Namtok Chet Sao Noi National Park

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Namtok Chet Sao Noi National Park
อุทยานแห่งชาติน้ำตกเจ็ดสาวน้อย
IUCN category II (national park)
Waterfall 7Girls.jpg
Chet Sao Noi waterfall
Map showing the location of Namtok Chet Sao Noi National Park
Map showing the location of Namtok Chet Sao Noi National Park
Park location in Thailand
LocationSaraburi and Nakhon Ratchasima Provinces, Thailand
Nearest cityPak Chong
Coordinates14°43′34″N 101°11′21″E / 14.72611°N 101.18917°E / 14.72611; 101.18917Coordinates: 14°43′34″N 101°11′21″E / 14.72611°N 101.18917°E / 14.72611; 101.18917
Area10.81 sq mi (28.0 km2)
Established26 December 2016
Governing bodyDepartment of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation

Namtok Chet Sao Noi National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติน้ำตกเจ็ดสาวน้อย) is a national park in Thailand, with a total area of 17,540 rai (about 10.81 mi2) covering Amphoe Muak Lek, Amphoe Wang Muang, Saraburi Province and Amphoe Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima Province.

Geography and history[edit]

Namtok Chet Sao Noi or Chet Sao Noi waterfall (literally: "seven little girls waterfall") is a small and beautiful waterfall. The waterfall flows along a stream and has seven tiers (hence the name seven little girls), but there are many different stories about the waterfall names.[1] The height of each tier is approx four m (13 ft), with spacious, shaded swimming areas available underneath.[2]

It has been upgraded from the forest park to be the 129th national park of Thailand on 26 December 2016 and is the first site in the King Rama X's reign.[3]

Sights[edit]

  • Namtok Chet Sao Noi
  • Muak Lek Creek
  • Tree Tunnel The tree tunnel on the bend of Thailand Route 2089 (Muak Lek–Wang Muang) making it shady to be over 200 m (656 ft) long.[4]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Namtok Chet Sao Noi is covered in tropical rain forest, including such species as Pterocarpus macrocarpus, Sterculia foetida, Bombax ceiba, Garuga pinnata, Senna garrettiana, Senna garrettiana, Ficus carica, Holarrhena pubescens and Fernandoa adenophylla.[1]

Animal species include serow, jackal, marten, small civet, porcupine, palm civet, hare, ground squirrel, striped squirrel, flying squirrel, mongoose, pangolin, black baza, palm swift, shrike, snail-eating turtle, house gecko, monitor lizard, water monitor, python, birdwing etc.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ประวัติ" [History]. geocities (in Thai).
  2. ^ "NAMTOK CHET SAO NOI NATIONAL PARK". TAT.
  3. ^ "โปรดเกล้าฯ 'น้ำตกเจ็ดสาวน้อย' เป็นอุทยานแห่งชาติแรกในรัชกาลที่ 10" [To please 'Chet Sao Noi waterfall' as the first national park in the reign of Rama X]. Thai Rath (in Thai). 2016-12-27. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  4. ^ "อุโมงค์ต้นไม้" [Tree tunnel]. Thailand Tourism Directory (in Thai).

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