The Doi Suthep Pui National Park which is located in the Chiang Mai Province is named after hermit Sudeva. The park which covers a land area of 265 km2 is a part of the Thanon Thong Chai Range. Most of the park’s bedrock is made out of granite and in the vicinity of the National Park viewpoints, caves as well as few waterfalls are located attracting many tourists to the destination. Rated among top things to do in Chiang Mai, a visit to the park is not to be missed during your visit. When looking for a place to stay tourists could consider a stay at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa that is located in the vicinity of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park.

The park contains close to 2000 species of flowering plants and ferns as well as nearly 300 species of mammals and birds. During your visit you could spot species such as the Indian Muntijac, Asian golden cat and the black bear. Bird watching enthusiasts have the chance to spot the likes of white throated fantail, babblers and bee-eaters. The climate around the National Park is cool and pleasant due to its high altitude. The location also provides visitors the chance to go hiking through trails as well as camping. Visitors to the park could visit other attractions such as the Bhubing Palace which was built in 1961 as the royal winter residence and is open to the general public on days the royal family is not in residence. Huey Kaew waterfall and the Mon Tha Than waterfalls are also located near the National Park for the viewing pleasure.

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