Khun Khan National Park

 

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Khun Khan National Park is located in Samoeng district, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand cover an area of the Samoeng National Reserved Forest and the Mae Jam Reserved Forest. The results of the area survey were the natural forest with people’s are excluded. Thus, National park boundaries have been set up to prepare for the establishment. It was declared as a national park on May 18, 2012 and be the 126th national park of Thailand with an area of 207.93 square kilometers.

The landscape of the national park is mostly mountainous with height range of 500 -1,708 meters from mean sea level. The highest peak is Doi Pung Kia at 1,708 meters from mean sea level. A forest in the national park is the main source of the Mae Khan River and the Mae Chaem River flows into the Ping River which be an important water source to Chiang Mai city.

There are five forest types in the national park; 1) hill evergreen forest located over 1,000 msl., 2) dry evergreen forest at an altitude of 600-1,000 msl., 3) pine forest generally found at the altitude of 700-1,300 msl., 4) mixed deciduous forest and 5) dry dipterocarp forest.

 

Organization name Khun Khan National Park
Address Khun Khan National Park

Moo 1, Mae Sap Sub-district,

Samoeng District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand 50250

Organization website www.dnp.go.th
Contact person’s name Surachai   Bunwiang
Contact person’s mailing address Khun Khan National Park

Moo 1, Mae Sap Sub-district,

Samoeng District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand 50250

Contact person’s email zylyclone@hotmail.com
Contact person’s telephone (+66)8-2497-2493
Contact person’s fax +66 53216790
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