Khun Nan National Park

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Khun Nan National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
A stream inside the park
Map showing the location of Khun Nan National Park
Map showing the location of Khun Nan National Park
Location within Thailand
Nearest cityNan
Coordinates19°10′59″N 101°10′39″E / 19.18306°N 101.17750°E / 19.18306; 101.17750Coordinates: 19°10′59″N 101°10′39″E / 19.18306°N 101.17750°E / 19.18306; 101.17750
Area248.60 km²

Khun Nan National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติขุนน่าน) is a protected area in the western side of the Luang Prabang Range in the Thai/Lao border area, on the Thai side of the ridge. It is named after Khun Nan subdistrict (tambon) of Chaloem Phra Kiat District of Nan Province and includes parts located in Bo Kluea District. The park is located north of the Doi Phu Kha National Park and was established in 2009.[1]

Khun Nan National Park is part of the Luang Prabang montane rain forests ecoregion.[2] Sapan Waterfall, located near the Lao border, is the most important waterfall in the park; Huai Ha waterfall has water throughout the year. Other waterfalls within the perimeter of the park are Huai Ti and Ban Den. 1,745 m high Doi Phi Pan Nam is the tallest peak within the park. The Wa River has its sources in the mountains of the park and flows through it.[3]

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