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Why not take an active break in Doi Angkhang ? it the ideal getaway for nature lovers. A comfortable 3 hour drive from Chiang Mai, through some of Thailand's most spectacular scenery, Angkhang is the perfect place to unwind. The mountain location, cool climate and scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside make it an ideal escape from the heat of the city. And, there's plenty to do, with mountain biking, hill walking, mule riding and trekking available, there's never a dull moment.

Mule Riding

The mule trek begins in the Baan Khum Village, which is 5 minutes from the Angkhang Nature Resort. The mules are used to carry agricultural produce between villages. The mule trek takes approximately one and a half hours and goes through the jungle and up to a point on the mountain where you can see across to Myanmar. On the return journey, the route goes past the Royal Angkhang Station Project

Trekking

Those who enjoy trekking will find much to see in the Doi Angkhang area. From spectacular viewpoints, some standing at over 1,900 metres above sea level, the natural beauty of the area is obvious. The Rhododendron ('one thousand year rose') grows in profusion. This tree, which grows only on high mountains and in cool climates, blooms in both red and white, though only the red variety is seen on Doi Angkhang. Various treks, ranging from one hour to all day can be arranged.

Mountain Biking

A popular way to explore the environment around Angkhang Nature Resort is by mountain bike. The resort keeps a few on the premises, which can be booked by guests. The route from the resort to Nor-Lae is relatively easy while from Baan Luang to Pa-Daeng is a little more challenging.

Accommodation

The Angkhang Nature Resort is managed by Amari Hotels and Resorts. The resort is in a peaceful landscaped setting where every bungalow with private balcony, TV, mini-bar and IDD telephone . The Camellia Restaurant serves delicious Thai, northern Thai and western specialities using the fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs grown locally by the Royal Angkhang Agricultural Station Project. It has both indoor and outdoor seating and offers fabulous sunset and mountain views.

Dining:

The Camellia Restaurant serves delicious Thai, northern Thai and western specialities using the fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs grown locally by the Royal Angkhang Agricultural Station Project. It has both indoor and outdoor seating and offers fabulous sunset and mountain views.

Sports:

Mountain biking, hill walking, mule-riding, trekking and bird watching Additional features: Visit the hill tribes that live in the area, the Thai/Myanmar border and the Royal Angkhang Station Project. There are many species of rare and migratory birds to be seen in and around the resort and several spectacular viewpoints from which to watch sunrise and sunset. next Format

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