Erawan National Park

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Erawan National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Erawan Waterfall, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand - June 2004.jpg
Erawan Waterfall
Map showing the location of Erawan National Park
Map showing the location of Erawan National Park
Map of Thailand
Location Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
Nearest city Kanchanaburi
Coordinates 14°23′N 99°07′E / 14.383°N 99.117°E / 14.383; 99.117Coordinates: 14°23′N 99°07′E / 14.383°N 99.117°E / 14.383; 99.117
Area 550 km²
Established 1975
Governing body Royal Forest Department

Erawan National Park is a 550-square-kilometer park in western Thailand located in the Tenasserim Hills, Kanchanaburi Province, Amphoe Si Sawat in the tambon Tha Kradan. Founded in 1975, it is Thailand's 12th national park.

Features[edit]

The major attraction of the park is Erawan Falls, a waterfall named after the erawan, the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology. The seven-tiered falls are said to resemble the erawan.

There are also four caves in the park: Mi, Rua, Wang Bahdan, and Phartat.[1] Rising NE of the waterfall area there is a breast-shaped hill named Khao Nom Nang.[2]

Panoramic view[edit]


A panorama of tier 5 of the erawan waterfall

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erawan National Park
  2. ^ Roadway Thailand Atlas, Groovy Map Co., Ltd. © 4/2010

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