Doi Luang National Park, Thailand

Doi Luang National Park covers an area of 1,170 square kilometres in Amphoe Mae Suai, Amphow Phan, Amphoe Wiang Pa Pao in Chiang Rai province, Amphoe Wang Nuea and Amphoe Ngao in Lampang province including Amphoe Mae Chai and Amphoe Mueang in Phayao province. It was declared as the 61st national park on 16 April 1990.

The mountainous areas lie down from northern to southern. The highest peak is Doi Luang with 1,694 metres above mean sea level. On the upper level part of the mountain, it is easy to find soil mixed with rocks and it is easy to find gravel mixed with sandstone and fertile black soil in deep valley.

Rainy season is from June to October. Winter is from November to January and summer is from February to May.

Flora and fauna
Mixed deciduous forest, deciduous dipterocarp and evergreen forest blankets the national park with various plants including Lagerstroemia tomentosa, L. speciosa, Hopea odorata, Irvingia malayana, Toona ciliata, Mesua ferrea, Shorea obtusa, Dipterocarpus tuberculatus and various kinds of bamboo. It is also home to animals such as Common Muntjak, Common Wild Boar, Palm Civet, Civet, Malayan Flying Lemur, Bear, Siamese Hare, Macaques, Tiger including different birds such as Vernal Hanging-Parrot, Partridge, Richard's Pipit, Sooty-headed Bulbul and Blue-winged Pitta.

  • Pu Kaeng Waterfall, originates from the limestone accumulation of water It creates spectacular stalagmite and stalactite including a number of caves. The beautiful Waterfall is located in Ban Pu Kaeng, Amphoe Phan, Chiang Rai and is full of water all year round.
  • Cham Pa Thong Waterfall, a beautiful and tall waterfall, offers clean water supply.
  • Pha Klet Nak Waterfall. It takes 4 kilometres on foot to reach there, beginning at Ban Tom. The waterfall generates spectacular view when sunshine reflecting its currents.
  • Wang Kaeo Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Doi Luang National Park. Originating from the limestone accumulation, the 102 level Waterfall offers spectacular scenery and is full of water all year round.
  • Wang Thong Waterfall is near to Wang Kaeo Waterfall. It provides nice waterfall and recreational surroundings.
  • Nang Phaya Pang Din Fi Cave offers the wonderful view of stalagmites and stalactites.

Getting there
From Mueang district, Phayao province, follow highway no.1 until reach km.773-774 and turn to Ban Pu Kaeng for 9 the park.