Photo of the Palaad trail taken by Gene

Photo of the Palaad trail taken by Gene

We will walk to Wat Palaad from the arboretum through Chiang Mai University. We will meet at 9. This is an easy 2 – 2.5 hours walk, there and back. We will walk at a sedate pace. For those who want to continue to walk the entire pilgrim’s trail all the way up the mountain to Wat Doi Suthep, we should be able to direct you on to the easy to follow trail.

If you want to join

Just turn up at the meeting place on the day. There is no need to let us know you are coming unless you are coming in a big group.

Meeting Places

We will meet in the car park of the Huay Kaeow Arboretum (also known as the exercise park) we will leave at 9:00 am. Please aim to get to the arboretum a little before 9.

  • Head straight out from the moat 3.5 km towards Doi SuthepĀ on Huay Kaeow Road.
  • The arboretum is on the left after the front entrance to Chiang Mai University and just before the entrance to the Zoo.
  • The car park of the arboretum is at the end of the park near the zoo.

See the maps below (click to enlarge them).


Please bring :

  • around 1-2 liters of water or more and snacks
  • good footwear etc. hat, mozzie repellant, sunblock and possibly some rain gear, in case
  • enthusiasm, energy and a sense of humour