Doi Mon Cham, dining in the clouds”
Mon Cham the the name of a place and is a part of the Nong Hoi Royal
Project. It's located at the peak of the mountain above Mae Sa Valley.
People go there to camp, take a stroll in the lovely garden, pick
strawberries, and eat at the bamboo restaurant while drinking in the
vista of the mountains and valleys below.
This is a delightful mountain resort and royal project providing incomes and prosperity for the Hmong people in the region.
are spectacular mountain views, together with an excellent open-sided
restaurant over looking the surrounding countryside.
You will see a
wide range of herbs, vegetables and plants being cultivated for sale in
the local markets, towns and the city of Chiang Mai.
The produce grown here also supplies the on-site restaurant mentioned earlier.
For the more adventurous you can also camp there with modern facilities on hand.
Artists can be observed painting the local landscapes while you enjoy the fabulous cooling, fresh air.
Hmong children are dressed in traditional costume and will happily pose
for, or with you. A small tip is customary, but never asked for.
The children's smiles are delightful and provide a great photo opportunity in addition to the spectacular views.
30 odd kilometres NW from Chiang Mai, on route 107, towards Chiang Dao
and Fang. Turn left just be4, or in Mae Rim and go on beyond the Mae Sa
elephant camp and Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens. It is signposted off
on the right. This last 3 or 4 kms winds up a fairly steep twisty
mountain road with large potholes and in the rainy season you need your
wits about you if driving, but it is still accessible and not that far.
A must see of you want to experience some truly spectacular Thai mountain countryside and delightful hill-tribe people.