Doi Thu Le
in Tambon Tha Song Yang area, is the highest mountain in Tambon Tha Song Yang. The real name of this king of mountains is “Thu Le Kho” in Pakayor language which means “golden mountain”. The Pakayor people in Mae Chawang Village, Mu 8, Tambon Tha Song Yang, Amphoe Tha Song Yang, Tak province, said that the name derived from the fact that this mountain would slowly change into golden yellow from the colour of the covering grasses in the dry season. Moreover, it is not only the mountain that is golden yellow, but the water in the streams also change into golden yellow from the leaves fallen into the water. Doi Thu Le has so many geographical characteristics that it is quite hard to imagine the reasons of the acts of nature. The centre of this mountain is a plentiful tropical rain forest. The top of Doi Thu Le is 1,350 metres above sea level. To visit this mountain, it takes about 2-3 days. Tourists should be wellprepared for trekking and prepare their health for long distances. For further information, please contact the Tha Song Yang Subdistrict Administration Organisation, Tel. 08 9268 0116, 08 5705 4459, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tak Office, Tel. 0 5551 4341-3.