Thong Pha Phum National Park

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Thong Pha Phum National Park
อุทยานแห่งชาติทองผาภูมิ
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Thong Pha Phum National Park
Map showing the location of Thong Pha Phum National Park
Park location in Thailand
Location Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
Nearest city Kanchanaburi
Coordinates 14°41′34″N 98°24′13″E / 14.69278°N 98.40361°E / 14.69278; 98.40361Coordinates: 14°41′34″N 98°24′13″E / 14.69278°N 98.40361°E / 14.69278; 98.40361
Area 1,120 km2 (430 sq mi)
Governing body Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation

Thong Pha Phum National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติทองผาภูมิ) is a national park in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. The park, located on the border with Burma, is part of the Western Forest Complex protected area.

Geography[edit]

Thong Pha Phum National Park is located about 200 kilometres (120 mi) northwest of Kanchanaburi town and 62 kilometres (39 mi) west of Thong Pha Phum in Si Sawat and Thong Pha Phum districts. The park's area is 1,120 square kilometres (430 sq mi).[1]

Khao Chang Phueak is the park's highest peak.[2] Nern Sao Thong mountain marks the Thailand - Burma border with a Thailand flag at the peak. On a clear day, the Andaman Sea may be visible from here.[1]

History[edit]

Thong Pha Phum National Park was formerly the site of tin and tungsten mines.[2]

Attractions[edit]

The park has numerous waterfalls and caves. Jok Ka Din waterfall descends 30 metres (98 ft) over a cliff near the border village of E-Thong. Another large waterfall is Khao Yai, with three levels. Other park waterfalls include Bi Teng, Dip Yai, Pha Pae and Chet Mit.[1][2]

Khao Noi cave is located in Taling Daeng village and houses a Buddha image as well as stalactites and stalagmites.[1]

Fauna[edit]

Animal species include elephant, tiger, water buffalo, barking deer and civet.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Thong Pha Phum". Department of National Parks (Thailand). Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Thong Pha Phum National Park". Tourism Authority of Thailand. Retrieved 27 May 2013.