Mae Wang National Park : Chiang Mai Attractions
Mae Wang National Park covers an area of Pa Mae Cham, Pa Mae Khan-Mae Wang and Pa Chomthong National conservation forest in Chaingmai with 700 Square kilometers of area. Covering with various type of forest as mixed deciduous forest, Dry dipterocarp, mixed dry dipterocarp, Hill evergreen forest and Pine hill forest.
Complex mountainous of Tanonthongchai hill range that is lying along north-south line. 400-1,909 m high above msl, Doiphatang is the highest mountain, moreover there are the others mountain which fall down high and they are the main sources of 3 streamlines as Nammaejam, Nammaewang and Nammaeteun that tributary to Maenamping.
Summer in March to May, rainy in June to November and cold in December to February.
Flora and Fauna
There are 4 of forest types in Mae Wang National Park, Mixed deciduous forest found in the range of 400-1,000 m above msl. Dry dipterocarp forest found in the range of 400-900 m above msl along a crest and foothills that arid. Pine hill forest found in the range of 900-1,500 m above msl. Hill evergreen forest found this forest from 1,000 m high up.
Attractions in Mae Wang National Park
Pha Deang, At 1,909 metres high above mean sea level. Chilly troughs the year. there is a little bit of rain in cold season and hot season. Through mountain there are no trees because of its high slope cliff and severe blowing wind. This phenomenon can see along the entrance rout to Pha Deang.
Mae Phui Waterfall
Mae Phui Waterfall : It is about 25 metres high and about 10 metres wide with stream all year long, for the tourist who prefers seclusion in the beautiful nature due to it located far away from the community so without pollution and there is still clear water.
Mae Wang Waterfall
Mae Wang Waterfall : One step waterfall, 20 metres high and 10 metres wide with stream all year long. It is the original water source of Maenamwang. Forest condition around is dry dipterocarp forest, mixed deciduous, mixed dry dipterocarp and hill evergreen forest. There is natural learning spot through this trail and moreover there is a basin below this waterfall, be appropriate for sport activities as swimming and relaxing. For travel from Mae Wang Headquarters go along Rorporchor road about 36 km.
Maeng Ang Waterfall is a large waterfall of Maenamhoi River that tributary to Maenamwang. There are 4 levels, 50 m high and 30 m wide, the stream flows all year long.
Pha Choi or Pha Chor
Pha Choi or Pha Chor : It is natural phenomenon occurring from sediment of Ping River, which is the rout of streamline for many thousand years ago and it changed the direction after that for a long time the sediment.
Pha Moen Waterfall
Pha Moen Waterfall : It is a large waterfall that is a headwater of Maenamwang with 3 levels, 30 m high and 25 m wide; there is the stream all year long. Convenient traveling by car.all the year.
Pha Duk Deang Waterfall is in Maewin sub district. It is one step waterfall with 10-m high, 30 m wide and there is stream all year long.
Activities in Mae Wang
Trekking at Mae Wang Area is another most popular route, viewpoints and waterfalls are your favourite activities, the Mae Wang National Park was made for you. There are a number of elephant camps in this area that offer elephant riding and mahout courses. Rubber boat (white water) and bamboo rafting are possible on the Wang River (Mae Wang)
Bamboo Rafting in Mae Wang river is one of the most famous excursions that you really should try while you are in Northern Thailand. Let’s start with the raft, bamboo made-off, 4-5 meters long, engineered to stable while passing river’s rock stair. Water is crystal-clear, cold and not flow too fast. Impress your unforgettable.
Mae Wang National Park Map