Huay Nam Dang National Park - Mae Taeng


About 70 kms north of Chiang Mai. It takes about 1,5 hours to drive from Chiang Mai to Huay Nam Dang / Mae  Taeng.

Protected areas

Huay Nam Dang was declared a national park in 1995 and covers 179,5 square kilometers. It was the 81st national park of Thailand.


The Kub Kab trekking and nature trail takes place in the Mae Taeng area, on the edge of Huay  Nam Dang National Park. This program is also available in a Comfort version of 2 days and 3 days.
More programs are being researched in the Huay Nam Dang National Park itself.
Due to the variety of activities the Mae Taeng area is heavily visited. Huay Nam Dang National Park is more quiet in general due to the entrance fee that has to be paid to enter the park.

Other activities

Huay Nam Dang / Mae Taeng boasts a wide variety of activies including bamboo as well as rubberboat rafting, zipline, mountain biking and elephant riding. The Mae Taeng River has some of the best bamboo rafting in Thailand.
There are numerous elephant camps in the Mae Taeng Valley.


There are Lisu, Akha, Lahu, Karen and Hmong villages in and around Huay Nam Dang National Park.


Mountains: The highest peak, Doi Chang at 1,962 meters above sea level, is the vital source of important streams, which flow into the Pai, Ping and Taeng rivers.

Waterfalls: the park boasts several waterfalls including the Huay Nam Dang Waterfall. The Mork Fah waterfall along the way to Huay Nam Dang is part of Doi Suthep/Doi Pui National Park.

Pong Duead Hot Springs:  these hot springs are definitely worth a visit.

Viewpoints: there are some beautiful viewpoints along road 1095 from Mae Malai to Pai such as the Doi Kiew Lom viewpoint from where you can see Doi Luang Chiang Dao and a sea of clouds in the morning. Another great viewpoint is the summit of Doi Chang.


Huay Nam Dang has deciduous dipterocarp forest, bamboo deciduous forest and mixed deciduous forest  that are all fairly typical of Northern Thailand. At higher elevations tall pine trees of the Pinus Merkusii (two-needled pine) and the Pinus Kesiya (three-needled pine) variety are common

Royal Projects

There are no royal projects in this area.

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