Mae Wa National Park
|Mae Wa National Park|
|Location:||Lampang , Thailand|
|Address:||Amphoe Thoen, Lampang, Thailand 52230|
The Mae Wa was declared a national park on November 17, 2000.
The total area of the national park is 587 km².
The area of the national park has a complicated topographical structure, due to the high and rugged mountain landscape in the north, a mountain range with endless plains in the middle and south of the park and a sandstone mountain in the west. The height differences in the mountain range are between 300 m and 1027 m.
The landscape has extensive pine forests, which not only show numerous plant and animal species, but also natural beauties.
As in almost all other parts of the country, there are three seasons here: the rainy, winter and summer seasons. Depending on the altitude, different temperatures can settle here. The rainy season runs from May to September. Summer starts in February and ends in May.
Flora and fauna
There are a variety of plant and animal species in Mae Wa.
- Kradon tree Careya sphaerica from the family of lecythidaceae
- Pine trees such as Pinus merkusii and Pinus kesiya
- Afzelia xylocarpa from the legume family
- Shorea obtusa from the wing fruit family
- Mae Wa Waterfall ( น้ำตก แม่ วะ )
- Nam-Pha-Pha-Ngam Cave ( ถ้ำ น้ำ ผ่า ผา งาม )
- Phra Chedi Cave ( ถ้ำ พระ เจดีย์ )
- Vasa Sutthipibul, et al. (2006): National parks in Thailand. National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok, ISBN 974-286087-4
- dnp.go.th: Mae Wa National Park ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (English, February 26, 2012)
- Vasa Sutthipibul et al. (2006)
- Mae Wa National Park by the Thai Department of National Parks - Description in English [last accessed October 15, 2013]
- Mae Wa National Park on ThinkNet Interactive Map