Escape to Chiang Mai’s relaxing forest park

FOR an outstanding tourist destination in northern Chiang Mai province follow Sanook! Travel to Doi Bo Luang Forest Park, which is near Bo Kaeo Botanic Research Station, and is likely far superior to other places on your bucket list.

Anyone who has been to Bo Kaeo Botanic Research Station will get a picture of what Doi Bo Luang Forest Park would be like. Some would say it comparable to South Korea’s renowned Nami Island.


The large pine forest covering the whole park gives a feeling of being in another country. These shady tall trees together with the current cool weather create a doubly good ambiance.

The highlight of this forest park is its triangular wooden bungalows right in the middle of the estate. They are classic and very charming and some would say are akin to French cabins in the woods but they are actually right here in Thailand.


It is quiet, peaceful and restful here with photography buffs guaranteed to get good pictures to share on social media.

Sometimes it is foggy in the morning which is very romantic and perfect for sweethearts.

1.A Frame (large) bungalow for 4-5 persons, 1,500 baht.

cabin 1

2.Twin bungalows for 2-3 persons, 800 baht.

cabin 2

3. Thiew Son bungalow for 2 persons, 1,000 baht

cabin 4


Doi Bo Luang Forest Park,

108 , Bo Luang subdistrict, Hot district, Chiang Mai.

Telephone 092-5869215


Top, in-text and below: The peaceful Doi Bo Luang Forest Park and its cabins in the woods. Photos:

Credit: This report was written by Sanook!Travel columnist Peeranut P.