Doi Tao is an amazing district of Chiang Mai province. There is a lake called Doi Tao which means “mountains of turtles” but actually it is a lake that is a very photogenic place for photographers who want “ pictures with a difference “. Colorful birds, a great view of the lake, life-style of the fishermen, sunset and sunrise are the subjects to add to your photo collection. Doi Tao is 120 kms from Chiang Mai.
A package photography trip can be organized through TIPS, Thailand International Photographers Society, which is based in Chiang Mai.
Depart from Chiang Mai by air-con van driving along the Chiang Mai – Hang Dong – Jomthong route. Stops will be made at the famous Wat Phrathat Jomthong, a Karen hill-tribe village and at Phar Wing Choo viewpoint. Sunset photography at Doi Tao lake. Overnight at a comfortable fisherman’s boat-house, which will be pulled out to the middle of the lake. At night there will be a talk about Doi Tao history amidst the cool wind.
Sunrise photography at the lake, taking photo-shoots of life at Doi Tao lake. Breakfast is served at the raft house. Some vist at local village of Doitao family and temple. Lunch at local restaurant is provided on the way. Return back to Chiang Mai.
Price per person: 5,500 Baht or US$184 ( Minimum 2 persons ).
- 2 Lunches
- 1 dinner
- 1 breakfast
- Photography guide and Fisherman’s boat-house accommodation.
***all meals are at local restaurant good simple
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