Doi Luang National Park
The National Park Doi Luang ( Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติ ดอย หลวง ) is a national park in the northern region of Thailand. It was opened on 16 April 1990 as the 61st national park of Thailand.
The National Park covers an area of 731.250 Rai or 1170 km ², it is located in the districts ( Amphoe ) Mae Suai, Phan and Wiang Pa Pao, Chiang Rai Province, the districts of Wang Nuea, Ngao of Lampang Province and the districts of Mae Chai and Mueang Phayao the province of Phayao.
The terrain is mountainous, the highest peak is located in the north of Doi Luang with 1,694 meters above sea level. Find it here both sandstone and laterite.
- Rainy Season: June to October
- Winter season: November to January
- Summer season: February to May
Flora and Fauna
Doi Luang National Park is home to tropical rainforests, deciduous and Dipterocarpwälder. It is the habitat of many different plant species and animal species.
- Iron Tree ( Mesua ferrea ), Thai: บุนนาค
- Hopea odorata
- Australian red cedar ( Toona ciliata )
- Lagerstroemia tomentosa
- Irvingia malayana from the family of Irvingiaceae
- Common muntjac
- The Indochinese leopard (Panthera pardus delacouri )
- Called the endangered Asiatic Black, and Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus )
- The endangered sun bear ( Helarctos malayanus )
- The endangered Chinese serow ( Capricornis milneedwardsii )
In addition, the park is home to a variety of snakes and more than 200 bird species such as the Blauflügelsiva ( Siva cyanouroptera rufodorsalis ) or the Rotschnabelschweifkitta ( Urocissa erythrorhyncha ).
- Pu Kaeng Waterfall ( Thai: น้ำตก ปู แกง )
- Cham Pa Thong Waterfall ( น้ำตก จำปา ทอง )
- Pha - climbing -Nak Waterfall ( น้ำตก ผา เกล็ดนาค )
- Wang Kaeo Waterfall ( น้ำตก วัง แก้ว )
- Wang Thong Waterfall ( น้ำตก วังทอง )
- Nang Phaya Pang Din Fi Cave