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Pha Hom Pok National Park

Pha Hom Pok National Park

Pha Hom Pok National Park

The name was changed from Fha Hom Pok National Park because of the name of a high hill at Dan Lao Moutain Range. The highest hill in the park is about 2285 meters above sea level. On the top of the hill, there is granite and a shallow layer of soil. It is quite windy all the year. and the ridge road being parallel with the border of Thailand-Myanmar. It is interesting to visit the national park in winter because of the cooler weather, mountain mists and migratory birds such as purple cochoa, brown-breasted bulbul, blue peacock, and brown gorgon, turdus ruficollis, grey-winged blackbirds, and chestnut thrush come here. There are rare orchids which are hard to find in other parts of Thailand. There are some attractive butterflies such as the kaisar-i-hind that only appear here.One of the attractions at Pha Hom Pok National Park is the Natural Hot Spring. There are several hot springs within a ten acre area. The water has a high sulphur content and possesses curative and restorative properties.

How to Get There

The office of Pha Hom Pok National Park is in Fang District, Chiang Mai Province. From the city of Chiang Mai, take Route No. 107 (Chiang Mai-Fang). When you arrive in Fang-Mon Pin (about 3 kilometers), turn right onto Route No. 4054 (about 8 kilometers) to arrive at Fang Hot Spring where can be found the office of Pha Hom Pok National Park.The travel around Pha Hom Pok National Park, you have to use a four wheel drive along Sai Fang-Ban Huai Bon Road. When you arrive in Ban Huai Bon, go straight on for about 5 kilometers. Then, turn right and go 17 kilometers and you will reach the watershed management of Doi Pha Luang. If you turn left and drive about 5 kilometers, you will see the camping area of Kiu Lom.Walking to the peak of the mountain will take time about three hours with three kilometers for the return trip.If you want to drive to the top, you have to go up before 3.30pm and drive in just a pickup. You can take a service car and pay 1800 bath per eight people (stay overnight). Fires are not allowed on the grass. The National Park provides rented charcoal stoves.

Accommodation

Resorts are available only at Fang Hot Spring (the office of national park). On the top of the mountain, just tents are allowed. You can use the bathrooms, mineral baths, and massage which are open daily from 7.30am–7pm.

Address

Pha Hom Pok National Park 224, Mu 6, Phong Nam Ron Sub-district, Fang District, Chiang Mai Province, 50110 Contact number: 08 6430 9748 , 0 5345 3517-8 Fax: 0 5345 3517 Email: doiphahompok.np@hotmail.com