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Lam Nam Nan National Park

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Location  Thailand
Area  999 km²
Nearest city  Uttaradit
Established  September 30, 1998
Lam Nam Nan National Park
Governing body  Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
Address  Ping Luang, Tha Pla District, Uttaradit 55180, Thailand

Lam Nam Nan National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติลำน้ำน่าน) is a national park in Thailand's Phrae and Uttaradit provinces. The park is home to rugged mountains and the reservoir of the Sirikit Dam.

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Geography

Lam Nam Nan National Park is located about 50 kilometres (30 mi) north of Uttaradit town in the Mueang district of Phrae Province and the Tha Pla and Nam Pat districts of Uttaradit Province. The park's area is 999 square kilometres (390 sq mi).

The highest point is the 1,350 metres (4,400 ft) Phu Phaya Pho peak in the Phi Pan Nam Range. The Sirikit Dam, impounding the Nan River, forms a large reservoir in the park. The park's streams also feed the Yom River, a tributary of the Nan.

Attractions

The Sirikit Dam reservoir is a popular boating recreation spot and features a number of small islands and reefs. Choeng Thong waterfall is a year-round waterfall located on the Phrae side of the park. Phu Phaya Pho mountain offers sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and forested landscape.

Flora and fauna

The park features numerous forest types, including deciduous, deciduous dipterocarp and dry evergreen forest. Tree species include teak, makha, Xylia xylocarpa, Dalbergia oliveri, Pterocarpus macrocarpus, Shorea obtusa, Prunus cerasoides, Burmese ebony and Siamese sal.

Animal species include Asiatic black bear, Malayan sun bear, serow, sambar deer, macaque, porcupine, palm civet and wild boar. Bird life includes malkoha, coucal, coppersmith barbet and bulbul.

References

Lam Nam Nan National Park Wikipedia


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