No matter how you know it as, there’s no denying the fact that the Doi Tung Mountain justifiably distinguishes itself as one of the unofficial wonders of the world.
Doi Tung Mountain—alternatively known as Flag Mountain—is a natural landmark that’s situated in North Thailand and attracts thousands of visitors every year thanks to its gorgeous natural landscapes and otherworldly serenity.
Best recognized for its breathtaking flower gardens, Doi Tung Mountain has set itself time and time again as a must-visit destination for anyone who visits the world-famous Chiang Rai province. The region has many breathtaking naturally-composed mountaintops that are comprised of flora and fauna-rich forests that also double as a nearby common ground for the nearby Shan Akha and Lahu tribal villages.
Aside from its vast landscapes and sprawling natural attractions, Doi Tung Mountain is also home to a few must-visit tourist destinations, such as:
With an origin that dates to over a millennium ago, it should come as no surprise that Wat Phra That Doi Tung is a must-visit spot for anyone that lives and breathes world history.
Widely regarded and upheld as one of the most important places of pilgrimage for Buddhists both in Thailand and all around the world, the Wat Phra That Doi Tung was built as a place of worship for devout Thai believers. In spite of the fact that its construction dates all the way back to 911, the Wat Phra That Doi Tung continues to maintain a like-new condition thanks to the conscious efforts of loyal believers and the local government.
It is also worth noting that Doi Tung Mountain takes its nickname “flag mountain” from the fact that a giant flag was originally flown on the Wat Phra That Doi Tung temple’s chedis, eventually giving rise to the nickname itself.
First undertaken as a project to counteract the adverse effects posed by Thailand’s opium-stricken past, the Doi Tung Development Project holds a significant place in Doi Tung’s own history.
It may be widely recognized for flowers, clear mountain air, and sparse trees today, but the Doi Tung Development Project has a significant part in Doi Tung’s history as it was the vehicle of change that worked tirelessly to free Thais of their addictions. Under the guidance of Her Royal Highness Srinagarindra, the Doi Tung Development Project was able to overturn the dire situation brought about at the height of Doi Tung’s key role in Thailand’s own opium production problem.
Should you find yourself irresistibly curious as to how exactly the Princess Mother’s palace helped overturn one of the darkest times in Doi Tung’s past, the Doi Tung Development Project is only an hour’s drive away from The Riverie by Katathani!
No matter how long or short your visit might be, a trip to Doi Tung is guaranteed to provide anyone with one of the most unforgettable experiences that they’ll ever have throughout their lifetime. By visiting the Doi Tung Development Project and the Wat Phra Doi Tung on your next visit, you can learn more about the area’s rich history and add more memories to your life’s travel journal! After exploring the must-visit tourist destinations in Doi Tung Mountain, end the day on a relaxing note by treating yourself to a delightful stay at The Riverie by Katathani!