Salawin National Park or Lum Nam Khong
Salawin National park covers the areas of 721.52 square kilometres in Amphoe Sop Moei, Amphoe Mae Sariang of Mae Hong Son province. The National Park has been declared as one of the Thailand’s national park since 1994. It offers spectacular scenery and recreational attractions. Formerly name Salatrin.erw
The National Park features rugged mountain range. The highest peak with eievation of 1,027 metres above the sea level. The mountain ranges gave birth to the main tributaries of the Mae Nam Yuam, Mae Nam Salawin, Mae Nam Kong Kha, Mae Nam Mae Ngae and Mae Nam Han.
Summer season is from March to May. Rainy season is from June to October and winter is from November to February, is the best time for visitors to enjoy the nature in chilling temperature.
Flora and fauna
Mixed deciduous forest and deciduous dipterocarp blankets the National Park with various plants such as Tectona grandis, Xytia xylocarpa. Pterocarpus macrocarpus. Dalbergia oliven, Afzeiia xylocarpa, Hopea odorata. Shorea obtusa. S.siamensis. Dipterocarpus obtusifolius and D.tuberculatus.
The Salawin National Park is also home to wild animals such as Southern Serow. Sambar Deer, Common Muntjak, Wild Boar, Bear. Tiger, Gaur, Siamese Hare, Squirrel. Treeshrew, Gibbon, Palm Civet and different fends of birds and butterflies such as White Wagtail, Common Kingfisher, Sooty-headed Bulbul, Dollarbird. Brown Shrike. Dark-necked I Tailorbird, Common Mormon, Red Helen, Common Birdwing, Orange OakJeaf. Magpie Crow, Sailor and Sergeant .
Travel 4 kilometres Amphoe Mae Sariang via Highway No. 1194, then turn right and continue a further distance of 4 kilometres to the National Park office
Attractions in Salawin National Park
Mae Nam Saiawin
- Mae Nam Saiawin a splendid river, offers soft and gentle beaches along the bank. Salawin River, Mae Hong Sorn. When this name is mentioned, many tourists may dream of packing their bags and go see the river that flows from the Tibetan plateau through China, Myanmar and into Thailand. Salawin is one of the longest free-flowing rivers in the world and there are many stories about it. Salawin is the border of Thailand and Myanmar, the source of the river is in the Qinghai Mountains, Tibet at more than 1,578 meters. Salawin is also called the Kong River when it flows past Amphur Mae La Noi, which is the location of the Salawin Wildlife Sanctuary. Usually the river will be covered by fog in the morning when the winter comes. This creates spectacular scenery. Visitors can take a boat trip to see how beautiful it is. Stay overnight along the riverbank is permitted.
Baan Maesamlab Village
- Baan Maesamlab Village the starting point, is located in Amphur Mae Sareang. It is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Mae Hong Sorn. Baan Mae Sam Lab is a small village on the banks of the Salawin River, located opposite Myanmar and surrounded by jungle. Even though it is situated inside the Thai border, you can see many Burmese since there is also an immigration service for Burmese people who live in Thailand. There are many cottages built near the banks of the Salawin River. The atmosphere at this area looks as if you are not actually in Thailand. Visitors should go cruising along the river to see the country living style of the villagers.
Cruise on Mae Nam Saiawin
- Cruise on Mae Nam Saiawin is a popular program for tourists and taking only 1 hour.
Salawin National park Map