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17/04/30_Doi Suthep to Buphing Palace Circular Hike

Virtual photomontage by Pam after doing this hike in March 2015. The view from the Buphing Palace viewpoint is not at its best at this time of year, but it’s still a place worth going to.


We will meet at the Arboretum Car Park at 7:20 AM and plan to leave at 7:30 AM. We will pool/share cars and motorbikes to the Doi Suthep Parking area, which will be our starting point.The air might be polluted from the ongoing burning activities, but not as much as in the city. In addition we will walk under trees/ in the shadow most of the time.The first part of the hike will be mostly uphill, but after lunch we will walk downhill back to our vehicles.The total duration of the hike is estimated to be 4 to 5 hours including lunch depending on the group. We plan to have our packed refreshment stop in the area of Bhuping Palace, and most of us will probably have cold drinks and hot meal afterwards in one of the restaurants near the parking area.


Hike leader: Chan

If you want to join


Make sure you have read the general advice on this website as well as the specific details in this post. If you still think the hike is for you, just turn up. There is no need to tell us you are coming in advance. Car-sharing places are almost always available but cannot be guaranteed. If you are a passenger, please offer your driver THB 50 as contribution to fuel etc.

Meeting Place

This time we will meet at 07:20 in the car park of the Huay Kaeow Arboretum (also known as the exercise park).

  • Head straight out from the moat 3.5 km towards Doi Suthep on Huay Kaeow Road.
  • The arboretum is on the left after the front entrance to Chiang Mai University and just before the entrance to the Zoo.
  • The car park of the arboretum is at the end of the park near the zoo.

See the maps below (click to enlarge them).




Bring :

  • around 1.5-2 liters of water or more, snacks
  • good footwear etc. hat, rain wear, insect repellent and sun-block
  • energy, team spirit, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour.
  • Money for transport (at least 100 bt).


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