Erawan National Park
|Erawan National Park
|Location:||Kanchanaburi , Thailand|
|Founding:||June 19, 1975|
|Address:||Mu 4, Tha Kradan Sub-district, Si Sawat Amphoe, Kanchanaburi, Thailand 71250|
The Erawan National Park ( Thai อุทยานแห่งชาติ เอราวัณ , RTGS Utthayan Haeng Chat Erawan ) is a 550 km² national park in the western part of the central region of Thailand . The park administration is located in the sub-district ( tambon ) Tha Kradan of the district ( Amphoe ) Si Sawat in the province Kanchanaburi . When it opened in 1975, it was the 11th national park in Thailand.
Erawan National Park is located in the cooler west of Thailand. The hilly area with an evergreen forest has warm, dry winters. Towards April the temperatures rise to up to 39 ° C. In the rainy season it cools down slightly, with the maximum temperatures between May and October then being around 33 ° C. The nights are a bit cooler at around 24 ° C. Most rain falls in May at around 150 millimeters, i.e. around eleven millimeters per day. In January, however, there is an average of only five millimeters of water per month.
The main attraction is the Erawan waterfall (Thai: น้ำตกเอราวัณ, Nam Tok Erawan ), which was named after the Erawan , a three-headed elephant from Hindu mythology. There are also four caves worth seeing : Tham Mi ( ถ้ำ หมี ), Tham Ruea ( ถ้ำ เรือ ), Tham Wang Badan ( ถ้ำ วัง บาดาล ) and Tham Phrathat ( ถ้ำ พระ ธาตุ ).
- Vasa Sutthipibul, et al. (Ed.): National parks in Thailand. National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok 2006, ISBN 974-286-087-4
- Website of the National Park ( Memento of the original from December 8, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed October 15, 2013