Sri Lanna National Park is the eighth largest national park in Thailand, covering an area of 1,406 square meters which is home to wildlife animals, lush forests, and headwater sources. The park covers a mountainous area of 260,800 acres in Phrao, Mae Taeng, and Chiang Dao districts of Chiang Mai province.
The park is surrounded by the valleys and a mountain chain lying north to south. The park feeds the streams which in turn drain water into Mae Ngad reservoir and the Mae Ping river. The mountainous park is covered with mixed deciduous, moist evergreen, hill evergreen and Dipterocarp forests. Anisoptera costata, Toona ciliata, Hopea odorata, Tectona grandis, Xylia kerrii, Shorea obtusa, Shorea siamensis and other Dipterocarp species are found here. Wildlife include tiger, barking deer, serow, bear and wild pig.
Sri Lanna National Park features attractions such as Mon Hin Lai Waterfall, the 9-tiered waterfall in Mae Ngat Forest, Mae Ngat Sombun Chon Dam famous for rafting activity, Huai Mae Rangong and Huai Pa Phlu Waterfalls, Pha Daeng Cave, and Doi Mae Wa Hang natural study trail. No accommodation available but camping is permitted.
How to get there
After leaving Chiang Mai take the highway no. 1001 to Amphur Prao. At km. 79 mark (Ban Pradu in Tambol Maepung of Amphur Prao), there is a turn-off route to the west which leads to the park’s headquarters and Mon Hin Lai waterfall.
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