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Op Luang National Park

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Op Luang National Park

Op Luang National Park

Op Luang National Park is an amazing natural attraction comprising of both splendid natural charms as well as mysterious scenery. A zigzagging river flows in front of a picturesque gorge. Acquiring a total area of 553 square kilometres, the National park covers areas in Amphoe Chom Thong, Amphoe Hot, Amphoe Mae Chaem of Chiang Mai. Also it was declared as the Thailand 68th  national park in 1991.

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Op Luang National Park

Op Luang National Park

 

Op Luang National Park Geography

Op Luang National Park is located on the Thanon Thong Chai mountain range lying down from northern to southern. The area is a high, steep cliff with a narrow passage, creating strong currents and powerful echoes. The mountain range were all formed by the same folding event in the Cretacius and Triassic periods creating granite, granodiorite and Mitmatile granite.

Op Luang National Park Climate

Rainy season is from May to October. Winter is from November to January and summer is from February to April.

Op Luang National Park Flora and fauna

Mixed deciduous forest, deciduous dipterocarp and evergreen forest including pine forest blankets the national park with various plants such as Tectona grandis, Dipterocarpus alatus, Pterocarpus macrocarpus, Xylia xylocarpa, Hopea odorata, Toona ciliata, Afzelia xyJocarpa, Diospyros mol/is, MiJlettia leucentha var. buteokies, Terminalia alata, Lagerstroemia speciosa, Michelia fJoribunda, Stereoperrnum colias, Dipterocarpus obtusifolius, D.tubereulatus, Shorea obtusa, S.siamensis and Pinus sp. including genus Lithocarpus such as Bamboos, Palms and Ferns. The National Park is home to wild animals such as Tiger, Sambar Deer, Asiatic Black Bear, Macaque, Siamese Hare, Squirrel, Southern Serow, Common Wild Boar, Common Muntjak, Gibbon, Civet, Pangolin, Palm Civet, Langur, Mongoose, Northern Treeshrew and Tree Monitor. Different birds such as Vernal Hanging-Parrots, White-rumped Shama, Scarlet Minivet, Spotted Dove, Common Koel, Woodpecker, Greater Coucal, Hill Myna, Shikra, Sparrow-hawk, Falconet, Peacock Pheasant, Red Junglefowl, Uneated Barbet, Bulbul, Broadbill, PUff-throated Babbler, Uttle Bee-eater and Partridge.

Op Luang National Park Attractions

• Op Luang , the Great Canyon is located at the 17″‘ kilometre of Highway No. 108. It covers the areas of Tambon Hang Dong, Amphoe Hot, Tambon Ban Pae, Amphoe Chom Thong. It offers a breathtaking view of the natural scenery of a steep river valley amidst scenic mountains and Teak or Tectona grandis forests.

• Mae Sua Kham Waterfall , originates from Huai Mae Bua Kham in Tambon Hang Dong, Amphoe Hot.

• Mae Chan Waterfall originates from Huai Mae Chan in Tambon Ban Pae, Amphoe Chom Thong. It is a large waterfall flowing down to several rock formations below creating spectacular view of current flowing like translucent fiber spreading all cliffs and terrain.

• Mae Tia Waterfall, one of the beautiful waterfalls, is located in the middle of the jungle of Huai Mae Tia in Amphoe Chom Thong. It cascades from a 80 metres cliff on to the plain below. Interesting Prehistoric archaeological site was found near Op Luang.

• Doi Pha Chang. The granite rocky outcrop is 300 metres long and 49 metres high and has black color. Its shape is like a gigantic elephant sitting on Doi Pha Chang

• Thep Phanom Hot Spring is located in Tambon Tha Pha, Amphoe Mae Cham, far from Op Luang 14 kilometres.

• Tham Tong is the limestone and granite cave.

• Tham Tu Pu, a small cave offers a scenic view of stalagmite and stalactite.

• Mae Cham River originates from the mountain range in Mae Hong Son province. Its current is strong and zigzagging along the cliffs and valleys.

Getting there : Op Luang National Park

formations below creating spectacular view of current flowing like translucent fiber spreading all cliffs and terrain. Op Luang National Park is located 105 kilometres from Chiang Mai town along Highway No. 108 (Chiang Mai-Hot-Mae Sariang)

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