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Doi Inthanon National Park – Thailand
Jul 16, 2012
Doi Inthanon National Park – Located in Chiang Mai Province, in Thailand, Doi Inthanon, as well as numerous lesser summits. The doi (mountain) is mainly a granite batholith interfering a southerly extension of the Shan Hills range and starting the divide between the Nam Mae Ping River to the east and the Nam Mae Chaem River to the west. Lower advancements in the most easterly pant of the park are limestone formations and contain a number of caves. It was formerly known as Doi Angka. The park covers an area of 48,240 ha. Its plains below 800 meters in elevation are warm and very dry during the rain-free season, but the summit of Doi Inthanon, at 2565 meters, has a climate more similar Canada than Thailand.