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 550 km2 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.[2]

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.[3]

There are four caves in the park: Mi, Rua, Wang Bahdan, and Phartat.[4] Rising northeast of the waterfall area there is a breast-shaped hill named Khao Nom Nang.[5]

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 accounts for 14.35% of the national park area.

Fauna[edit]

Mammals:

Birds:

Reptiles:

Amphibians:

Aquatic Animals:

Tier five, Erawan Waterfall

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2538/A/033/22.PDF
  2. ^ http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2538/A/033/22.PDF
  3. ^ Elliot, Stephan; Cubitt, Gerald (2001). THE NATIONAL PARKS and other Wild Places of THAILAND. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. pp. 32–35. ISBN 9781859748862.
  4. ^ Erawan National Park Archived December 8, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Roadway Thailand Atlas, Groovy Map Co., Ltd. © 4/2010

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