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Mae Wong National Park is on the Thanon Thong Chai Mountain Range.  The area consists of winding mountains and is the source of several waterways, including the Mae Wong River and some parts of Khlung Canal.  The waterways flow into the Ping River and the Chao Phraya River.

Mae Wong National Park is in Amphoe Pang Sila Thong in Kamphaeng Phet (446.4 square kilometres) and in Amphoe Mae Wong-Mae Poen in Nakhon Sawan ( 446.48 square kilometres ), total 892.88 square kilometres.  The north borders Khlong Lan National Park of Kamphaeng Phet, the south borders Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Reserve of Uthai Thani, the east borders villages in Kamphaeng Phet and Nakhon Sawan, and the west borders Um Phang Wildlife Reserve in Tak.  The area was proclaimed a national park on 14 September 1987 and was the 55th national park of Thailand.  The park headquarters are at No. 65, Khlong Lan Um Phang Road, Amphoe Pang Sila Thong, Kamphaeng Phet.

Attractions in Mae Wong National Park :

 

Kaeng Pha Khoi Nang Kaeng Nam Bon Kaeo Hin is on the Khlong Lan Um Phang road and 1.4 kilometres from the park headquarters and another 400 meters on a secondary road.  This is a large brook that Khlung Canal flows through.  From here, you can walk around 350 meters to Pha Khoi Nang Waterfall that has four levels.

Viewpoint is on the Khlong Lan Um Phang road at Km. 81, around 16 kilometres from the park headquarters.  At Km. 93 about 28 kilometres from the headquarters is the area between mountains that is perpetually breezy with an average temperature below 20 degrees Celsius.  It is 1.34 kilometres above sea level.

Bon Kaeo Hin  is on the Khlong Lan Um Phang road and 1.4 kilometres from the park headquarters and another 400 meters on a secondary road. This is a large brook that Khlung Canal flows through.

Namtok Mae Krasa is a large nine level waterfall about 900 metres high. The waterfall is formed by streams from high-altitude jungles on the Thanon Thong Chai Mountain Range.

Khao No Khao Kaeo is a limestone mountain that has Wat Khao Lo at its foot.  A stairway leads to the cave at the peak where a large Buddha image sits in front.  When King Rama V visited here via the Ping River, he stayed overnight on the mountain.  The province later built a monument to commemorate the occasion.  There are numerous monkeys at the foot of the mountain and you can see plenty of bats that live in the cave flying out to feed in the evening, making a long black line in the night sky.  Khao Kaeo nearby also has a number of bats flying out at night.

 

Getting There : The mountain is beside the Asian Highway along the Nakhon Sawan Kamphaeng Phet section in Tambon Ban Khaen.  It is around 45 kilometres from the city and about 18 kilometres from the district centre.

 

Mokochu Peak  is the highest peak in the park. It is 1,964 meters above sea level and is located about 50 kilometres from the headquarters.

 

 

 

 

 

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