This Friday I’m hosting this picture from Doi Inthanon taken by Nathan Aguilera from Foodie Flashpacker Blog.
Nathan left home on a 6-month trip 28 months ago. He has a food-focused travel blog for mid-range travellers. Currently spending the summer in Europe. Portugal for the month of June, then Iceland in July and Eastern Europe for the remainder of the summer. Do follow him as we eat around the globe on Instagram and Facebook.
Photo Story: Doi Inthanon
Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a camper. Like, at all. I’m not exactly high maintenance but I’m not the outdoorsy type either. So I was a bit surprised by my own willingness to let myself get talked into a camping trip. I’m so glad I did, it turned out to be so much fun. My friends and I rented motorbikes and made the two-hour drive to spend the night on Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand. The views from the temple on top of the mountain were incredible but the waterfalls were the highlight for me. The park is filled with gorgeous waterfalls of varying sizes. Some you are even able to climb and swim in the pools.
One of my favourite things about the camp is that the tents are already set up for you. I’m completely useless when it comes to these types of things so that was a huge help. Campfires are not allowed but there are plenty of restaurants and food stalls nearby. There’s also small stores selling local wine and beer to take back to your campsite if you like.
It was a really great experience sharing the campsite with all the local Thai people. We were the only foreigners camping there that night. All the locals seemed excited to see us joining them.
If you’re in the Chiang Mai area I suggest the overnight trip visit Doi Inthanon. The day trips are too rushed and you don’t get to camp and really experience the park. It’s well worth the time.