometimes, frost can be found at Phu Kradueng National Park in the Isaan province of Loei too. The frost normally disappears when the sun rises. So, the perfect time to check it out is before sunrise.

    According to the Northern Meteorological Centre, the temperature in the northern provinces of Thailand will be about 30 to 34 degrees Celsius from November 6 to 10. In the morning, the temperature can decrease to 15 to 21 degrees Celsius. Then, the temperature will increase by one to two degrees Celsius from November 11 to 12. It will be about 31 to 35 degrees Celsius and 17 to 22 degrees Celsius in the morning. Aside from checking out the frozen dew at Doi Inthanon, visitors should not miss out on taking a trekking trail and seeing the stunning view from a wooden balcony terrace at Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail.
    Last edited by Tripadvisor; 11-07-2022, 03:53 PM.