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  Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park  
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 Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park
 
 General Information

This area was designated a park in 1975, becoming Thailand's 13th National Park. It covers an area of about 84 square km. Named after 2 mountains in Chantaburi and Rayong provinces. It provides an important watershed area for the agriculture of the region.

 Geography

Tropical broad-leaved evergreen forests dominated the lowland elevations up to 1000 m.

 Climate

There is heavy rain from May to October about 3,000 mm. of rain per year, nicely cold from November to February, and summer from March to April with approximately 26-27 degrees Celsius all the year round.

 Flora and Fauna

Animals that can probably still be found in the park include elephant, gaur, serow, bear, wild pig, deer, pileated gibbon and banded langur. There are also 53 confirmed bird species including the wreathed and great hornbills. "In the deep pools of Khao Chamao waterfall is found a species of carp (tor soro) which old timers in the area claim gave the Khao Chamao, which translates to get drunk its name. They say people who eat the fish become light headed. A favourite food of the carp is the fallen fruit of a particular tree growing beside the waterfall. This fruit apparently has a mysterious property which has no visible effect on the carp but seemingly causes intoxication in people who eat the fish. This fruit, intriguingly, is a traditional curative for leprosy." (Gray, Piprell, Graham 1994)

No. visitors of Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park : 87,073     
Last Update :  20 Jun 2013     

Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park
P.O Box 11  Amphur Klaeng   Rayong   Thailand 21110
Tel. 0 3802 0510 (VoIP), 0 3889 4378   Fax 0 3889 4378   E-mail Chamao_@hotmail.com