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National parks in the North

Khun Pha War National Park

Khun Pha War national park covers 220 square kilometres of area in Mae Sot district of Tak province, in the north of highway 105 between Mae Sot and Tak.

The park is mountainous with fertile forest cover, which gives birth to many streams such as Mae Lamao, Huay Luek, Huay Pha War rivers. These rivers supply much needed water and energy to the farms in Mae Sot and Mae Ramat districts. Sandy soil, granite, coal, and antimony have been found in parts of the park.

The weather is mild all year round. The average maximum temperature was 25º C and the average minimum temperature is 9º C. During the cold season (November to January) the area could be covered by mist that creates beautiful scenery.

Places and things that are popular in the park are: Pha War hill where people come to worship, Pha Prong viewpoint which is covered by mist in cold season, "Ton Prong" (a plant in a genus of Cycas) that are more than 70 years old, Pha Phung cave with a large swamp at the end.

Ban Audom Yom village in the park has been prepared by the government as a showcase of Muser tribe people. The village may be used as a rest place. Please contact the phone 055-513 614.

To get to the park take the highway 105 (Tak - Mae Sot) from Tak untill you get to the kilometer marker 62, where the San Phra War (a shrine) is located. From San Phra War take a dirt road to the north for a kilometer to the park headquarters.

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