Mae Ping National Park

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Mae Ping National Park
อุทยานแห่งชาติแม่ปิง
IUCN category II (national park)
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Koh Luang Waterfall
Map showing the location of Mae Ping National Park
Map showing the location of Mae Ping National Park
Location within Thailand
LocationThailand
Nearest cityTak
Coordinates17°34′N 98°48′E / 17.567°N 98.800°E / 17.567; 98.800Coordinates: 17°34′N 98°48′E / 17.567°N 98.800°E / 17.567; 98.800
Area1003.75 km²
Established1981

Mae Ping National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติแม่ปิง) is at the southern end of the Thanon Thong Chai Range, in Lamphun, Tak, and Chiang Mai Provinces in northern Thailand. Established in 1981, it is an IUCN Category II protected area measuring 1,003.75 square kilometres (387.55 sq mi).[1] The park's main features are the Ping River, Koh Luang Waterfall,[2] and Thung Kik-Thung Nangu meadows.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre; IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre; IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (November 1990). 1990 United Nations list of national parks and protected areas. IUCN. pp. 170–. ISBN 978-2-8317-0032-8. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.bangkokpost.com/travel/3634_info_koh-luang-waterfall.html
  3. ^ Elliot, Stephan; Cubitt, Gerald (2001). THE NATIONAL PARKS and other Wild Places of THAILAND. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. pp. 81–83. ISBN 9781859748862.