Hua Mae Kum Waterfalls Forest Park is located in Mae Salong Nai Sub-District, Mae Fah Luang District, Chiang Rai Province. It situated in Pa Naam Mae Kum, Pa Naam Mae Salong and the left side of Pa Naam Mae Chan National Reserves Forest covered the area of approximately 5.60 sq.km. The Royal Forest Department declaved this forest park on November 20, 1998
The area is mountainous with a very high Mountain range setting apart Thailand and Union of Myanmar. The area is 1,300-1,700 meters above mean sea level and an average slope all round of approximately 35-45%. Mountains in the area are quite rocky, however, covered by soils, where by the area around the waterfalls consists of magnificent layers of large and small rocks.
Tropical Monsoon with influence from South-Westerly wind during rainy seasons and North-Easterly wind during winter. There are 3 seasons altogether in this area – summer from March to May (hot & humid), rainy season from June to September (wet & windy) and winter from October to February (very cold).
The area is generally covered in primary forest. There are not many trees on the mountains since agricultural activities had been carried out for many years. Around the open space, Bua Tong flowers can be found. In the valley, there are creeks with all year round water flows with thick and lush forest consisting of many trees perennials and ground covering plants such as ferns, liceuse grass and elephant’s ear. Perennials found are figs, ironwood, bamboos, evergreen chinkapin, bauhinia, ebony, jute, paper mulberry, coral tree, emblic leaf flower, sesban and toothbrush tree.
Common wildlife are civet, wild hare, and birds.