It is located in Mae Chaem District, Chiang Mai Province.
This mountain is an ultra prominent peak and was also known in the past as Doi Luang (meaning big mountain) or Doi Ang Ka, meaning the crow's pond top.
Near the mountain's base was a pond where many crows gathered.
The name Doi Inthanon was given in honour of the king Inthawichayanon, one of the last kings of Chiang Mai, who was concerned about the forests in the north and tried to preserve them.
He ordered that after his death his remains shall be placed at Doi Luang, which was then renamed.
Today, the summit of Doi Inthanon is a popular tourist destination for both foreign and Thai tourists, with a peak of 12,000+ visitors visiting the summit on New Year's Day.
In addition to a range of tourist facilities on the summit, there is also a Royal Thai Air Force weather radar antenna on the summit.