Nan National Parks, Travel Guide to National Parks of Nan

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National Parks
Doi Phu Kha National Park
Location : Amphoe Pua
Doi Phu Kha National Park
Doi Phu Kha National Park
Designated on the 17th June 1999, Doi Phuka National park is situated in the mountains of Northern Thailand. The park is named after the highest peak in the park boundaries, Doi Phuka, which sits at 1,980 meters (6,600 feet) above sea level. Being Northern Thailand’s largest national park, at 1,704 km2 size.
How to get there
By Car
To get to the Doi Phuka National Park, take route Nan-Pau for 60 kilometers. There is park sign mark that will take you up to the Headquarters of the park with 25 kilometers.
Tourist Attractions
Doi Phu Wae: In the province of Nan, the mountains are covered in a thick carpet of emerald green grass. One hill in particular, Doi Phu Wae is the most famous. Local legend says that this is where their local ancestors, the Nan, originated

Than Nam Lot: This is a wondrous phenomenon and so-called “Nam Ok Ru” There is a stream underneath the mountain where the water comes up and flows out from the cave underneath. This action makes the sound to the likes of a waterfall’s rushing water.
Khun Nan National Park
Khun Nan National Park
Khun Nan National Park
Location : Amphoe Bo Kluea
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.
How to get there
By Car
From Amphoe Bo Kluea, Nan Province by Highway 1081 (Bo Kluea - Chalerm Phra Kiat) 4 kilometers ture right to Head Quarter.
Tourist Attractions
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
Khun Sathan National Park
Khun Sathan National Park
Khun Sathan National Park
Location : Amphoe Na Noi Nan
Nan National Park Center sent a document on April 7, 2541 to inform that Nan National Park Center which is, composed 6 National parks, fertile with natural forest resources and outstanding wildlife resources, high enough potential developed to be tourism place and recreation for people and with 480-640 sq.km of area so appropriated setting to be a national park On July 22, 1998 the Royal Forest Department had an order to sent officer operating surveyed this area and from surveying report found Huai Mae Khaning National Reserved Forest was attacked, cleared for agriculture and most of area was occupying attached.
How to get there
By Car
From highway number 101(Yontrakit Koson road) is the rout from Phrae province about 50 kms then there is a crossing, turn right at Ban Huai Kaet along highway number 1216 then pass Khun Sathan village and about 4 kms will get to National park headquarters.

From highway number 101 until to Wiang Sa district, turn right along Chaofa road. Highway number 1026 from Wiang Sa district to Na Noi district with about distance 35 kms and from Na Noi turn right along highway number 1216 with about distance 33 kms will get to National park headquarters.
Tourist Attractions
Doi Ku Sathan: It is the mountain with about 1,630 m above msl. There is an astonishing scenery viewpoint. Chilly temperature trough the year.

Doi Mae Chok : Doi Mae Chok scenery view point and holiday place. It is the summit of the mountain with 1,424 m high above msl, chilly all year long. Complex mountainous is charming, able to see the beauteous of rising sun in the morning with foggy in the large valley.

Khun Li Waterfall: Large sized waterfall with about 100 m high. It is on Doi Ku Sathan, inconvenient to get there, have to walk pass slug before get to the waterfall

La-ong Cave : The large sized cave with the length about 1.8 kms. Inside the cave stream and astonishing beautiful stalagmite and stalactite.

Sirikit Dam : Sirikit dam with beautiful of nature and scenery view of the dam, enclosing with laying straight hill range. Sometimes found the herd of fish among clear water. Able to use a raft to get there

Tat Mok or Bansan Waterfall : Large sized waterfall with 3 levels; total high is 50 m. it is on Doi Mae Chok that is about 3 kms far away from the village
Mae Charim National Park
Mae Charim National Park
Mae Charim National Park
Location : Amphoe Mae Charim
Since the areas of Nam-wa Forest and Mae Charim Forest, the southeastern part of Nam-Nan Forest, and Huai Sali Forest situated in Tambon Nam-pang, Tambon Nam-pai of Mae Charim District, and Tambon Lai-nan, Tambon Sanna Nhong-mai, Tambon Nam-muab of Viangsa District, Nan Province, consist of valuable natural resources including plants, wild fruits and wild animals, as well as beautiful scenery of forests, mountains, streams, and cliffs, it is deemed expedient to establish Mae Charim Forest as a national park under the National Park Act 1961 for the purpose of conservation within an approximate area of 432 square kilometers or 270,000 rai.
How to get there
By Car
From Mae Charim along the road number 1243 (Mae Charim - Nam Muab), at Ban Had Sai Moon turn left then follow the road for 4 kilometers to the park headquarters.
Tourist Attractions
Rafting on the Wa River: Rafting is major recreational activity of the National Park. The route for rafting starts at Ban Nam-pu, Tambol Nam-phong of Mae Charim and finishes at Ban Had-rai, Tambol Sanna Nhong-maiof Viangsa District, Nan Province, totally 19.2 kilometers. In addition, there are islets and reefs along the rafting route for your adventurous experiences. Many spots are provided for tying up the rafts on the riverbank while you are swimming. And the scenery on both sides of the River is very beautiful, particularly in winter. You may enjoy rafting activities in all seasons except in the rainy season due to floodwaters.
Nunthaburi National Park
Nunthaburi National Park
Nunthaburi National Park
Location : Amphoe Tha Wang Pha
Nunthaburi National Park covers the areas of Tha Wangpha District, Muang District, and Baan Luang District of Nan Province within an approximate area of 548,125 rai. The National Park consists of virgin forests and abundant natural resources, biological diversity. The National Park is the source of rivers and having prominent natural tourist attractions.
How to get there
By Car
From the city of Nan, you may take Highway No. 1080 (Nan-Thung Chang) to Tha Wangpha District, then, travel along Highway No. 1148 (Tha Wangpha-Song Kwae) for approximately 1.5 km, turn to Na Nhoon-Sobkhun Road until reaching km 27, then, make a right hand turn for approximately 500 meters to the National Park’s office.
Tourist Attractions
Baan Namki Artesian Spring: Baan Namki Artesian Spring is located at Baan Namki, Tambon Phathong, Tha Wangpha District, Nan Province. The Artesian Spring has an approximate temperature of 80ฐC and can potentially be developed as a tourist attraction for mineral bathing.

Doi Mork Waterfall: Doi Mork Waterfall is a beautiful, small-medium sized waterfall located in Tambon Ruang, Muang District, Nan Province, with flowing water throughout the year. The Waterfall is ideal for bathing and recreational activities.

Huai Prig Waterfall: Huai Prig Waterfall is a 4-step, small-medium sized waterfall with flowing water throughout the year. The Waterfall has precipitous streams, reefs, and beautiful cliff sheds. The Waterfall is located in Tambon Baan Pi, Baan Luang District, Nan Province.

Santisuk Waterfall: Santisuk Waterfall is a 5-step, small-medium sized waterfall with flowing water throughout the year. The Waterfall is located in Tambon Saen Thong, Tha Wangpha District, Nan Province.

Song Kwae Waterfall: Song Kwae Waterfall is a small-sized waterfall situated in a virgin forest, which should be developed as a route for natural study. The Waterfall is located in Tambon Sanien, Amphur Muang, Nan Province.

Tad Fa Rong Waterfall: Tad Fa Rong Waterfall is situated in the area of the Pa Namyao-Namsuad National Conserved Forest in Tambon Saen Thong, Tha Wangpha District, Nan Province, which has been surveyed for the establishment of Nanthaburi National Park. The Waterfall is a 3-step large-sized waterfall with flowing water throughout the year and being the source of rivers. Doi Wao mountain range is situated in Baan Namki, Tha Wangpha District, Nan Province, approximately 4 km away from the site of artesian spring.

Habitations for Pi Tong Leung Tribe: The abundant areas of the forests in Baan Luang District and Tha Wangpha District are habitations for “Pi Tong Leung” tribe, a wandering human tribe living in the forests.
Si Nan National Park
Si Nan National Park
Si Nan National Park
Location : Amphoe Na Noi
Srinan National Park is situated in an approximate area of 1,024.38 square kilometers or 640,237.50 rai, covering the areas of Na-muen District, Na-noi District, and Vieng-sa District of Nan Province. The geographical features of the National Park consist of high mountains, extending northwards, virgin forests, and major rain forests of Nan River, which are regarded as major water resources of people within Nan Province. The National Park is the dwelling place for a large number of wild animals and having major plants, tourist attractions and beautiful natural sightseeing spots on both sides of Nan River such as Sao-din and Cok-sua, Pak-nai, Kaeng-luang, Pha-choo, etc.
How to get there
By Car
From the city of Bangkok, you may travel through Nakhon Sawan Province and Pitsanulok Province until reaching Prae Province. From Prae Province, take Highway No.1026 (Yantrakijkoson Road) until reaching Vieng-sa District. Then, make a right hand turn and travel along Chaopha Road (Highway No.1026, Viengsa-Nanoi) for approximately 35 km. Then, make a left hand turn to Nanoi-Panghai Road (Highway No.1083) and go straight on for approximately 5 km until reaching Sao-din and the National Park’s office.
Tourist Attractions
Doi Pha Choo: Doi Pha Choo is a large, towering cliff where you can overlook the forests and Nan River extending tortuously along the lower plains

Enjoying the beautiful Nan River: It is a route intended for being a traveling route in the national park about 60 kilometers. Visitors can enjoy sceneries of mountains, sea of fog, evergreen forest, and many kinds of wild animals.

Kaeng Luang Nam Nan: Kaeng Luang originated from stone lines, rocks, and cliffs along Nan River. In the rainy season, you can hear the roar of streams hitting the rocks. In the dry season, you can see beautiful stone lines and rocks scattering the area.

Pak Nai: Pak-nai is one of the most beautiful sightseeing spots of the National Park, originating from the largest flooded area above the Sirikit Dam in Nan Province, surrounded by freshwater fishermen villages.
Tham Sakoen National Park
Tham Sakoen National Park
Tham Sakoen National Park
Location : Amphoe Tha Wang Pha
Tham Sa-kern National Park is situated in an approximate area of 155,200 rai, covering the areas of Pa Nam-yao and Pa Nam-suad National Conserved Forest in Song-kwae District of Nan Province, and being the source of streams and basins in the Class of 1(a). The National Park has many beautiful sightseeing spots.
How to get there
By Car
From the city of Nan Province, you may take Highway No.1080 (Nan-Thung Chang) for approximately 42 kilometers. When reaching Tha Wang-pha District, make a left hand turn to Highway No.1148 (Tha Wang-pha – Song-kwae) and go straight on for approximately 33 kilometers. When reaching Song-kwae District, make a left hand turn to Highway No.1097 (Song-kwae – Chiang-kam) and go straight on for approximately 38 kilometers and you will reach Baan Sa-kern, Tambon Yod of Song-kwae District. Then, make a right hand turn passing the village for approximately 6 kilometers and you will reach the National Park’s office.
Tourist Attractions
Huai-had Waterfall or Baan-yod Waterfall: The Waterfall is a medium-sized 3-step waterfall with the flowing water throughout the year, situated at Tambon Yod of Song-kwae District, Nan Province.

Phatan Waterfall: Hongwiangchan Waterfall is a medium-sized 9-step waterfall, situated in Tambon Yod of Song-kwae District, Nan Province.

Roadside Scenery: You can see the beautiful scenery along the route between Song-kwae District of Nan Province and Chiang-kam District of Phayao Province.

Tham Luang Sa-kern: Tham Luang Sa-kern, situated in Tambon Yod of Song-kwae District, Nan Province, is a 600-meter-deep, medium-sized cave with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and being inhabited by a large number of bats.