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Have you ever had the inspiration to go on a trip from seeing photos of your destination? It’s guaranteed you’ll be bitten by the travel bug once you see photos of the Khun Sathan National Park and the Sri Nan National Park in Nan Province. What are you waiting for? Let’s head out with Amazing Road Trips with All New Pajero sport.
Get to Know Our Destination
The Khun Sathan National Park is 1,424 meters above sea level. What’s amazing about this national park is its beautiful scenery and the magnificent sea of mist, particularly during the rainy season. The weather here is cool all year round and the view at night rivals that during the day with the lights from Santana village like stars on the ground, shining as brightly as the stars in the sky.
Another national park that is not to be missed is the Sri Nan National Park, spanning an area of 583,750 rai or 934 square kilometers across Wiengsa, Nanoi, and Nameun districts. With lush jungles, the area has an abundance of wild animals such as the peacock, leopard, panther, bear, deer, wolf, elephant, red bull, and gaur.
The highlight of Sri Nan National Park is Doi Samer Dao, a flat hill that hugs the mountainside that is ideal for watching the sunrise and sunset, the sea of mist, and the lights from the village and stars at night. There is also the Singh cliff which is shaped like a lion lying down facing west. From here, you can see a panoramic view all around, with the north facing Wiengsa District, the south facing the mountain range, the east facing Chu cliff and the Nan river, and the west facing Nanoi District.
Nature enthusiasts can hike the nature trail that is available. Chu cliff is a large stone cliff amidst the green hills and is also the location of Thailand’s tallest flagpole at 200 meters. It is said that it takes singing the Thai national anthem 12 times before the flag reaches the top.
Fun in the Sun
- Watching the scenery from Doi Samer Dao is guaranteed to leave you breathless whether it is 360-dgree view of the sunrise or sunset, the sea of mist, and the sea of stars. You can drive all the way up to the top of the hill and the viewpoint is just a few steps from the parking area. Therefore, children, the elderly, or even the disabled can make their way up there.
- Don’t forget to take lots of pictures on Doi Samer Dao. What’s guaranteed to be a hit is the jumping shots or standing shots where it looks as though you are right at the edge of a cliff that is high up in the sky.
- You can access the top of the Hua Singh and Chu cliffs, which is a two-kilometer walk. Before making your way there, do inform park officials and wear closed-toe shoes. It should take about an hour to walk up to the top.
- The Khun Sathan National Park has accommodations available and the fee is up to how much you would like to donate. A camp site is available but you’ll have to bring your own tents. There is also a restaurant but you’ll need to inform officials in advance if you’d like to order food.
- Doi Samer Dao has tents for hire at 250 Baht per tent and restrooms are also available. However, you’d have to prepare your own food and beverages.
- Star gazers will have a field day in this area. Do prepare all the equipment you need, including cameras, tripods, flashes, etc.
เHow to Get There
From Nan Province, the Khun Sathan National Park can be reached by Highway 1026 (Wiengsa-Nanoi districts). From Nanoi district, turn right at you’ll reach the Khun Sathan National Park’s office. To get to Doi Samer Dao from Bangkok, take Highway 101 to Phrae and onto Wiengsa District in Nan Province. Turn right onto Kaewfah Road and then take Highway 1026 from Wiengsa to Nanoi district. Then turn left onto Nanoi-Panghai Road or Highway 1083. You’ll arrive at Chu cliff which is the location of the Sri Nan National Park office. Doi Samer Dao is located before the office.
Safe Driving Tips
For more information, please contact
Phrae Tourism Authority of Thailand Office
Areas of Jurisdiction: Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit
34/130-131 Muanghit Road, Tambon Naiwieng, Muang District, Phrae Province
Tel: 0 5452 1118
Fax: 0 5452 1119