Those who have visited the famous scenic lookout point of Huai Nam Dang National Park, which straddles the border between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son, must find it hard to forget the magnificent panorama of an endless mountainous landscape, a dreamlike scene especially early in the morning when the ridges are obscured by the expansive sea of fog bathed in early morning sunshine.
At the lookout point, everybody can't help but face east to the most striking part of the grand vista. Of course, it's none other than the iconic jagged peaks of Doi Luang Chiang Dao, the Kingdom's tallest limestone mountain that towers above all others in the vicinity.
Among those distant mountains there are several dirt roads used by the locals, many of them hilltribe folks. One of those roads links Huai Nam Dang and the town of Chiang Dao, which if you view from the lookout point is hidden behind its namesake mountain.
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