Phu Toei National Park

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Phu Toei National Park
อุทยานแห่งชาติพุเตย
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Phu Toei National Park
Map showing the location of Phu Toei National Park
Location within Thailand
Location Dan Chang, Suphan Buri, Thailand
Coordinates 14°54′32″N 99°27′36″E / 14.909°N 99.46°E / 14.909; 99.46Coordinates: 14°54′32″N 99°27′36″E / 14.909°N 99.46°E / 14.909; 99.46[1]
Area 319 km2 (123 sq mi)
Established 1987
Governing body Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation

Phu Toei National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติพุเตย) is a 319 km2 (123 sq mi) national park located in Dan Chang, Suphan Buri, Thailand. It has been a national park since September 30, 1987. On 26 May 1991, Lauda Air Flight 004 crashed after one the Boeing 767's thrust reverser deployed in mid-air.[2]

The recorded monthly visitor statistic is 300, during the peak of the high season. The Daily Xpress of Singapore states that the park "goes down as one of Thailand's least known and least visited national parks. So much so, that most Suphan Buri folk don't even realise that their province has a national park."[3]

One feature of the park is Khao Thevada (Angel Mountain), a 1,123-metre (3,684 ft) mountain[citation needed] that is the highest in the province. The mountain is on the borders of Kanchanaburi and Uthai Thani provinces.[3]

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  1. ^ "Phu Toei National Park". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ "Pu Toei National Park." Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. Retrieved on July 1, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "A little-known GEM." Daily Xpress. Wednesday May 21, 2008. Retrieved on July 1, 2011.

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