Khun Chae National Park
|Khun Chae National Park|
Overlooking a sea of clouds in the park
|Location||Chiang Rai Province, Thailand|
|Area||270 km2 (100 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation|
Khun Chae National Park is located about 100 kilometres (60 mi) northeast of Chiang Mai in the Wiang Pa Pao district of Chiang Rai Province. The park's area is 270 square kilometres (100 sq mi). Khun Chae Park is located in the Khun Tan Range and is home to the range's highest peak, Doi Lang Ka at 2,031 metres (6,660 ft). The park adjoins two other national parks: Chae Son National Park and Mae Takhrai National Park.
Waterfalls include the park namesake Khun Chae, a six-level waterfall, and Mae Tho, a seven-level waterfall about 40 metres (130 ft) high.
Flora and fauna
Animal species include Asiatic black bear, Siamese hare, serow, barking deer, hog badger, slow loris, white-handed gibbon, leopard cat and wild boar. Reptiles include king cobra, geckos and skinks.
Avian life includes scarlet minivet, red junglefowl, shikra, ashy drongo, white-crowned forktail, brown fish owl, crested serpent eagle, velvet-fronted nuthatch, blue-throated barbet, coppersmith barbet and blue-winged leafbird.
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- "Khun Chae National Park". Department of National Parks (Thailand). Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- "National Parks in Thailand: Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park" (PDF). Department of National Parks (Thailand). 2015. pp. 40–41. Retrieved 26 May 2017.