Route 7

Seventh Route
Drink in nature Mae Tha-Mae Moh-Ngao

Paddy fields as far as the eyes can see, think forests filed with wildlife and fascinating destinations.
Take Highway 1003 from Mae Tha and visit the holy Phra That Doi Phra Chan to take in the panoramic views. The woodcarvers of Ban Luk can be visited next, before heading towards Ban Luk temple to admire the wooden architecture where 101 pillars can be found. Spend the night in a local homestay, support the local economy by buying OTOP crafts and local products, then take Highway 1036 towards Highway 11 towards Mae Moh.

The an Sam Kha community have come together to offer lovely local accommodation and activities, making for a unique travel experience. There are jungle walks, view points and craft activities. As well as sampling some of the famous local cuisine. Make sure to taste delicious locally grown Arabica coffee. Next visit Boon Khua Tae bridge, built of bamboo and traversing a lush green paddy field, built to offer monks a short cut for their morning alms. It is connected to Phra That San Don temple. Continue on Highway 11 towards Pa Lad intersection and turn right towards Highway 1348 towards Mae Moh to take pictures of the Mexican sunflowers
The Lignite Mine Museum is worth visiting as it is also surrounded by lovely gardens. There is a golf course nearby and all sots of toher activities.

Travel on towards Ngao District along a truly breathtaking road and stop by local coffee shops along the way – Valley Café and Nee Mia Ma Station. Not long after there is the Pra Tu Pa Shrine which is near the Pratu Pha prehistoric cave paintings.

On arrival at Tham Pha Thai National Park, take the turn to find caves, spectacular scenery and camping areas.

Continue on to find the Insect Museum, a fun destination for the entire family.

Continue to Wat Chong Kham Phra Aram Luang which is set on the left and has a large Buddha statue. Entre Ngao town and visit the famous second world war suspension bridge.

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