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National parks in the North

Mae Yom National Park

Mae Yom national park is the 2nd national park in Phrae province. The land is fertile and there are naturally grown teak trees in the park. The 455 square kilometers area was declared the 51th national park on 01 March 1986.

Landscape is of high mountains covered with moist evergreen forest, hill evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest and teak forest.

Wild animals seen here are elephant, barking deer, mountain goat, black bear, warthlog, hare, and various kinds of birds.

Highlights and tourist attractions
Dong Sak Ngam: A group of teaks densely grown along the Yom river, in Mae Pung and Mae Pao conservative areas. These Teak trees are large, tall and beautiful. From October to November one can see bright yellow teak flowers. Dong Sak Ngam is 6 km away from the park office.

Kaeng Sua Ten: It is a 2 km long island on the Yom river. The name Kaeng Sua Ten was given after a natural stone (on the island) that bore foorprints of a tiger. The beache around the island is good for camping. The island is located in front of the park office.

Lom Dong: It is a 100 meters diameter large natural water source located on a high mountain, containing water the whole year. The hollowed ground is a drinking water source for the wild animals. Lom Dong is about 10 km far from the headquarters.

There is a campground where the tourists have to bring their own tents. There are floating houses for rent on Yom river. There are also a visitor center and a grocery store.

How to get there
To go to the park, take the route Phrae - Nan to the crossroads of Rong Kwang District. Then turn in to Rong Kwang - Ngao road till you reach Song District. Then take the route Song - Ngao (old route) for 20 km to get to the park's headquarters.

Contact address
Mae Yom National Park
P.O.Box 4, Song, Phrae 54000
Tel: 054-522 097

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