Namtok Chat Trakan National Park

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Namtok Chat Trakan National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Chat Trakan waterfall
Map showing the location of Namtok Chat Trakan National Park
Map showing the location of Namtok Chat Trakan National Park
Location within Thailand
Location Phitsanulok Province, Thailand
Coordinates 17°09′0″N 100°50′50″E / 17.15000°N 100.84722°E / 17.15000; 100.84722Coordinates: 17°09′0″N 100°50′50″E / 17.15000°N 100.84722°E / 17.15000; 100.84722
Established 1987
Visitors 31,140 [1] (in 2007)

Namtok Chat Trakan National Park is a national park located in Phitsanulok Province of Thailand, established in 1987. It encompasses a substantial portion of Amphoe Chat Trakan.

Topography[edit]

Most of the park is mountains covered with evergreen forest. The source of several rivers is within the park, including the Khwae Noi River and its tributary the Phak River.[1] The area of the park is part of the Luang Prabang montane rain forests ecoregion.[2]

Pakrong Waterfall[edit]

The Pakrong Waterfall, a.k.a. Chat Trakan Waterfall, is located within the park.[1] The sandy beach near the falls is suitable for swimming.[1] Some of the cliffs near the falls are inscribed with yet unexplained rock carvings.[1] The stream from the waterfall joins the Phak River.

Wildlife[edit]

Phitsanulok Wildlife
Endangered

Tiger
Phayom
Hopea ferrea
Dalbergia oliveri

Vulnerable

Asiatic black bear
Hopea odorata
Sumatran pine

Near threatened

Siamese fireback
Oriental darter

National Parks

Kaeng Chet Khwae
Namtok Chat Trakan
Phu Hin Rong Kla
Thung Salaeng Luang

Animal species in the park include barking deer, wild boar, jungle fowl, chevrotain, squirrel, chipmunk and numerous bird species.[1]

Plant species found within the park include:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Namtok Chat Trakan National Park at Thai National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department
  2. ^ Luang Prabang montane rain forests