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Mae Takhrai National Park

Mae Takrai National Park covers the areas of Sankampaeng District and Doi Saked District of Chiang Mai Province within an approximate area of 1,114 square kilometers or 696,250 rai. The National Park is the source of Ping River, consisting of high mountains and having major valuable plants and wild animals. Prominent natural tourist attractions of the National Park include waterfalls, cliffs, artesian spring, reservoirs, etc.

Geographical Features

The geographical features of the National Park consist of high mountains, at the altitude of 400-2,031 meters above the medium sea level. The National Park has Class 1 rain forests and limestone mountains situated in the area of Ping Basin. Within the areas of the National Park, mixed forests can generally be seen, meanwhile, virgin forests grow thickly along the riversides and the rain forests.

Weather Condition

The weather at the National Park can be divided into 3 seasons including rainy season (May-October), winter (November-February), and summer (March-April).

Varieties of Plants and Wild Animals

The National Park has virgin forests, timber forests and mixed forests. Major plants in the forests include teak, Xylia Xylocarpa (redwood plants), Leguminosae (Pradoo), rubber trees, Michelia Alba, Pterocarpus Indicus (Pradoo Som), Dipterocarpus Intricatus (Hiang), Dipterocarpus Tuberculatus (Pluang), Shorea Siamensis (Rang), Black Wood, Vitex Pinnata Linn. (Teen Nok), meanwhile, lower plants include bamboo, Calamus Caesius, Tetrameles Nudiflora (Pong), Arundo Donax, etc. And two-leaf/three-leaf pines (Pinus Merkusii Jungh/Pinus Kesiya Royle Ex Gordon) grow sparsely along the mountain ridges.

Wildlife, which can be found in the areas of the National Park, includes wild boars, monkeys, gibbons, deer, Muntiacus Muntjak, goral, tigers, rabbits, wild fowls, and different kinds of birds such as parrots, black bitterns, owls, etc.


Location and Journey
Mae Takhrai National Park
36 Mu 3, Ban Mae Wan, Pa Meing Sub District,, Doi Saket, Chiang Mai, Thailand   50220
Tel. : 053 818348, 081 5955405,08 95558256
Head's name : Anothai Piankongchol   Position : Forestry Technical Officer, Professional Level
By Car

You may travel to Mae Takrai National Park by taking the route from the city of Chiang Mai to Doi Saket District, on Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai road (no.118 road) about 33-34 km.

 
Accommodations

This national park is still in establishing process, so there are no bungalows, tents, and a restaurant available. Please bring your own tents and food.

Meeting Room

Beautiful Nature

Doi Lang Ka  It is the 5th of Thai's highest mountain with 2,000 meter high above sea level. The weather is cold all year round. It is located at 12 kilometers from Kampaengphet village.

Activities : flowers admiring   View   Camping  

Mae TaKhai Waterfall  

Activities : Waterfall Traveling  

Reservoirs and Dams  Reservoirs and dams within the areas of the National Park include Huai Pha Haen Reservoir, Huai Khamin Reservoir, Huai Bong Reservoir, Huai Mae Takrai Reservoir, Mae Kuang Dam, and Huai Mae On Dam.

Activities : Nature trail study   View  

Tat Moei Waterfall  It is most beautiful waterfall with 15 meter high, located in the north of the park about 16 kilometers. There are pine forest along the trail.

Activities : Waterfall Traveling   View  

View Point Km.6  

Activities : View  

Facilities

Camping site    This national park is still in establishing process, so there are no bungalows, tents, and a restaurant available. Please bring your own tents and food.


Mae Takhrai National Park
36 Mu 3, Ban Mae Wan, Pa Meing Sub District,  Amphur Doi Saket   Chiang Mai   Thailand 50220
Tel. 053 818348, 081 5955405,08 95558256   E-mail reserve@dnp.go.th