Erawan National Park

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Erawan National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Erawan Waterfall, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand - June 2004.jpg
Erawan Waterfall
Map showing the location of Erawan National Park
Map showing the location of Erawan National Park
Map of Thailand
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
Established1975
Governing bodyDepartment of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)

Erawan National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติเอราวัณ) is a 550 km2 park in western Thailand in the Tenasserim Hills of Kanchanaburi Province, Amphoe Si Sawat in tambon Tha Kradan. Founded in 1975, it was Thailand's 12th national park.

Features[edit]

The major attraction of the park is Erawan Falls, a waterfall named after the erawan, the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology. The seven-tiered falls are said to resemble the erawan.[1]

There are four caves in the park: Mi, Rua, Wang Bahdan, and Phartat.[2] Rising northeast of the waterfall area there is a breast-shaped hill named Khao Nom Nang.[3]

Tier five, Erawan Waterfall

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elliot, Stephan; Cubitt, Gerald (2001). THE NATIONAL PARKS and other Wild Places of THAILAND. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. pp. 32–35. ISBN 9781859748862.
  2. ^ Erawan National Park Archived December 8, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Roadway Thailand Atlas, Groovy Map Co., Ltd. © 4/2010

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