Khlong Wang Chao National Park

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Khlong Wang Chao National Park
คลองวังเจ้า
IUCN category II (national park)
Khlong Wang Chao National park - Namtok Khlong Samo Kruai.jpg
Namtok Khlong Samo Kruai waterfall
Map showing the location of Khlong Wang Chao National Park
Map showing the location of Khlong Wang Chao National Park
Location within Thailand
Location Kamphaeng Phet Province, Tak Province, Thailand
Coordinates 16°24′43″N 99°09′00″E / 16.412°N 99.15°E / 16.412; 99.15Coordinates: 16°24′43″N 99°09′00″E / 16.412°N 99.15°E / 16.412; 99.15[1]
Area 747 km2 (288 sq mi)
Established 1990

Khlong Wang Chao National Park (Thai คลองวังเจ้า) is a national park in Thailand.

Description[edit]

Khlong Wang Chao National Park is situated in the Thanon Thong Chai Mountain Range. Most of the area consists of complicated mountains lying along the North and South. They are one part of Thanon Thong Chai Mountain Range and there is a plain area in their middle part which looks like two pan basins covering 3.2–8 km2 (1.2–3.1 sq mi). The important mountain ranges are Yen, Tao Dam, Tat Rup Khai, Mi, Bang Cha Le Mountains, Bang Sung Peak etc. Yen mountain located in the western park is the highest peak at about 1,898 metres (6,227 ft) above sea level, while the height of this area is about 300–2,000 metres (980–6,560 ft) above sea level.

This park lies in Wang Chao, Mueang Tak districts of Tak Province, Kosamphi Nakhon, Khlong Lan and Mueang Kamphaeng Phet districts of Kamphaeng Phet Province, the West of Thailand.

History[edit]

On December 7, 1988, the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperative and parties have surveyed the condition of conservation, forest Khlong Wang Chao and Khlong Suan Mak Forests. They found the fertile and densely teak forest (Tectona grandis) and other features. They would like to conserve the forest, thus, Khlong Wang Chao National Park was gazetted on August 29, 1990 with 747 km2 (288 sq mi) as the 63rd park of Thailand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Klong Wang Chao National Park". protectedplanet.net. 

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