Luang National Park
Luang National Park was established in April 1990 and covers
an area of approximately 1,172 sq km. It is situated within
the districts of Phan and Waing Pa Pao in Chiang Rai province,
as well as covering parts of the northern provinces of Lampang
and Phayao. The park is easily reached via the Chiang Rai
to Phayao highway at km 58 on the way to Ban Ku Kaeng.
of the park's main attractions is the beautiful cascading
Nam Tok Pu Kaeng Waterfall - which is also the largest waterfall
in Chiang Rai province. Other waterfalls within the park are
the Nam Tok Wang Kaeo and Nam Tok Champa Thong. There are
also a various caves scattered throughout the park, such as
Nang Phaya Pang Ding Cave.
of the park is still covered in dense, mixed forest and is
home to over eighty-nine confirmed species of bird as well
as twelve different types of mammal, including wild pig, slow
loris and barking deer.
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