Erawan National Park

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Erawan National Park
Erawan Waterfall, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand - June 2004.jpg
Erawan Waterfall
LocationKanchanaburi Province, Thailand
Nearest cityKanchanaburi
Coordinates14°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
Area550 km2 (210 sq mi)
Established14 August 1975 [1]
Visitors650,852 (in 2019)
Governing bodyDepartment of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)

Erawan National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติเอราวัณ) is a 343,735 rai ~ 550 square kilometres (210 sq mi)[2] park in western Thailand in the Tenasserim Hills of Kanchanaburi Province, Amphoe Si Sawat in tambon Tha Kradan. Founded on August 14, 1975, it was Thailand's 12th national park.[3]

Features[edit]

The major attraction of the park is Erawan Falls, a waterfall named after Erawan, the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology. The seven-tiered falls are said to resemble Erawan.[4] There are four caves in the park: Mi, Rua, Wang Badan, and Phrathat.[5] Rising northeast of the waterfall area there is a breast-shaped hill named Khao Nom Nang.[6]

Flora[edit]

Mixed deciduous forest accounts for 81.05% of the national park area. Deciduous dipterocarp forest accounts for 1.68% of the national park area. Dry evergreen forests account for 14.35% of the national park area.[citation needed]

Fauna[edit]

Mammals:

Birds:

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Aquatic Animals:

Tier five, Erawan Waterfall

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2538/A/033/22.PDF[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "ข้อมูลพื้นที่อุทยานแห่งชาติ ที่ประกาศในราชกิจจานุบกษา 133 แห่ง" [National Park Area Information published in the 133 Government Gazettes]. Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (in Thai). December 2020. Retrieved 1 November 2022, no 12{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  3. ^ http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2538/A/033/22.PDF[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ Elliot, Stephan; Cubitt, Gerald (2001). THE NATIONAL PARKS and other Wild Places of THAILAND. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. pp. 32–35. ISBN 9781859748862.
  5. ^ Erawan National Park Archived December 8, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Roadway Thailand Atlas, Groovy Map Co., Ltd. © 4/2010

Further reads[edit]

  • Notebook, BeautifulbEq. Notebook: Beautiful Waterfalls in the Erawan National Park in Tha , Journal for Writing, College Ruled Size 6 X 9 , 110 Pages. N.p., Independently Published, 2020.
  • Atiyah, Jeremy. Southeast Asia. United Kingdom, Rough Guides, 2002.

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