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National parks in the North

Nanthaburi National Park

The 877 square kilometers national park covers the areas in Vang Pha, Ban Luang and Mueng districts in Nan province of northern Thailand. The park has border with Song Quare district in the north, and with Vieng Sa district in the south. In the east the park borders with north-south highway 1080, and in the west with Chaing Moeng in Prayao province.

The park contains parts of north-south high mountains that run through Laos and western part of Nan province. The elevation of the park range from 300 to 1674 meters above the sea level. The highest peak is Doi Wow, a few kilommeters from the headquarters, at 1674 meters.

The hot season is from March to May followed by the rainy season from June to October. Nanthaburi national park receives south-west monsoon in the rainy season and north-east monsoon in the winter, November to February.
The lowest possible temperture in the cool season is 8.4º C.

The mountains in the park are the sources of many streams and waterfalls that flow down the slopes to the low lands in the east and west. There are a couple of natural warm water sources found in the park. The forest here is in healthy and thick condition.

There are Mlabri tribe people who have been moving from place to place in the jungle. They have been living in their traditional ways in harmony with the nature. Few organizations have been studying their life and at the same time trying to improve their living standard. It is suggested that to let the sustainable progress to take place tourism should not be promoted in the places where these people live.

How to go there
From Nan drive to the north on highway 1080 till Tha Wang Pha town. Continue to the north on the road 1148 to the intersection with road 1082. Turn left onto 1082 and keep going to the west. About 27 km from the intersection there is a right turn-off road to the park headquarters.

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