Chiang Mai, 13th August 2019 (NNT) – Northern Thailand has experienced heavy rains over many days now, especially in Doi Inthanon National Park, Chom Thong district, Chiang Mai province, where water flows into Mae Klang and over the Mae Ya Waterfall as well into many other natural waterways. The national park has therefore, announced the temporary closure of the Pha Dok Siew Nature Trail and the two waterfalls for the safety of villagers and tourists.
Mr. Krissiam Khongsatri, Chief of Doi Inthanon National Park, has announced the closure of Pha Dok Siew Nature Trail and Mae Klang and Mae Ya Waterfalls for safety reasons due to continuous heavy rain throughout the night from August 10. The average volume of rainfall was measured at 190 millimeters in the national park office area. The nature trail and access to the two waterfalls will remain closed until the situation returns to normal. As for other areas such as the Royal Project, people can still visit them as usual but they must exercise caution because of slippery roads due to rain and fallen trees and landslides in some areas.
People in lowland areas have also been advised to monitor the situation. Officials too, have been instructed to monitor the flash flood situation closely and immediately provide assistance to affected people in the area.