Doi Tao Lake

sunset at Doitao lake

Daily Departure
Doi Tao is a 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.

Day 1

Pick up by a local photographer. 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 view point. Sunset photography at Doi Tao lake. Over-night  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 a midst the cool wind.

Day 2

Sunrise photography at the lake, taking photo-shoots of life at Doi Tao lake. Breakfast is served at the raft house.  Lunch box is provided at the local restaurant Doitao village  A truck will pick us up and transfer us to Doi Tao village. Return back to Chiang Mai.

Price 5,500 Per Person  (minimum 2 Persons)


  • Transportation
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • 1 breakfast
  • Photography guide
  • Fisherman Boat-house accommodation

2 Days 1 night lifestyle Doitao lake contact form



sunset at Doitao lake

sunset at Doitao lake


Fisherman boat house

Sunset  at Doitao Lake

Sunset at Doitao Lake

Doitao at dry season

Doitao at dry season

fill in flash

fill in flash technique at Sunset of Doitao

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