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Taksin Maharat National Park

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Taksin Maharat National Park

Taksin Maharat National Park

Amidst the lush jungle and abundant wildlife, the park has unique landscape of stone arch and the country’s largest tree. Historian assumed that ancient army once roamed this area during the war time. Established in 1981, the park was initially named “Ton Krabak Yai National Park” to show the park’s landmark which is a huge Krabak tree or great Anisoptera costata. It was renamed into Taksin lUaharat National Park in 1986 to honour King Taksin the Great who once ruled Tak province. The national park acquires total area of 149 square kilometres.

Taksin Maharat National Park

Taksin Maharat National Park

Taksin Maharat National Park Geography

Situated on Thanon Thongchai Range, the park features rugged mountainous landscape with tiny plain. At its middle region, its highest peak towers at 1,027 metres elevation above sea level and slopes down to all direction.

Taksin Maharat National Park Climate

The park has quite comfortable weather all the year round with mean temperature at 22 degrees Celsius. It rains heavily in August till October. The temperature could drop to 6 degrees during the winter, from November to January.

Taksin Maharat National Park Flora and fauna

Dry evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest and deciduous dipterocap forest covers around Great Krabak tree and natural stone arch. Its major plants include Anisoptera costata, Baccaurea ramiflora and Toona ciliata for instance. Coniferous forest occupied the land at the elevation above 700 metres. Wildlife found in the park include mammals, birds and insects such as Common Muntjak, Sambar Deer, Civet, Palm Civet, Wild Boar, Squirrel, Mongoose, Treeshrew, Green Pigeon, Ashy Drongo, Scarlet Minivet, Sooty-headed Bulbul, Black-naped Oriole, Great Barbet , Plaintive Cuckoo, Barn Swallow, Spotted Dove, Greater Coucal, Collared Scops-Owl, Olive-backed Sunbird, Oriental Whiteeye, Paris Peacock and Common Birdwing.

Taksin Maharat National Park Attractions

• Sam Muen Thung Waterfall.

• Pangar Vai Waterfall and Pangar Noi Waterfall. Its medium size waterfall with 20 metres high from ground.

• Mae Va Pa Waterfall, one of the most beautiful with 3 levels. The fall can be accessed only 2 kilometres by walk.

• Pha Khao-Pha Daeng Waterfall.

• Nature Rock Bridge, with 25 metres high.

• Krabak yai tree or Great Krabak {Anisoptera costata }. It is the biggest Krabak tree, Anisoptera costata in Thailand.

Getting there

From Tak can go by motorist 105 (Tak-Mae Sot) just to 26 kilometre, then tum right onIy 1.5 kilometresto Headquatersof National park, enjoy on tour Taksin Maharat National Park


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