Lan Sang National Park is an important natural site within Tak District. It became the Thailand’s 15th National Park on the 14th May 1978 and covers an area of 104 Km2. Lan Sang is also a historical National park, as King Taksin the Great once rested his army in this area during their long march to Chiang Mai.
Steep rugged mountains, covered in fertile natural forests are the prominent features of the Park. Khao Luang Mountain divides the Park into two, its highest peak, Oomyod, reaches 1,065m. from sea level.
Lan Sang National Park has 3 seasons as follows :
Raining : May - October
Winter : November - January
Summer : February - April
Highest temperature is 43 degrees celsius and lowest at 7 degrees celsius.
Higher slopes and mountain watersheds are covered with hill evergreen and hill pine forest. Lower down, the main forest types are mixed deciduous, dry evergreen and dipterocarp forest. The variety of forest habitats provides homes for a rich diversity of wildlife such as barking deer, sambar deer, wild pig, monkey, languar, flying lizard and the rare serow (a mountain goat) and golden cat.