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18/01/07_Sakura preview loop hike

This is a less arduous and day-consuming alternative to the Doi Phi Panam hike posted below. We are billing it as a “sakura preview” hike because it goes to the sakura blossom area near the top of Doi Pui, but the sakura have not yet reached their full glory. Another hike on a similar route will probably be held after two more weeks.

We will meet at the Arboretum at 7:30am, and share cars/bikes up to Wang Bua Baan (a point below Wat Doi Suthep) where we will cross the road and continue up that trail to 5-way junction and then to Baan Khun Chang Khian. After eating a pack snack or lunch we would return to 5-way junction and then return on the trail to Wat Doi Suthep where most of us will probably have a meal at the parking-lot restaurant and take a songtao back down to Wang Bua Baan.

The main group will take this hike at a gentle pace. If you cannot contain your energy and you want to gallop ahead, please be clear about how you know the way. (And if you know the way, why don’t you initiate a hike next time?). Expect five hours walk time, an hour or more eating/idling time, and up to an hour of transport time.


Hike initiator: Janet

If you want to join,  please make sure you have read the general advice and conditions on this website, as well as this particular post. Then just turn up at the meeting place on the day and on time. No groups, please.

Meeting Place

Meet at 07:30 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).

The location of arboretum from the moat of the old city

The location of arboretum from the moat of the old city


As per the normal advice (see tabs at top of page), except:

Bring money for transport and meal. If you are sharing someone’s car to (and from) Wang Bua Baan, please offer your driver THB 50. Songthaew travel down from Wat Doi Suthep is about THB 40.


5 Responses

  1. Wow, good on you Janet, that’s gonna be a rather long walk!

  2. Just wondering… A small dog will be allowed ?

  3. Hi… is there no hike planned for this coming Sunday, 14th?

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