Doi Ang Kang, in Chiang Mai province, is an area on the border with Myanmar consisting of a number of peaks and ridges that, although largely deforested, contain a lot of scrubby vegetation and forest patches which provide enough habitat to house a good number of bird species, many of which are found in few other parts of the country.

Finding Doi Ang Kang is reasonably easy, although transport can be a bit of a problem.

This journey will take a few hours, but the road goes through some nice scenery and there are a number of excellent birding stops once the road has climbed up to higher altitude. Eventually the road comes to a dead end in the village of Ban Khoom.

If coming from the north take a right hand south of the town of Fang at Km 137. The road climbs quite steeply before eventually reaching an army checkpoint, continue to the village of Ban Khoom. Although this is a remote area it is quite easy to find as there are signposts for the Amari Ang Kang Nature Resort and there is a King’s project at Ban Khoom which is quite well-known.

Leaving Chiang Mai on the 107 you can journey to Chiang Dao where you could visit caves or take in various restaurants such as The Nest before continuing towards Fang & then taking the 1178 towards Doi Ang Kang. All roads on this route are tarmac, many fast twisty roads with some steep climbs and high mountain passes with amazing scenery. By C&P BigBike Reantals.

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