The national park has been developed since then. It’s about 356 square kilometres large. There are 2 different areas of it.
- This area takes place in Doi Pui National Preserved Forest, Muang County, Chiangrai Province, Huai Ton Yang National Preserved Forest and Huai Mae Kaew Forest, Pan County, Chiangrai Province. The whole area is about 108 square kilometres large.
- The area takes place in Mae Puem National Preserved Forest and Mae Pung Forest, Pan County, Pa Daed County, Chiang Rai Province, Mae Chai County, Muang County, Phayao Province, Mae Puem River National Preserved Forest and Dong Pradoo Forest, Mae Chai County, Muang County, Phayao Province, and Mae Hong Pho National Preserved Forestf, Huai Kaew Forest, the left of Mae Ing Forest, Phu Kham Yao Sub-district, Phayao Province. The whole area is 248 square kilometres.
Mae Puem National Park mostly consists of high mountains. The north connests to Ta Sai District, Muang County, Chiang Rai Province. The south connects to Mae Puem District, Muang County, Phayao Province. The east connects to Sri Pho Ngoen District, Pa Daed County, Chiang Rai Province. The west connects to Charoen Muang District, Pan County, Chiangrai Province.
The forests there consists of semi-evergreen forest, mixed forest, deciduous dipterocarp forest, and pine forest. There are many rare plant species. Some animals can be found too, but they’re mostly small sizes to medium sizes, for examples, birds, warthogs, falcons, squirrels etc.
Since the area of the National Park is affected by the southwestern monsoon in the rainy season and affected by the northeastern monsoon in winter, the weather at the National Park is considerably cool, with the average temperature of 25C, and the lowest temperature of 9-12ฐC in December. Normally, there are heavy rains during May-October. And the average rainfall within the area of the National Park is approximately 1,550 mm/year.
Flora and Fauna
There are 4 different kinds of forests within the areas of the National Park, including arid, evergreen forests, mixed forests, timber forests, and pinery. Major plants include teak, Xylia Xylocarpa (redwood plants), Leguminosae (Pradoo), Afzelia Xylocarpa Roxb., Dalbergia Oliveri Gamble (Ching Chan), timbers, Shorea Siamensis (Rang), Dipterocarpus Intricatus (Hiang), Pinus Merkusii Jungh (two-leaf pines), Lithocarpus Cantleyanus (Kor), etc. Due to the varieties of plants, there are more than 40 kinds of birds and other wild animals such as Muntiacus Muntjak, wild boars, tigers and etc.