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Mae Wong National Park

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Mae Wong National Park

Mae Wong National Park

Mae Wong National Park as the 55th park of Thailand. This 894 km2 park is located approximately 350 kilometers northwest of Bangkok in the provinces Nakon Sawan and Kampaeng Phet, West Thailand.national park, covers an area of 894 square.kilometres in NakhonSawan province. It watershed forest feeds the main tributaries of the Mae Wong River, which is one of the most important rivers in Nakhonsawan. The surroundings are still in perfect natural condition providing nice Waterfall and cliffs naturally.

Mae Wong National Park

Mae Wong National Park

Mae Wong National Park Geography

The Mae Wong National park is located in the Thanon Thong Chai mountain range and “Mokochu”, its highest peak, is 1,964 metres above mean sea level.

Mae Wong National Park Climate

Summer season is from March to May, rainy season is from June to October and winter is from November to February (the best period to travel).

Mae Wong National Park Flora and fauna

The National Park covers a forested area usually on the mountain range and plain near the river. Their major plants includes Tectona grandis, Shorea roxburghii, Dalbergia oliveri, Invingia malayana, Mangifera sp., Afzelia xylocarpa, Xylia xylocarpa, Pterocarpus macrocarpus, Tarenna hoeensis, Hopea odorata, Lithocarpus spp., Dipterocarpus obtusitosus and D.tubereulatus.

Such forests are home to wildlife such as Guar, Asiatic Elephant, Tiger, Sambar Deer, Asiatic Black Bear, Siamese Hare, Giant Black Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Porcupine, Civet, Palm Civet, Macaque, Tapir and Langur. Various kinds of rare birds such as Crested Kingfisher, Burmese Yuhina, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Coral-billed Scimitar-Babbler, Rufous-capped Fulvetta Kalij Pheasant, Pin-tailed Pigeon, Rusty-naped Pitta, White-hooded Babbler and Spot-billed Pelican.

More common mammals are barking Deer, Wild Pig, Asiatic Jackal, Squirrels, Civets and Porcupine amongst others. And more than 450 species of bird that some rare in Thailand.

Mae Wong National Park Attractions

• Mae Kra Sa waterfall , the 9 levels large waterfall is claimed as one of the most beautiful waterfalls. It has its 700 metres height. The waterfal l is accessible by taking a 18 kilometres walk.

• Mae Rewa Dee waterfall features a basin that is 40 metres wide and 30 metres long, provided for a waterfa ll cascading down the cliff from the hill. It takes 11 hours by walk to reach there.

• Mae Ki-Mae Wong waterfall is claimed as the most beautiful waterfa ll in Asia (recorded by ASEAN MAGAZINE in 1975) The 9-layer waterfal l has its 200 metres height and has a year round supply of water. To reach there, travelers have to walk for 10 hours.

• Kaeng Pha Khoi Nang-Kaeng Nam Bon Kaeng Hin is the large limestone reef. It is a scenic natural attraction and located approximately 1 kilometre from the National Park office along the Khlong Lan-Umphang route. It offers many recreational opportunities such as picnic in the mild weather.

• Viewpoint at Km. 8. Visitors can drive on the Klonglan-Umphang route to reach this attraction. It is far from the National Park office about 16 kilometres.

• Chong Yen at Km. 93. Visitors can drive on the Khlong Lan-Umphang route. It is located far from the National Park office about 28 kilometres. Since this place has fresh air blowing all the time, it was named “Chonq Yen” (fresh and mild place.) It is also easily to find Orchid, Fern and Tree fern including various kinds of rare birds such as Rufous-necked Hornbill and Burmese Yuhina.

• Mokochu Peak, the highest peak is 1,964 metres above mean sea level. It takes 27 kilometres from Mae Wong National Park. It is also one of the tourist’s popular destinations.


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