Khun Nan National Park ‘Have a dream camp of yours!’
Having a camp in the middle of forest is a good activity for families. You probably has been dreaming about it all long.
If you’re planning about visiting Thailand, you probably think that the country is hard to find some place nice for camping. You’re wrong, as, in fact, there are many beautiful national parks and forest areas in Thailand. Many tourists love to go.
This coming holiday, you may be look for some natural place to do so. And if you can’t find any, let us suggest Khun Nan Nationak Park to you.
Khun Nan National Park is a national park in Nan Province. Its story of the national park began in 1996. During the year, Office of Natural Resources Conservation received information from Doi Phu Ka National Park, saying that there was a plentiful and beautiful forest area on the east, which was about 620 square kilometres. Therefore, the Office was asked to send some officers there, in order to explore it and make it a new national park. After that, in 1997, Mr.Sonchai Lacharoj, a forestry scholar, was assigned to observe primary information of the area. The whole procedure took about 2 years. Finally, after Royal Forest Department believed that the area was really perfect, the place was turned into a new national park. It was named as ‘Khun Nan’, which means ‘mountains’ and ‘water resources’, as the national park has been the river source of Nan River.
Khun Nan National Park covers the areas of Bor Gleur District of Nan Province within an approximate area of 246.37 square kilometers or approximately 153,982 rai. The National Park is situated in the area of Pa Doi Phu Kha and Pa Pha Daeng National Conserved Forest in Tambol Phobphra, Tambol Bor Gleur Tai, and Tambol Dongphaya of Bor Gleur District, Nan Province.
The geographical features of the National Park consist of high mountains in 1A Level upstream areas and having the watershed on the highest mountaintop situated in Tambon Dongphaya. Major mountains in the area include Phu Fa Mountains, Khun Namwahnoi Mountains, Namwahklang Mountains, and Pi Pun Mountains. Namwah River, originated from the watershed mountains, is a large and significant river flowing across the areas southwards.
Temperatures in the National Park are between 1-7 C in winter and between 28-33aC in summer. Since the National Park consists of forests and being surrounded by mountains and far away from communities and big cities, therefore, the weather at the National Park is fresh, clear, and purified throughout the year.
Khun Nan national park is within the area of Doi Phu Ka Forest and Pha Daeng Forest, all of which are natioanl preserved forests. The whole area is about 248.6 square kilometres.
The landscape of the national park mostly consists of high mountains, from 600 metres to 1,745 metres. The highest one is Doi Pee Pun Nam.
The forest areas are so beautiful. There are cute animals around, something like, warthogs, squirrels, hedgehogs etc.
The best season to get there is winter, in case you hate hot weather. During winter, the temperature at the national park can kick up to 1-7 degree Celcius. You will want to prepare a thick jacket, a pair of boots, a pair of gloves, and a knitting-wool hat. You won’t lose your sweat. Instead, you will feel warm.
To have a camp there, you have to get your own tent and other camping equipment, as there aren’t shelters or restaurants, just camping grounds.
Baan Den Waterfall : Baan Den Waterfall is a 3-major-step, medium sized waterfall with flowing water throughout the year (smaller than Sapun Waterfall). The heights of Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 of the Waterfall are about 7 meters, 3 meters, and 5 meters, respectively. The Waterfall has moderately beautiful scenery of shady and cool forests. The Waterfall is situated approximately 1 km from Baan Sapun and must be reached by walking.
Huai Ha Waterfall : Huai Ha Waterfall is a 3-major-step, medium sized waterfall, with beautiful, scattered flows of water throughout the year (about the same size as Sapun Waterfall). The heights of Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 of the Waterfall are about 8 meters, 12 meters, and 50 meters, respectively. The Waterfall has extremely beautiful scenery of shady and cool forests. In particular, on Step 3 (Tad Phadaeng Step) of the Waterfall, which is about 50 meters high, there are 5 small ladder steps of about 3-12 meters high each.
Sapun Waterfall : Santisuk Waterfall is a 3-major-step, medium sized waterfall with flowing water throughout the year. The heights of Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3 of the Waterfall are about 3 meters, 5 meters, and 6 meters, respectively. The Waterfall has beautiful scenery of shady and cool forests
Three bungalow rooms are available at the headquarters area. A camp ground and rest rooms are also near the headquarters.
Khun Nan national park, Dongpraya Sub-district, Amphur Bo Klua, Nan, Thailand 55220
Phone: 084-483 7240
Admission fees of the national park
A Thai Tourist: 20 Baht(Adult), 10 Baht(Child)
A Foreign Tourist: 100 Baht(Adult), 50 Baht(Child)
How to get there
Khun Nan national park is located in Bo Klua County, Nan Province.For the whole trip, you should contact a car company before you start your journey, in order to rent a car when you arrive at Nan. After everything is settled, just travel to Nan by a plane. Then you can use your rented car for the whole trip. After getting a car, be careful. You need to start from Bo Klua County. You need to look for the Highway 1081. After finding it, just drive along it for about 4 kilomrtres. It won’t be too long. You will soon reach the national park.
Khun Nan National Park Map