First sign of frost attracts visitors to Doi Inthanon

The cool season's first frost is attracting a large number of tourists to Chiang Mai's Doi Inthanon National Park. The first sign of frost was spotted in the park yesterday morning.

"The temperature now goes as low as 4 degrees Celsius," park chief Kriengsak Thanomphan said.

According to him, about 1,000 tourists visit the park every day on average.

"We believe the weather will be colder than last year," he said.

So far this year, a total of 549,823 tourists have visited the park, earning it Bt17.4 million. The park also offers accommodation.