List of Forest Parks of Thailand

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View from Phu Chi Fa forest park, Chiang Rai Province

Forest Parks (Thai: วนอุทยานใน) in Thailand are protected areas set aside for conservation and protection from development owing to their natural scenic value that are too small to be declared national parks.[1] The forest parks are governed by the provincial administrations. Thailand's forest parks fall under IUCN Category V, (Protected Landscape/Seascape).[2] There are a total of 69 Forest Parks in Thailand, covering a combined land surface of 880 km², which is about a 0.17% of the total area of the country.[3]

Since the first protected area was established in Thailand, their capacity to achieve their purpose has been under multiple challenges. As other protected areas such as National Parks and Wildlife Reserves, forest parks are not free from severe threats such as land encroachment, illegal logging and poaching.[4]

Forest parks of Thailand[edit]

Thai highlands[edit]

Name Province Area (km²) Date created
Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Non Chiang Rai 8.00 October 1, 1986
Namtok Tat Khwan Chiang Rai 3.36 May 8, 2002
Namtok Mae Tho Chiang Rai 6.40 November 9, 1997
Namtok Huai Mae Sak Chiang Rai 4.48 May 8, 2002
Namtok Hua Mae Kham Chiang Rai 5.60 November 20, 1998
Phaya Phiphak Chiang Rai 6.00 May 4, 1999
Phu Chi Fa Forest Park Chiang Rai Province 2,500 rais 6 February 1998
San Pha Phaya Phrai Chiang Rai 4.80 November 20, 1997
Namtok Buatong Lae Namphu Chet Si Chiang Mai 9,375 rai September 10, 1994
Khao Luang Nakhon Sawan 95.00 February 22, 1996
Tham Phet-Tham Thong Nakhon Sawan 4.80 January 10, 1998
Tham Pha Tup Nan 0.84 October 1, 1978
Dinosown Kaeng Luang Phayao  ??  ??
Phu Langka Payao 12.48 May 8, 2002
Nakhon Chai Boworn Phichit 1.73 July 25, 1989
Khao Phanom Thong Phitsanulok 20 February 10, 1993
Namtok Than Thip Petchabun 8,750 rais 1 May 1995
Phae Mueang Phi Prae 0.27 4 March 1981
Kaeo Komon Mae Hong Son 51.26 rais 16 July 1996
Thung Buatong Mae Hong Son 7.10 July 21, 1999
Namtok Mae Sawan Noi Mae Hong Son 4.5 March 23, 1998
Pha Hin Tang Mae Hong Son 5.60 January 13, 1997
Mon Phraya Chae Lampang 29.73 21 October 1969
Doi Wiang Kaeo Lampang 26,250 rais 1 October 1989
Tham Lom-Tham Wang Sukhothai 12.80 January 23, 1983
Ton Sak Yai Uttaradit 22,000 rais 1 October 1969
Tham Khao Wong Uthai Thani 8,125 rais 9 December 2001

Central-East[edit]

Name Province Area (km²) Date created
Phra Thaen Dong Rang Kanchanaburi 2.15 October 28, 1982
Khao Laem Sing Chanthaburi 15.2 October 25, 1983
Namtok Khao Chao Bo Thong Chonburi 31.16 March 2, 1987
Khao Ta Monglai Prachuap Khiri Khan 1.37 September 11, 1997
Khao Mae Ramphueng Prachuap Khiri Khan 7.17 16 January 2002
Thao Kosa Prachuap Khiri Khan 0.80 28 July 2000
Pran Buri Prachuap Khiri Khan 3.17 September 30, 1982
Pa Klang Ao Prachuap Khiri Khan 1.92 1 October 1974
Khao Nang Phanthurat Petchaburi 2.5 25 February 1999
Cha-am Petchaburi  ?? March 4, 1992
Tham Khao Noi Ratchaburi 4.80 December 12, 1981
Phu Muang Suphan Buri 2.76 December 26, 1984

Northeast[edit]

Name Province Area (km²) Date created
Phu Pha Wua Kalasin 6.40 February 20, 1996
Phu Faek Kalasin 6.50 January 27, 1997
Phu Phra Kalasin 103.84 October 1, 1973
Namtok Ba Luang Khon Khaen 1,200 rais October 1, 1983
Khao Kradong Buri Ram 2.32 October 1, 1993
Kosamphi Sarakham 0.20 October 1, 1966.
Chi Long Sarakham 0.19 April 24, 1982
Dong Bang Mukdahan 1,300 rai 8 August 1995
Tham Saeng Tham Phrommawat Loei 8.00 April 28, 1988
Namtok Huai Lao Loei 3.40 September 1, 1997
Phu Bo Bit Loei 7.00 April 10, 1996
Suan Hin Pha Ngam[5] Loei
Phu Pha Lom Loei 13.60 15 March 1996
Harirak Loei 13.20 September 17, 1990
Pa Son Nong Khu Surin 10 October 29, 1981
Phanom Sawai Surin 3.96 June 22, 1984
Phu Pha Daeng Nong Bua Lamphu 17.87 3 May 1996
Phu Singh-Phu Pha Pheung Amnat Charoen 16 August 26, 1996
Than Ngam Udon Thani 125 19 December 1984
Phu Phra Bat Buabok Udon Thani 13 20 February 1996
Wang Sam Mo Udon Thani 2.88 19 January 1984
Namtok Pha Luang Ubon Rachathani 18.20 4 September 1996

South[edit]

Name Province Area (km²) Date created
Namtok Kapo Chumpon 0.45 October 1, 1958
Namtok Phan Trang 14.75 September 29, 1997
Namtok Raman Phang Nga 0.20 October 26, 1983
Sa Nang Manora Phang Nga 0.29 September 15, 1980
Mueang Kao Chai Buri Phatthalung 3.00 August 21, 2001
Khuan Khao Wang Songkhla 3.26 September 12, 1995
Namtok Thara Sawan Songkhla 17.72 July 23, 1996

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