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Chiang Mai Ban Doi Pui

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Chiang Mai Ban Doi Pui

Chiang Mai Ban Doi Pui

Ban Doi Pui is a hill tribe village where the Hmong have made their home. The Hmong are best known for their magnificent embroidery and silver jewelry. Hmong handicrafts and other souvenirs are sold here. The village also has a pleasant terraced flower garden where opium poppies as well as other flowering plants are grown purely for display. A hill tribe museum can also be visited.

Sixteen kilometres northwest of Chiang Mai is Doi Suthep (1676m), a peak named after the hermit Sudeva, who lived on the mountain’s slopes for many years. Near its summit is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (entrance fee 30B, tram fee 20B); first established in 1383 under King Keu Naone, it is one of the north’s most sacred temples. At the end of the winding road up the mountain, a staircase of 306 steps leads to the wat. You also have the option of riding a tram from the parking lot to the wat grounds.

At the top, weather permitting, there are some fine views of Chiang Mai. Inside the cloister is an exquisite Lanna-style, copper-plated chedi topped by a five-tiered gold umbrella – one of the holiest chedi in Thailand.

Accommodation

• Homestay and nearby Hotel and resort in Chiangmai

Ban Doi Pui Activities

Browse the market stalls looking for traditional Hmong souvenirs, watch Hmong craftsmen at  work creating musical instruments and crossbows.

Best time in Ban Doi Pui

December to February when the weather is at its best. The average daytime temperatures are warm, and the nights are nice and cool.

Getting there

Ban Doi Pui is located in a valley just northwest of Doi Pui on Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Automobiles can reach this spot via Highway 1004. It is approximately 20 kilometers from central Chiang Mai. From Phu Ping Palace the journey should only take less than ten minutes to get to the village on a bike or car.

By Car

From Bangkok use highway no.1 and turn to highway no.32 (Asia) you will pass Ayuthaya, Angthong and Nakhon Sawan. Then use highway no.1 pass Lampang and turn left to Chiang Mai. It takes you about 696 kilometers from Bangkok.

By Plane

2 Airlines are operate daily flights to Chiang Mai from Bangkok. For more details, please contact 0 2545 2678 in Bangkok and 0 5321 1044-7 or www.thaiairways.com From Chiang Mai Airport, the minibus can be fined to come to Doi Suthep-Pui National Park.

By Train

State Railways of Thailand provide service from Hua Lamphong Station in Bangkok to Chiang Mai 7 times everyday by three classes the operate from 06:20 – 22:00 hrs. There are the Rapid, Sprinter and Special express. Minibus there can be hired to come to the park. For more details, please contact

– Bangkok’s Principal Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) at Tel. 0 2223 7010 or 0 2220 4334

– Chiang Mai Railway Station at Tel. 0 5324 4795, 0 5324 2094, 0 5324 7462 or 0 5324 5363-4

By Bus

The transport Co.,Ltd. Provides bus services both ordinary and air-conditioned. Leave from Mor Chit Bus terminal 2 everyday. And For more details, please contact:

– In Bangkok, Mor Chit Bus terminal at Tel. 0 2936 3666 or 0 2537 8055

– In Chiang Mai at Tel. 0 5324 2664

Contact Ban Doi Pui

Doi Suthep-Pui National Park P.O.Box 99, Amphur Muang Chiang Mai Thailand 50200

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