Three hours north of Chiang Mai, nestled in the high hills of northern Thailand is one of the hottest spots in Thailand… literally–Huai Nam Dang National Park, home to a group of natural hot spring mineral baths.
The hot springs are just a couple of kilometers outside the quaint city of Pai. Typical to most natural attractions in Thailand there is a small entrance fee of 300 baht, but this park does not disappoint.
It’s less than a kilo walk through forest terrain to the natural springs. The mineral pools are divided into three levels, each one hotter than it’s predecessor, with the hottest being around 36 degrees Celsius!
There is a short hike that goes past the mineral baths and into a small section of forest. The hike is less than a kilo long, and along the way you can see the hottest springs in the park. The hottest tops at bout 80 degrees Celsius, but I wouldn’t recommend soaking in there unless you’re in the X-Men or Fantastic Four!
The hot springs are a great taste of what nature has to offer. It’s the perfect place to catch some rest and relaxation, especially if you have been on the go through northern Thailand. So if you ever find yourself in the Pai area, I highly recommend stopping at the hot springs for a dip!