Lam Nam Nan National Park

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Lam Nam Nan National Park
อุทยานแห่งชาติลำน้ำน่าน
IUCN category II (national park)
Panorama over Phi Pan Nam Range January 2014.jpg
Phi Pan Nam mountains near Sirikit reservoir
Map showing the location of Lam Nam Nan National Park
Map showing the location of Lam Nam Nan National Park
Park location in Thailand
Location Thailand
Nearest city Uttaradit
Coordinates 18°3′48″N 100°32′55″E / 18.06333°N 100.54861°E / 18.06333; 100.54861Coordinates: 18°3′48″N 100°32′55″E / 18.06333°N 100.54861°E / 18.06333; 100.54861
Area 999 km2 (390 sq mi)
Established 30 September 1998 (1998-09-30)[1]
Governing body Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation

Lam Nam Nan National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติลำน้ำน่าน) is a national park in Thailand's Phrae and Uttaradit provinces. The park is home to rugged mountains and the reservoir of the Sirikit Dam.[2]

Geography[edit]

Lam Nam Nan National Park is located about 50 kilometres (30 mi) north of Uttaradit town in the Mueang district of Phrae Province and the Tha Pla and Nam Pat districts of Uttaradit Province. The park's area is 999 square kilometres (390 sq mi).[2]

The highest point is the 1,350 metres (4,400 ft) Phu Phaya Pho peak in the Phi Pan Nam Range. The Sirikit Dam, impounding the Nan River, forms a large reservoir in the park. The park's streams also feed the Yom River, a tributary of the Nan.[2]

Attractions[edit]

The Sirikit Dam reservoir is a popular boating recreation spot and features a number of small islands and reefs. Choeng Thong waterfall is a year-round waterfall located on the Phrae side of the park. Phu Phaya Pho mountain offers sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and forested landscape.[2]

Flora and fauna[edit]

The park features numerous forest types, including deciduous, deciduous dipterocarp and dry evergreen forest. Tree species include teak, makha, Xylia xylocarpa, Dalbergia oliveri, Pterocarpus macrocarpus, Shorea obtusa, Prunus cerasoides, Burmese ebony and Siamese sal.[1][2]

Coppersmith barbet

Animal species include Asiatic black bear, Malayan sun bear, serow, sambar deer, macaque, porcupine, palm civet and wild boar. Bird life includes malkoha, coucal, coppersmith barbet and bulbul.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lam Nam Nan National Park". Department of National Parks (Thailand). Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "National Parks in Thailand: Lam Nam Nan National Park" (PDF). Department of National Parks (Thailand). 2015. pp. 48–49. Retrieved 26 May 2017.