Doi Luang National Park
Doi Luang National Park covers an area of 1,170 square kilometres in Amph,oe JUae Suai, Amphow Phan, Amphoe Wiang Pa Pao in Chiang Rai province, Amphoe Wang Nuea and Amph.oe N gao in Lampang province including Amphoe JUae Chai and Amphoe JUueang in Phayao province. It was declared as the 61- national park on 16 April 1990.
Doi Luang National Park Â Geography
The mountainous areas lie down from northern to southern. The highest peak is ‘Doi Luang” with 1,694 metres above mean sea level. On the upper level part of the mountain, it is easy to find soil mixed withrocks and it is easy to find gravel mixed with sandstone and fertile black soil in deep valley.
Doi Luang Climate
Rainy season is from June to October. Winter is from November to January and summer is from February to May.
Doi Luang Flora and fauna
Mixed deciduous forest, deciduous dipterocarp and evergreen forest blankets the national park with
various plants inclUding Lagerstroemia tomentosa, L. speciose, Hopea odorata, Irvingia meleyene, Toona ciliata, Mesua ferrea, Shorea obtuse, Dipterocarpustubercuratus and various kinds of bamboo. It is also home to animals such as Common Muntjak, Common Wild Boar, Palm Civet, Civet, Malayan Flying Lemur, Bear, Siamese Hare, Macaques, Tiger inclUding different birds such as Vernal Hanging- Parrot, Partridge, Richard’s Pipit, Sooty-headed Bulbul and Blue-winged Pitta.
Doi Luang National Park
â€¢ Pu Kaeng Waterfall , originates from the limestone accumulation of water It creates spectacular stalagmite and stalactite including a number of caves. The beautiful Waterfall is located in Ban Pu Kaeng, Amphoe Phan, Chiang Rai and is full of water all year round.
â€¢ Cham Pa Thong Waterfall , a beautiful and tall waterfall, offers clean water supply.
â€¢ Pha Klet Nak Waterfall. It takes 4 kilometres on foot to reach there, beginning at Ban Tom. The waterfall generates spectacular view when sunshine reflecting its currents ,
â€¢ Wang Kaeo Waterfall , one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Doi Luang National Park. Originating from the limestone accumulation, the 102 level Waterfall offers spectacular scenery and is fUll of water all year round.
â€¢ Wang Thong Waterfall is near to Wang Kaeo Waterfall. It provides nice waterfall and recreational
â€¢ Nang Phaya Pang Din Fi Cave offers the wonderful view of stalagmites and stalactites.
From Mueang district, Phayao province, follow highway nO.1 until reach km.773-774 and tum to Ban Pu Kaeng for 9 km.to the park.