Sakura at Khun-changkien Chiang Mai
We will bring you to the north and it is only 30 km. from Chiang Mai, from the windy road up mountain to cool and fresh air at Doi Khun-changkien to see Sakura in winter.
Sakura trees grow in Japan, southern part of China, and Taiwan. The trees grow in the high elevation 500-1,500 meters above the sea level. In Thailand, it will grow on the mountain high above sea level at 1,000 2,000 meters. It can be found at Doi Inthanon, Doi Masalong, Doi Patung, Doi Chiang Dao and Doi Khunstan at Nan.
The way to go up the mountain is using the way to Wat Phrathud Doi Suthep, Doi-Pue, and then Doi Khun-changkien.
From Phu-ping Royal Palace 3 km., on the left to Ban Mong village and on the right to Doi Khun-changkein for another 7 km. on the crooked road on the mountain and colder weather to 14 C. Another driving for 10 minutes and we can see the Sakura blooming near the road.
We took pictures and continued to Doi Khun-changkein village, and warm welcome from the villagers. There are some Sakura trees in the village and along the way. From this village, we can go down the mountain to the city another way to Huay-Tungtao, or near The 700 Years Stadium. We chose to go back the same way up to see Mong Doi-Pue village.
This village is interesting to see, good view and we can see Doi Inthanon clearly from this point. It is only 40 minutes from the city to come to this village. There are Thai and foreigners to visit this place all year round. There are souvenir shops and local handicrafts for sales.
The head master of the school in the village greeted us and introduced 2 young guides to show us around in the village.
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