Lampang National Parks, Travel Guide to National Parks of Lampang

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National Parks
Chae Son National Park
Location : Amphoe Mueang Pan
Chae Son National Park
Chae Son National Park
Chae Son National Park is a rich mountainous forest located in the northeast of Lampang province. It is situated in the districts of Muang Bahn and Jae hom and covers an area of about 592 square km The forest and mountains provide an important water source for the surrounding area. The Park has many interesting features including, waterfalls, caves and its famous hot springs. Along with many species of fauna and flora.

How to get there
By Car
The Park is located about 66km from Lumpang province. There are two ways to get to the Park which are accessible all year round.

Starting from the sports stadium in Lumpang. Follow the Lumpang – Harnchad road, at the T-Junchtion in Ban Nam-Tong turn right and follow road number 1157 (Lumpang-Huai bang-Muang Bahn) for about 55km then turn right onto road number 1287 (Muang Bahn-Jae Hom). Travel for about 2km then turn left onto road number 1252 (Kuang Kom-Pang Fairng) it’s about 11km to the headquarters. In total about 65km

Travel from Lumpang on road 1035 (Lumpang-Jae Hom) to Jae Hom, about 58km Then turn left at the T-Junction at Ban Pongkob and follow road number 1287 (Muang-Jae Hom) for about 6km . Then turn right onto road number 1252 and follow it for 11km to the headquarters. In total about 75 km.

Tourist Attractions
Chae Son Waterfall: Chae Son Waterfall, originating from MaeNam Mon is full of water all year round. The 6 levelwaterfall cascading down the cliff to large naturalpool on each level. It is not far from the NationalPark office. The waterfall can be accessed only 1kilometre by walk from the parking area.

Enjoy Dok Siew: Dok Siew, Bauhinia tenuiflora Watt ex Clarke of family Caesalpiniaceae, blossoms in February every year in the mountains of Par Miang Village, about 18 kilometres from Jae Son National Park Office. The wild flower decoratively blossoms all over the mountains in which traveler can drive to enjoy its beauty.

Chae Son Hot Spring: comprise of 11 rooms for relaxing in large pools of spring water and 16 rooms for taking a Thai style bath. The rooms are all linked by pipes to the hot spring. Bathing in the water is said to be good for healthy blood flow. You will have to pay to use these rooms.

Doy Lann View Point: Doy Lann View Point you can see beautiful natual and enjoy with camping area.

Mae Peak Waterfall: Mae Peak Waterfall, one of the beautiful waterfalls is the 3 level waterfall with 100 metres high. It is easily access and only 3 kilometres from the national park office.

Mae Mawn Waterfall: is fast flowing with a high fall comprising of many steps. It is 5km from the headquarters by dirt track.

Mae Koon Waterfall: close to Mae Mawn waterfall, falls over 100 m and flows into the same river as Mae Mawn.

Pha – ngam Cave: is located at substation 2 which is 8km from wahng Nua district. Substation 2 in about 60km from the headquarters In this area there are many caves which tourists can visit, others include; Nam Cave, Mor Cave, Luang Cave and Loug Kae Cave.
Doi Chong National Park
Location : Amphoe Sop Prap
Doi Chong National Park
Doi Chong National Park
Doi Chong National Park is situated in the areas of Sop Prap District, Thoen District, and Mae Phrik District of Lampang Province, and Li District of Lamphun Province. The geographical features of the National Park consist of high mountains. Doi Chong is the highest mountaintop of the National Park (1,339 meters above the sea level) with beautiful scenery and various kinds of forests including mixed forests, arid evergreen forests, and pinery, and being the source of streams and rivers.

How to get there
By Car
The National Park’s office is situated in Sop Prap District, Lampang District. From Mueang District of Lampang Province, you may take Highway No.1 (Phahonyothin Road) and go southwards for approximately 54 kilometres. When reaching Sop Prap District Office, make a right hand turn to Ban Lai–Ban Kaen Road. When reaching Ban Na Mai Daeng (approximately 8 km away from Phahonyothin Road ), make a left hand turn and go straight on for approximately 7 kilometres and you will reach the office of the National Park. The total distance from Mueang District of Lampang Province to the National Park’s office is approximately 68 kilometres.

Tourist Attractions
Doi Chong: From the National Park’s office, you must take the jungle route for approximately 7 kilometres to the mountaintop, where you will be impressed with sightseeing spots for watching beautiful sunrise and sunset, as well as the surrounding scenery. From the sightseeing spots, you can view forests and high mountains of the National Park. The highest mountaintop of the National Park is situated at 1,339 meters above the sea level, with cool and breezy weather throughout the year. On the mountaintop of the National Park, there are different kinds of orchids, particularly a uniquely colourful Vanda Coerulea (Fah-mui), which blooms during October-January of every year.

Reservoirs: There are small/medium-sized reservoirs with beautiful scenery surrounding the areas of the National Park including Mae-thai Reservoir, Mae-yong Reservoir, and Mae-arb Reservoir.
Mae Wa National Park
Location : Amphoe Thoen
Mae Wa National Park
Mae Wa National Park
Mae Wa National Park located in Mae Wa, Thoenburi , Lomrat, Mae Pa , Mae Mok, and Wiangmok sub-districts, Thoen district, Phrabatwangtuang sub-district, Mae Phrik district, Lampang province, and Wanchan sub-district, Samngao district, Maesalit sub-district, Ban Tak district, Tak province. It consists of complicatedly high mountains, productive forest which are the habitat of a great number of animals in many kinds, and wonderful places to visit such as Mae Wa Waterfall which has water flow all the year round and been well known by many people. Having convenient way to visit and locating only 19 km from Thoen District Administration Office, Mae Wa National Park is about 587 square kilometres and has been declared a national park since November 17, 2000.

How to get there
By Car
Use national road number 1 (Asia Highway Road) from Lampang Province to Tak Province and turn left at a byroad between kilometre stone number 498 – 499 for 10 kilometres. In addition, the north part of the surveyed forest is close to national road number 1048 which goes from Thoen District, Lampang Province to Thungsaliam District, Sukhothai Province.

Tourist Attractions
Forest and Sceneries: The areas on the ridge of Doi Khunhuaipong, Doi Kingkot and Doi Tachi, in the middle to the south of surveyed area, is the vast plains which have pine tree such as Pinus merkusii Jungh and Pinus kesiya Royle ex Gordon mixed with many kinds of Fagaceae. And because almost all the areas are covered by cogon grass so that make the areas are beautiful and suitable for walking to study nature.

Mae Wa Waterfall: Mae Wa Waterfall locates in Village No.3, Namdip Village, Mae Wa Sub-district, Thoen District, Lampang Province. Consisting of high and erected mountains, Paeluang Mountain (Doi Paeluang) is the source of the waterfall which its water flows down to Wang River. The waterfall, consists of eight levels each of which are different in beauty, locates 100 meters from a by road between kilometre stone number 498 – 499, national road number 1 (Asia Highway Road), approximately 105 kilometres from Lampang Province.

Nampha -Pha Ngam Cave: Nampha-Pha Ngam Cave, in Wangsamran Village, Phrabatwangtuang Sub-district, Maephrik District, Lampamg Province, is a big limestone cave which has very beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, and a cold-water stream inside. The pathway inside the cave is very long and complicated.

PhraChedi Cave: Phrachedi Cave, in Village No 3, Numdip Village, Mae Wa Sub-district, Thoen District, Lampang Province, is a medium-size limestone cave which has pagoda-like stalagmite on the floor and tiered ponds inside. People of Namdip Village have developed the cave to be the traveling place of the village. There also are Elephant Cave and many small-size caves nearby. All of which locate about 3 kilometres from Namdip Village.
Tham Pha Thai National Park
Location : Amphoe Ngao
Tham Pha Thai National Park
Tham Pha Thai National Park
Thamphathai National Park covers the areas of Muang District, Jae Hom District, Ngao District of Lampang Province. The topography of the National Park consist of high mountains, abundant timber forests and mixed deciduous forests, as well as teak plantations spreading all over the areas. The National Park is the dwelling place for a large number of wild animals. Most of the areas are water sources. Major tourist attractions include Thamphathai, Lom Phukeaw, Kewlom Reservoir, Tham-okroo, Huay Maepreung. Moreover, there are many small-sized waterfalls all over the National Park, as well as the Young Elephant Training Center, a tourist attraction of the Forest Industry Organization, situated in the approximate area of 1,284.9 square kilometres or 802,436.17 rai.

How to get there
By Car
Tham Pha Thai National Park is situated at km 665-666 (approximately 65 km away from the city of Lampang to Phayao Province). You may take Highway No. 1 (Lampang-Chiang Rai) or the route of Prae-Ngao-Chiang Rai (before reaching Ngao District, make a left hand turn to Lampang Province and go straight on for approximately 15 km) to get to the Headquarter National Park.

Tourist Attractions
Huai Tadnoi Waterfall: Huai Tadnoi Waterfall is a small-sized waterfall with the flowing clear water throughout the year, situated in the area of Ban Huai Pong, Jaehom District, Lampang Province. The waterfall can be accessed by car approximately 25 km from Lampang-Jaehom Road.

Lomphukeaw: Lomphukeaw is a hilltop basin situated within an approximate area of 1-2 rai and having its shape like a volcanic vent. The basin has very deep, greenish water and there is a good deal of fish living in there. Forests within the area of Lomphukeaw are arid, evergreen forests, where a good number of wild animals live in. Lomphukeaw is situated approximately 14 km away from the route of Lampang-Phayao (Highway No. 1 or Phaholyothin Road), where there is a laterite branch road to Ban Onn of Ngao District, Lampang Province. From Ban Onn, tourists may travel on foot for approximately 3.5 km to get to Lomphukeaw.

Maekae Waterfall: Maekae Waterfall is a small-sized waterfall, originated from Maekae Gully, situated in the area of Ban Maekae, Ngao District, Lampang Province, where tourists can access by car for approximately 18 km from Ngao District

Phathai Cave: Thamphathai originated from a limestone mountain at the depth of 405 meters from the cave entrance. Thamphathai has beautiful stalagmites and stalactites along the walking paths, attracting a lot of Thai and foreign tourists. Thamphathai is located at km 665 of Highway No. 1 (Phaholyothin Road). Tourists may access the cave by taking a laterite branch road for approximately 600 meters.

Thamratchakreu: Originated from a limestone mountain, Thamratchakreu has beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. Thamphathai is located nearby Ban Maekae, Ngao District, Lampang Province. Tourists may access the cave by taking the route from Ngao District to Ban Maekae for approximately 21 km and by walking for approximately 300 meters into the cave.