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Thung Salaeng Luang National Park

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Thung Salaeng Luang National Park

Thung Salaeng Luang National Park

Thung Salaeng Luang National Park acquires va st area of 1,262.40 square kilometres in Amphoe Wang Thong, Nakhon Thai and Noen Maprang of Phitsanulok and Amphoe Khao Kho and Wang Pong of Phetchabun, It features beautiful natural attractions namely caves, grassland,Waterfalls and various flora and fauna. The country’s 3rd national park was established on January 29, 1963.

Thung Salaeng Luang National Park Geography

Rolling hills cover most area of the park leaving the western edge to rugged limestone range lies in north-south direction . Khao Khae is the highest peak with 1,028 metres elevation above sea level. The watershed forest fills up many streams namely Huai Khek Yai, Huai Khek Noi, Lam Nam Thurn, Khlong Chomphu and Khlong Wang Thong.

Thung Salaeng Luang

Thung Salaeng Luang National Park

Thung Salaeng Luang National Park Climate

From March to June is the hottest period with maximum temperature of 29 degrees Celsius. Rainy season is from July to October with annual rainfall of 1,700 millimetres on average. Winter, from November to February, is the perfect time to enjoy the nature in chilling temperature .

Thung Salaeng Luang National Park Flora and fauna

The park comprises evergreen forest, dry evergreen forest, deciduous dipterocarp forest, coniferous forest and mixed deciduous forest. Interrupted with vast grassland and flower field, the forest of Thung Salaeng Luang has various significant plants include Pinus merkusii, Lithocarpus spp., Dipterocarpus alatus, Hopea odorata, Mangifera spp., Pometia pinnata, Afzelia sp., Teetona grandis and Pterocarpus macrocarpus. Wildlife found in the park includes Asian Elephant, Tiger, Sambar Deer, Common Muntjak, Macaque, Langur, Civet, Wild Boar and great variety of birds such as Drongo, Partridge, Kingfisher, Dove and Bulbul.

Attractions on Thung Salaeng Luang National Park

Kaeng Sopa Waterfall. Originated from Huai Khek Yai Stream, the famous waterfall is only two kilometres off the Phitsanulok-Lomsak Road.

Saphan Khwaen or Hanging Bridge. The landmark is located three kilometres from the park’s headquarters. On the way, lush shady forest makes it nice place for relaxing.

Thung Salaeng Luang. The vast savanna acquires 10 square kilometres area. It is always decorated with wild flowers. Wildlife is always found in the area by mixed deciduous forest. The savanna and coniferous forest can be found also at Nang Phaya Field and None Son Field. Such two fields share the entrance with Thung Salaeng Luang. Furthermore, the park also features caves, Phra Wang Daeng Cave and Duean Dao Cave which will be developed for tourism in the future.

Getting there

The best way from Bangkok to Thung Salaeng Luang starts from Phitsanulok by motorist 12 (Phitsanulok LomSak) for 80 kilometres just to the Headquarters.


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