Phu Langka Forest Park

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Phu Langka Forest Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Khlong Khe Long Khi Nok is abundant in the mountain slopes of the park area
Map showing the location of Phu Langka Forest Park
Map showing the location of Phu Langka Forest Park
Location within Thailand
Nearest cityPhayao
Coordinates19°27′05″N 100°25′03″E / 19.45139°N 100.41750°E / 19.45139; 100.41750Coordinates: 19°27′05″N 100°25′03″E / 19.45139°N 100.41750°E / 19.45139; 100.41750
Area12.48 km²

The Phu Langka Forest Park, or Phu Lang Ka Forest Park (Thai: วนอุทยานภูลังกา), is a protected area of the Phi Pan Nam Range located in Chiang Kham District and Pong District, Phayao Province, Thailand. The park was established on May 8, 2002 and covers an area of 12.48 km².

The main attractions of the forest park are the "sea of fog" in the valleys in the early morning and the mountains of Doi Hua Ling, Doi Phu Lang Ka and Doi Phu Nom; the latter is a breast-shaped hill rising in an area of grassland.[1]

The vast pink fields of Dok Khlongkhleng (Melastoma malabathricum; Thai: โคลงเคลงขี้นก) are also one of the interesting sights of the park; other plants that are found in the area include Wightia speciosissima, Colquhounia elegans, Dendrobium heterocarpum, Impatiens mengtszeana and Paris polyphylla.[2] Formerly there had been opium cultivation in these mountains.[3]

Phu Langka Forest Park should not be confused with Phu Langka National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติภูลังกา) in Nakhon Phanom Province.


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