Nestled in the beautiful green mountains far away from the noisy chaos of Chiang Mai city, this huge old reservoir that has watered and sustained numerous local communities for decades has now become a popular destination for Mae Jo locals, and Maejo Uni students, to chill and relax.
Located only 4 kms far from Maejo University, a short motorbike ride will take you up a mountain road to a viewpoint offering spectacular views. After a chill, and now chilled, drive up a mountain which is surrounded by beautiful green nature, sit by the side of the reservoir and gaze at the sunset, bring a guitar, set up a tent, fish, camp, bike…indulge.
Ang Kep Nam Huai Jo is a Royal Initiative Project by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej the late king. The story goes that in 1984 while the king was on his way to Chiang Rai, he saw a small village located close to the forest. He told the local officials to build Ang Kep Nam Huai jo, for the agriculture and consumption of the villager and also for Maejo University. After the project was complete, he assigned people in the village and university to protect and maintain Huai Jo.
Head north from the back of Maejo University, and once you reach Baan Pong village, continue to drive up the mountain. After short amount of time, you will see Huai Jo on the top of uphill.
GPS: 18.939364530928245, 99.06093227720629
Moo 6 T. Pa Phai San Sai District