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First Cold Snap Draws Thousands to Phu Chi Fa and Doi Inthanon Mountain Parks

In the northern region, cold weather which begins in mid October usually draws a large number of tourists, both Thai and foreign - See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNECO5710010010008#sthash.PQdqdhas.dpuf

In the northern region, cold weather which begins in mid October usually draws a large number of tourists, both Thai and foreign

CHIANG RAI – As the northern meteorological center reported a  new wave of cold weather from China is coming in to blanket the northern region of Thailand this weekend and the rain is going away, temperatures on most northern mountains are dropping, and thus attracting tens of thousands to visit and experience the first cold snap of this year.
The highland of Chiang Rai is a popular destination during the cold weather, with many tourists expecting to see a sea of mist when they visit mountain routes in this northernmost province.
As the tourist season is drawing near with the approach of cold weather, Wiang Kaen officials along with local communities have together launched a project to improve road side view in the district, especially along the road to Phu Chi Fa national park.
The spectacular mountain now attracting the most visitors is Doi  Inthanon in Chiang Mai, the highest mountain in the country.

The spectacular mountain now attracting the most visitors is Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai, the highest mountain in the country.

In Chiang Mai Officials at Doi Inthanon National Park reported the temperature on the mountain Tuesday morning at 8 degrees Celsius.

The dropping temperature is now attracting thousands of domestic tourists at this time each year. Many stay overnight so they can view the sunrise and see the mist at dawn.

Doi Inthanon park chief Mr Pornthep Charoensuebsakul reported open blue sky this morning with many tourists camping around the park office to view the sunrise and see the mist at dawn.

He said local tourists chose to visit Doi Inthanon before festive  season with the number rising to 30,000 throughout the past one week.

He said however officials are getting ready to welcome more tourists this coming weekend by increasing checkpoints to facilitate motorists who are not accustomed to the routes and to ensure safety, particularly at night.

Officials advised that they should be prepared for the cold weather – especially those suffering from hypertension, asthma or respiratory tract disease – and drivers should beware of thick fog in some areas.

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