This hike starts at Wat Mae Ton วัดแม่ตอน. The drive to the wat, on Road 1252, which comes off of Highway 118, winds through lovely mountain scenery with a plethora of charming coffee shops. From the Wat, turn right and look for the small brown signs with white lettering for Doi Langa. The trail is quite steep as it climbs a ridge to the viewpoint (at one point on the way up, there is a not obvious point where the trail starts to descend back down, but there is a rocky area on the right that is the trail that continues up the ridge). The final push to the top can seem intimidating–it’s a very steep series of rocky switchbacks hugging the left edge close to the cliff. The view at the top is very rewarding.
Doi Langa Noi Hike
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Lt. Col. Robert Cummings, completed his PhD dissertation on the Thai-Chinese community in Hat Yai at Chulalongkorn University. He has an MA-International Studies and MBA. A retired US Air Force command pilot and Asian Affairs specialist, he served as assistant professor of history at the Air Force Academy and assistant air attaché in the US Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand. Conversationally fluent in Chinese and Thai, he currently resides in Thailand. View all posts by CummingsRL