The paved road to Doi Ang Khang: Thailand's Little Switzerland
Doi Ang Khang is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.928m (6,325ft) above the sea level, located in Fang District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The mountain is called Thailand's 'Little Switzerland' for its cool climate and mountain scenery.
If you do plan on visiting this great country be sure to check out this helpful list of what to pack for Thailand. The road to reach the summit is called Rte 1249. It has a maximum 19% (for 0.4 km). It is a steep zigzagging asphalt road. Therefore, only vehicles in good condition with experienced drivers can make the trip.
This road is very exciting and sometimes very exposed and unsecured driveway in innumerable twists and turns. There are great views from this route, but keep your eyes on the road as there are also some very steep switchbacks. As there is no public transportation to or within Doi Angkhang, hiring a car is recommended. As the road to Doi Angkhang is very windy hiring a driver is recommended if you feel uncomfortable navigating the steep hairpin turns uphill and downhill yourself.