Discover Ob Luang And The Grand Canyon

If there is one thing that is similar in importance to the Grand Canyons in some other areas of the world, it is undoubtedly the Ob Luang Grand Canyon. Located in the same Ob Luang Nature Park and only about 105 km from Chiang Mai, the Ob Luang Grand Canyon is the largest in Thailand, making it ideal for nature lovers.

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OB LUANG NATIONAL PARK

OB LUANG NATIONAL PARK
Small bridge over the river with big cliff at Ob Luang National Park, Thailand.

Crossing the natural park and shaped by the Mae Jam River for thousands of years, the Ob Luang Grand Canyon has witnessed the very history of the people of these places, a history that as in many other places begins in the annals of time, at the beginning of humanity as the area was the first of the human settlements in the region more than 28,000 years ago.

The Grand Canyon and Ob Luang Nature Park is located in the very heart of this entire region of northern Thailand offering the opportunity to enjoy contact with the wildest and most intact nature.

Apart from the Grand Canyon in the park area, the Mae Bua Kham, Mae Chan, Mae Tla Waterfall and the famous Tham Tu Pu Cave stand out.

The entrance fee is 200 bth per person.

HOW TO GO TO OB LUANG NATURE PARK AND GRAND CANYON

HOW TO GO TO OB LUANG NATURE PARK AND GRAND CANYON
Small bridge over the river with big cliff at Ob Luang National Park, Thailand.

To get to Ob Luang Nature Park by bus from Chiang Mai you will have to go first to Mae Chaem, passing through the town of Hot. The entrance to the park is only 17 km away in the direction of Mae Sariang.

If you go from Bangkok by bus you can go from Mo Chit station towards Mae Hong Son and stop right at the entrance of the park.

WHERE TO SLEEP IN OB LUANG NATURE PARK AND GRAND CANYON

WHERE TO SLEEP IN OB LUANG NATURE PARK AND GRAND CANYON

The Ob Luang Nature Park gives you the option of sleeping inside it in tents at a very affordable price. The price for renting the tents is 500 bth. Another option is to stay overnight in Mae Chaem itself.

BACKPACKING TIPS

BACKPACKING TIPS

If you can stay overnight, the sound of the water makes the sensation magical.
The best way is to visit it by motorcycle or from Mae Hong Son or from Chiang Mai.
Combine a visit to the Grand Canyon with a visit to Thep Phanom and its hot springs.

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