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Timings : 10:00 AM - Sunset

Time Required : 2-3 hours

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Mon Jam, Chiang Mai Overview

Also known as ‘Doi Mon Jam’ and 'Mon Chaem', located just about 45 minutes from the Province of Chiang Mai, Mon Jam is a mountaintop community and national park in the Mae Rim County. This is also a part of the Royal Project, which empowers the residents to use sustainable farming methods to cultivate a variety of crops around the year.

Mon Jam is a picturesque place surrounded with lush greenery on all sides. You can enjoy the 360-degree view from a restaurant at the mountainto, and also spot a lot of flora here, which makes the place pleasantly colourful throughout the year. The restaurant at the top of Mon Chaem mostly servers Thai Food, so all those who are looking forward to trying unique Thai dishes there’s no better place than here. Sitting in the bamboo huts with a scenic spread in front of you will be quite breathtaking. So, if you are going to Chiang Mai for a day’s trip, then you must make a stop at Mon Jam to take in the beautiful scenery. And moreover, you can observe the traditions and native life of people in northern Thailand here.

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Things to Do in Mon Jam

Mon Jam is has a quiet atmosphere that will help you escape the busy metropolitan life.

1. 360-degree view of greenery: The first most attractive thing about the location is the 360-degree view of the surrounding lush green environs. The beautiful flower garden is sure to win your hearts.

2. Visit the Luang Nong Hoi Royal Project Development Centre: You can take a look at the Luang Nong Hoi Royal Project Development Centre, which studies different breeds of plants from around the world. You can enjoy and gain a lot of information about vegetation and herbs here.

3. Try Traditional Thai Cuisine: Mon Jam also is the best place to taste traditional Thai cuisine. With a restaurant on the mountaintop that provides a scenic view, Mon Chaem has become a visit-worthy place. The menu at this restaurant changes on a regular basis. There is a coffee section at the restaurant where you can enjoy a hot or cold beverage prepared with the most exotic coffee beans grown in the area.

4. Around Mon Jam: You can visit the tiger kingdom, see the famous monkey and snake shows and make a whole fun day out of such cool activities. In case you feel a day was not enough to take in all that this heavenly place has to offer then you need not worry because Mon Jam Royal Project also provided different accommodation facilities for tourists.

Best Time to Visit Mon Chaem

You can visit Mon Jam all year long as the weather on this mountain top is always very pleasant. It is, however, advisable to visit this place during the low seasons as you will be able to enjoy during this period as compared to the high seasons that last from November to March. Exploring Mon Jam during weekdays is more fun than on the weekends as interacting with local families and getting a seating at the bamboo restaurant is comparatively easier.

It is highly recommended to not plan your trip to the Mon Jam during the monsoons. Because the steep slopes and muddy roads can be tricky to travel on during this time of the year. And it is comparatively unsafe.

How to Reach Mon Jam

This place that is surrounded by lush greenery is just about 45 minutes away from the city of Chiang Mai. You can travel to Mon Jam via a motorbike, private car or hire a cab. The highway no. 107 will lead you to this quiet location in the downtown area of Chiang Mai. There are signs all along the way so you need not be worried about getting lost. Also, the roads might be a little steep but do not pose any danger to cautious drivers.


In case you plan on travelling to this location on a bike make sure you wear all your safety gears. And if you are not a biker we most definitely suggest you to rather take a car because it can be tricky riding through a few sharp turns and curves. Having said that if you have experienced riding a motorcycle in a rocky terrain then this will be a cakewalk for you. Make sure you keep yourself hydrated while travelling along this area because the trip can make you feel very fatigued by the end of it.

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