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Namtok Chat Trakan National Park

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Namtok Chat Trakan National Park

Namtok Chat Trakan National Park is a national park located in the Phitsanulok Province of Thailand. It encompasses a substantial portion of Amphoe Chat Trakan. Most of the park is mountains covered with evergreen forest. The source of several rivers is within the park, including the Khwae Noi River and its tributary the Phak River.

Namtok Chat Trakan National Park

Namtok Chat Trakan National Park

Namtok Chat Trakan, the 54 national park of Thailand, covers 543 square kilometres in Amphoe Chat Trakan and Nakhon Thai, Phitsanulok and was established in 1987. GeneraUy, it provides nice surroundings, a carved historic earth in the first age and scenic viewpoint.

Namtok Chat Trakan National Park Geography

Generally, the National Park features rugged mountain range and gave birth to the main tributaries of the Mae Nam Phak and Mae Nam Lam Khwae Noi. The vast rock formation mainly consists of sandstone.

Namtok Chat Trakan National Park Climate

Summer season is from March to May (25-29 degrees Celsius), rainy season is from June to October and winter is from November to February.

Namtok Chat Trakan National Park Flora and fauna

Mixed deciduous forest and deciduous dipterocarp can be found in the National Park including Pterocarpus macrocarpus, Shorea roxburghii, S.obtusa, Dipterocarpus eleius, Anisoptera costata, Lithocarpus sp., Mangifera spp., Calamus spp. And various kinds of Bamboos.The National Park is homem to small animals such as Common Muntjak, Wild Boar, Red Junglefowl, Mouse Deer, Giant Black Squirrel, Treeshrew and various kinds of birds such as Eagle, Owl and Pipit.

Namtok Chat Trakan National Park Attractions

Chat Trakan Waterfall , the 7 levels waterfall cascading down the cliff to a forest hillside has a large natural pool on each level. The spectacular attraction is the stream cascading for 15 metres in the first basin covering 800 square metres. This also creates some tiny beaches beautifull y.

Waterfall ‘s Cliff offers the vivid color of sandstone. From January to June, a swarm of bees and butterflies usually construct their beehive.

First Historic Art of human beings was found at Khao Kradan Lek (Pha Kradan Lek). Here, the animal symbols carved by human beings was found.

Getting there

From Phitsanulok , take the Phitsanulok-Lom Sak route, turn left into Amphoe Nakhon Thai before arriving Amphoe Chat Trakan, then continue a further distance of 2 kilometres along the route of the National Park. Total distance is 145 kilometres .

From Phitsanulok, take Asia-Phitsanulok-Uttaradit route , turn into Amphoe Thong Saen Khan, Uttaradit and Amphoe Chat Trakan (1 km), then continue a further distance of 12 kilometres along the route of the Chat Trakan National Park. Total distance is 160 kilometres.

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