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Pha Daeng National Park

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Pha Daeng National Park

Pha Daeng National Park

The National Park covers an area of 1,154.92 square kilometres between Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary and Pha Hom Pok National Park in Chiang Mai. It has an abundant of Wildlife and verdant forestes, which are the source of the main tributaries of Mae Nam Ping and Mae Nam Mae Taeng, Also, an interesting historic archaeologicol site is located in the Park. The Park has been declared as one of the Thailand ‘s national park since 2000.

Pha Daeng National Park Geography

Pha Daeng National Park features rugged mountain range. Most eastern area are limestone mountain including Doi Tham Klap, Doi Hua Tho, Doi Khun Huai Sai, Doi Pha Daeng, Doi Tham Ngob, Doi Dan Fak and most western mountains are occupied by tropical forest including Doi Kam Phra, Doi Puk Phak Ka, Doi Lek Chi, Doi San Kio Khom Pra, Doi Kio Hu Lom, Doi Thuai, Doi Yang Klo. The highest peak of Pha Daeng National Park is “Doi Puk Phak Ka” peak, which is 1,794 metres above mean sea level

Pha Daeng National Park Climate

Monsoon winds have an impact on this area. The temperature is usually higher and more humid particularly in summer while rainfall is more likely during the rainy months particularly in August. The average rainfall is 1,839 mm. per year. In winter, the highest temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius and the lowest temperature is about 8 degrees Celsius.

Pha Daeng National Park Flora and fauna

Mixed deciduous forest, deciduous dipterocarp and Moist evergreen forest blankets the National Park with various plants such as Michelia floribunda, Dipterocarpus alatus, D.obtusiofolius, Hopea odorata, Cinnamomum iners, Schima wallichii, Pinus sp., Dipterocarpus tuberculatus, Pterocarpus macrocarpus, Morinda coreia, Lagerstroemia tomentosa, Chukrasia tabularis, Shorea obtusa, S. siamensis, Lagerstroemia venusta, Cratoxylum maingayi, Terminalia chebula , Careya sphaerica and Bambusa bambos. Various kind of birds such as Scarlet Minivet , Short-billed Minivet , Orange-bellied Leafbird, Greenbilled Malkoha, Bronze Drongo, Ashy Drongo , Brown Shrike, Grey-backed Shrike, Barn Swallow, Thrushes, Flycatcher, Stonechat, Pipit, Bulbul, Hawk, Eagle and Barbet.

 Pha Daeng National Park Attractions

• Si Sang Wan Waterfall , a medium fall, has 1012 metres wide and 10-15 metres high. The 3 level waterfall originates from Khun Nam Na Wai amidst large gree n trees. It is far from Amphoe Chiang Dao only 35 kilometres.

• Pang Tong Waterfall , a medium fall, hides itself amidst lush green forest. Originating from Khun Mae Ngai river, the water fall has its special characteristic; its current flows from the mountain through the holes into the underneath for a 50-60 metres distance and later flowing out from the holes to the waterfall’s cliffs .

• Klap Cave , A medium -size cave is 10 metres wide. Inside, it is home to bats commu nity. Also a number of monkeys live on the mountain. The place offers spectacular view of sta lagmites and stalact ites and is located far from Km. 99 of the Highway No. 107 (Chang Mai-Fang) only 1.5 kilometres.

• Tap Tao Cave. Situated in Ban Tap Tao, This cave is smaller than Tham Chiang Dao. It set amidst large trees inclu ding various vegetations. It is very convenient to access. Take Highway No. 107 (Chiang Mai-Fang) and take a tum to the junction of Ban Tap Tao at Km. 118 (Chai Prakan sub-district.) Take Highway No. 1178 (Mueang Ngai’s Km. 79 – Ban Na Wai’s Km. 24) for a 24 kilometres distance and take the Ban Na Wai Km. 24 Ban Mueang Na route for 134 kilometres distance. Union01Myanmar Tham Mueang NaNuea toMae Taeng

• Doi Pha Tang. The high rock mountain has its special feature, with its gigantic roun d stone standing into the air. It is located at Km. 93 of the Highway No. 107 (Chiang Mai-Fang)

• Doi Pha Daeng, a rock mountain, offers spectacular view. It is lacated at Km. 98 of the Highway No. 107 (Chiang Mai-Fang)

• Pong Ang Hot Well, a small warm pool with gas , suphur and steam surroundings, has water all year round. It is located at the entra nce of Pong Ang village , Km. 22 of the Mueang Rai-Ban Na Wai route.

• Viewpoint at the peak located at Km. 45 of Mae Cha-Piang Luang route covers the Khun Khong Watershed Management Unit. From here, visitors can see spectacular view of both Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary and Pha Daeng National Park.

• Viewpoint at the top of Doi Thuai. This place gave birth to Khun Ping, which is the beginning point of Mae Nam Ping. Visitors can watch scenic panoramas both in Thailand’s and Union of Myanmar’s side.

Getting There

Take Highway No. 107 (Chiang Mai-Fang) and take a tum to the junction of Ban Tap Tao at Km. 118 (Chai Prakan sub-district.)

Take Highway No. 1178 (Mueang Ngai’s Km. 79 – Ban Na Wai’s Km. 24) for a 24 kilometres distance and take the Ban Na Wai Km. 24 Ban Mueang Na route for 134 kilometres distance.

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