Mae Ping National Park

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Mae Ping National Park
Mae Ping National Park

Mae Ping National Park is a national park of Thailand within Chiang Mai Province, along with parts in Lamphun Province and Tak Province.

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Overview

Mae Ping National Park at sunrise
Mae Ping National Park at sunrise

Mae Ping National Park covers Doi Tao District, Chiang Mai province; Li District, Lam Phun Province; and Sam Ngao District, Tak Province. The national park consists mainly of a mountain range with an average height of 900 metres above sea level, with an abundance of stream headwaters along the hills, for example Huai Mae Had, Huai Mae Ko, Huai Pong Ka, Huai Muang, Huai Khun Maen and Huai Krai. All are tributaries of Mae Ping River.

Highlights of Mae Ping National Park

Thung Kik: is the wide grassy land in the east of the park. The plateau is covered by grass and is barking deer, sambar deer, rabbit and gallus habitats.

Koh Luang Waterfall: located 20 kilometers from the Headquarters and you can reach by car. The limestone waterfall is well known among Lam Phun people and province nearby. There are 7 levels with different heights.

Koh Luang Waterfall
Koh Luang Waterfall

Yang Wee Cave: lied in Li District, Lam Phun. It is limestone cave, comprising fascinating stalactite and stalagmite.

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Kaeng Koh: is a beautiful lake, suit for recreation so the park provided floating raft houses there. Kaeng Koh Raft house is the middle of Bhumipol Dam, from this point, you can take a marine trip to admire beautiful scenic. There are also many tourist places such as Um Pae Waterfall, Um Pad Waterfall, Pha (Cliff) Tao, Pha Phra Non, Kaeng Soi, Phra Bat Bo Lom and Bhumipol Dam.

Phra Bat Yang Wee Pine Forest: Encompassed hill pine forest-was called “Pa Phra Bat Yang Wee”. The forest is fertile and very beautiful, suit for recreation. Visitor can reach by trekking and enjoy camping there.

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