Mae Wong National Park

Mae Wong National Park

Mae Wong National Park

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Operating day: Daily
Operating time: 06.00 - 18.00
 
Mae Wong National Park covers an area of 2 provinces; namely, Kamphaeng Phet and Nakhon Sawan. It is one of the most abundant pieces of forest area of the Western Forest that stretches from Tak to Kanchanaburi. It covers an area of 558,750 rai or 894 square kilometers.
 
The northern part of the park connects to the Khlong Lan National Park, while its southern part is next to the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Uthai Thani. Its western part connects to the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary, Tak Province. It was acclaimed a national park on 14 September, 1987.
 
Most of its area comprises mixed deciduous forest, evergreen forest, and deciduous dipterocarp forest. There are various important and valuable plants such as teakwood, Burma Padauk, Makha Mong – Afzelia xylocarpa, Yang Daeng – Dipterocarpus turbinatus, Burmese sal, Rang – Shorea siamensis, etc.
 
Moreover, there is a variety of rare fauna such as wild elephants, gaurs, tigers, deer, barking deer, bears, marbled cats, and more than 305 species of birds from 53 families. Some birds can be found in a few areas in Thailand such as crested kingfisher, rufous-necked hornbill, white-rumped shama, green-eared barbet, long-tailed broadbill, etc. The suitable time for travelling to the national park is in winter during November–February.
 
Geography The park is very rugged and hilly along Tanon Thong Chai mountain range, especially on the north and west. With the highest peak at 1,964 m. above sea level it is one of highest mountain ranges in the west of Thailand. Three main rivers of which the Mae Wong River is the biggest drain the park.
 
Climate Weather in Mae Wong National Park can be divided into 3 seasons as follows:
 
Summer during March - May.
 
Raining during June - October
 
Winter during November - February which is mostly suitable for travelling.
 
Getting there
By Car The quickest way driving from Bangkok, take Highway Number 1 to Nakhon Sawan. Follow the highway for another 8 kilometers until you see the turn to Lad Yao.
 
From Lad Yao take the road to Ban Khao Chon Kan, approximately 50 kilometers. At the intersection turn right onto the road to Klong Lan, approximately 50 kilometers. In Klong Lan turn left for the last 20 kilometers to the park. 
Website Website: www.dnp.go.th
Tel Tel: 025620760
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Nature and Wildlife Category: Nature and Wildlife
Tag Tag: Mae Wong National Park
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