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5 Tall Mountains to Climb in Thailand

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February 10, 2017 by with 0 and 0

When you think of Thailand, what do you see? More likely, it’ll be images of bountiful palm trees which line sandy, white beaches. But there’s more to Thailand besides our sun-soaked shoreline. Thailand’s mountains may not be as famous as its coasts, but it’s definitely worth a look.

Here are 5 mountains to climb while in Thailand:

  1. Doi Inthanon stands tall in the northern province of Chiang Mai at 2,565m as it towers over Chom Thong District. The mountain was once referred to as Doi Luang or “big mountain”. However, it was later renamed to honour King Inthawachayanon, one of the last kings of Chiang Mai who is buried there today. The mountain, which is surrounded by sprawling forests, makes up the Doi Inthanon National Park and covers over 482 km2 of land. It is affectionately known as the “Roof of Thailand.”
  2. Phu Soi Dao mountain can be found on the Thai/Lao border of the northern provinces of Phitsanulok and Uttaradit with a peak at 2,120m. However, the main attractions around the area are the Phu Soi Dao and Saithip waterfalls. A vast plain of grassland and pinewood dots its landscape and its standout feature is the fields of flowers blooming in the rainy season and in the early cold season.
  3. Phou Khe is another tall mountain found on the Thai/Lao border. Its ultra prominent peak stands at 2,079m and can be found on the eastern end of the Thai highlands.
  4. Doi Mae Tho rises in southwest of Wiang Pa Pao District in Chiang Rai Province. With a height of 2,031m, it is the highest point of the Khun Tan Range.
  5. Located in the southern province of Nakkhon Si Thammarat, Khao Luang is the highest summit of the Nakkhon Si Thammarat Range at 1,780m. It has a massif of several hills with steep slopes. Sadly, some of the forrest area around Khao Luang has been trimmed down to make room for rubber plantations.

Sir Edmund Hillary once said, “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” One way to confirm Hillary’s quote is to try out the Escape Hunt Experience Bangkok. The games will challenge you mentally just like climbing mountains will confront your physical abilities. Can you and your friends conquer our games?

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