Mae Yom National Park

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Mae Yom National Park
อุทยานแห่งชาติแม่ยม
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Mae Yom National Parkอุทยานแห่งชาติแม่ยม
Map showing the location of Mae Yom National Parkอุทยานแห่งชาติแม่ยม
Location within Thailand
Location Phrae Province, Thailand
Coordinates 18°44′45″N 100°11′45″E / 18.74583°N 100.19583°E / 18.74583; 100.19583Coordinates: 18°44′45″N 100°11′45″E / 18.74583°N 100.19583°E / 18.74583; 100.19583
Area 455 km2
Established 1 March 1986

Mae Yom National Park is a national park in Phrae Province, Thailand.[1] The Yom River flows through the park. The land is mountainous and fertile, and there are naturally grown teak trees.

Flora[edit]

The park is in the mountains of the Phi Pan Nam Range. It includes sections of moist evergreen forest, hill evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest, and teak forest.

The site of the controversial Kaeng Suea Ten Dam on the Yom River, a dam that would destroy large areas of forest, is close to the southern edge of the park area.[2]

Fauna[edit]

The park is home to elephant, barking deer, mountain goat, black bear, warthog and hare species.

Attractions[edit]

  • Dong Sak Ngam[3]
  • Kaeng Sua Ten[4]
  • Lom Dong[5]

Facilities[edit]

The park offers accommodations.[6] There is also a visitor center and a grocery store.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mae Yom National Park". Department of National Parks (DNP) Thailand. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  2. ^ The Injustice Case of Kaeng Sua Ten Dam Project[dead link]
  3. ^ "Dong Sak Ngam". Department of National Parks (DNP) Thailand. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kaeng Sua Ten". Department of National Parks (DNP) Thailand. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lom Dong". Department of National Parks (DNP) Thailand. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mae Yom National Park: Accommodations". Department of National Parks (DNP) Thailand. Retrieved 18 May 2015. [permanent dead link]