Catagorize: National Parks & Marine Reserves
Wiang Kosai National Park
Wiang Kosai National Park has the area of 256,250 rai with the mountainous landscape and covered with the tropical rain forest, mixed forest and dry dipterocarp forest. At the mountain peak, there is also pine forest and field that is the origin of Kerng River, Jok River, Sin River. Many wild animals live here such as wild boar, jungle fowl, bear, palm civet, Bengal tiger and different kinds of birds.
Those who get a chance to visit this national park should not miss the Mae Kerng Luang and Mae Kerng Noi Waterfall. Both of them are beautiful waterfalls with levels just like the stairs from Doi Mae Kerng. The word Mae Kerng is a local language meaning stairs. Mae Kerng Luang Waterfall is opened during 1st July to 31st October of each year only. On the other hand, Mae Kerng Noi is around 2 kilometers away from the national park office. Other beautiful waterfalls include Mae Sin waterfall, Mae Jok waterfall and Mae Pak waterfall.
Moreover, in front of Mae Jok school, which is not far from the National Park, there is a mineral water pond scattered around in the area of 10 rai. It is a sulphur pond with the heat of 80 degree celcius. In the morning, there are fogs from the steam all around this area, which is a really beautiful atmosphere.
For the travelling route, take the highway 101 from the city. After passing Amphur Denchai for around 10 kilometers, take the right lane to highway 11 (Prae – Lampang) for around 40 kilometers until the Amphur Wanghin junction. After that turn left for around 13 kilometers and then turn right for around 1.5 kilometers, you will see the National Park office.
For those who wish to stay overnight in the national park, need to prepare their own tents and other equipment. However, there are also accommodations for those who do not want to stay in a tent. For more information, contact 0-5455-6763, 0-5455-6768 and 0-5450-6322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .