Khao Laem National Park

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Khao Laem National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Khao Laem National Park
Map showing the location of Khao Laem National Park
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LocationKanchanaburi Province, Thailand
Nearest citySangkhlaburi
Coordinates15°01′20″N 98°35′50″E / 15.02222°N 98.59722°E / 15.02222; 98.59722Coordinates: 15°01′20″N 98°35′50″E / 15.02222°N 98.59722°E / 15.02222; 98.59722
Area1,497 km²
Established1987

Khao Laem National Park is a park of about 1,500 square kilometers in western Thailand, located in the northern area of the Tenasserim Hills, Kanchanaburi Province. It is a part of the Western Forest Complex, a system of protected wilderness in the Dawna-Tenasserim Hills area of western Thailand.

The park surrounds the Khao Laem Reservoir in Kanchanaburi province about 340 km northwest of Bangkok. It is cut through by Road 323. The vegetation consists of mixed deciduous, hill evergreen and dry evergreen forest. It is adjacent to the Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, which is situated to the northeast of Khao Laem National Park. Large animals of the area include tigers, elephants, gaurs, sambar deer, barking deer and wild boars.[1]

The park hosted the second season of New Zealand version of Survivor entitled Survivor NZ: Thailand.[2]

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  1. ^ Elliot, Stephan; Cubitt, Gerald (2001). THE NATIONAL PARKS and other Wild Places of THAILAND. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. pp. 42–44. ISBN 9781859748862.
  2. ^ Fenwick, George (22 April 2018). "Thailand: braving the roads to Sangkhlaburi, ahead of Survivor New Zealand series two". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 7 January 2020.