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Mae Yom National Park

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Mae Yom National Park

The second national park of Phrae is home to a big teak forest. Established in 1986, the country ‘s 51 ” national park acquires total 454.75 square kilometres area in Amphoe Ngao of Lampang and Amphoe Song ofPhrae. Mae Yom National Park is a national park in Phrae Province, Thailand. The Yom River flows through the park.The land is mountainous and fertile, and there are naturally grown teak trees.The park includes sections of moist evergreen forest, hill evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest and teak forest.

Mae Yom National Park Geography

Rugged mountain range dominates both eastern and western side of the park’s boundary. Its watershed jungle fills up many streams which are tributaries of Yom River.

Mae Yom National Park Climate

Rainy season is from June to September. Winter season is from October to January and summer season is from February to May. From November to May of each year is the best period for tourists to visit the national park.

Mae Yom National Park Flora and fauna

The national park has diversity of plants. The steep valley is covered by dry evergreen forest with Dipterocarpus eleius, Anisoptera costata and Toona ciliata. On the higher elevation, hill evergreen forest occupies the area with Pinus kesiya, Castanopsis acuminatissima. Mixed deciduous forest is home to Afzelia xylocarpa, Xylia xylocarpa, Pterocarpus macrocarpus, Lagerstroemia calyculata and dense Tectonia grandis forest. Deciduous dipterocarp forest and Secondary forest can be found on the hill and some plateau with as Shorea ooiuse, S.siamensis, Dipterocarpus obtusiiolius, D.tubereulatus its major plants. Such wilderness is home to Common Muntjak, Serow, Asiatic Black Bear, Wild Boar, Siamese Hare, Slow Loris and various kinds of bird such as Bulbul, Barbet, Babbler, Bee-eater, Kingfisher, Common Koel, Cuckoo, Roller and Flycatcher.

Mae Yom National Park Attractions

• Dong Sak Ngam. The dense teak forest occupies on the bank of Yom River. The beautiful teak forest is in full bloom in October and November, turning the forest into light yellow hue. The teak forest is 6 kilometres from the headquarters and can be accessed by foot only.
• Kaeng Suea Ten. The rapids stretches 6 kilometres in Yom River. Kaeng Suea Ten or “Dancing Tiger Rapids” is named after a rock on this rapids on which tiger’s foot print obviously appears. Wide beaches along the river make it a nice place for camping. The rapids is situated in front of the park’s headquarters.
• Lorn Dong . The natural hill-top pond, around 100 metres wide, is filled up with water all the year round. It is believed that the pond is sinkhole. Now it is water source for wildlife. The pond, with view point nearby, is 10 kilometres from the headquarters. Camping ground is available.

Getting there

The park is 70 kilometres from Phrae. From Phrae, use Prae-Nan Road to Rong Kwang Intersection and turn left to Rong Kwang Ngao Road to Amphoe Song 26 kilometres away. Then use Song-Ngao Road, the park is 20 kilometre away.

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