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Kaeng Krachan National Park, continued

Kaeng Krachan is located on the eastern slope of the Tenasserim Mountain Range at the border of Myanmar. It occupies the western half of Phetchaburi Province ( Kaeng Krachan and Nong Ya Plong districts ) and a portion of northern Prachuap Khiri Khan province ( Hua Hin District ).

 

Most of the park is covered in deep, steep forest. Over three-quarters of the area has slopes greater than 30 %, 85 % of the terrain is evergreen rainforest, another 10 % is mixed deciduous forest. The forest is rich and complex, with hanging lianas, ferns and orchids, and an abundance of fruiting trees and vines. The forest of kaeng Krachan is unusually diverse because of its location at the juncture of continental Asia and the Malaysian Peninsula. Continental species such as oaks, chestnuts, and maples are found here, as are peninsula palms and fruiting trees. Some of the valuable trees of Kaeng Krachan include makhamong (Afzelia), takhian (Hopea), chanthana ( Tarena ), yang ( Dipterocarpus ), taback ( Lagerstroemia ), pradu ( Pterocarpus ), kritsana (Aquilaria), and many more.

 

Like the plant community, the animals of Kaeng Krachan represent both Asiatic and Malaysian species. Over 400 species of birds are known to occur within the Park’s boundaries, and 57 mammals. Larger mammals include elephant, gaur, sambar deer, banteng, serow, and bear, Indo-Chinese tiger, leopard, both common and Fea’s muntjac. Malayan tapir, white-handed gibbon, dusky and banded langurs, Asian wild dog, otter, and wild boar. Among the birds recorded in the park is six species of hornbills, red jungle fowl, both Kalij pheasant and grey peacock-pheasant, woolly-necked stork, black eagle, and many species of songbirds, woodpeckers and other forest birds. The ratchet-tailed treepie, first seen here by members of the Bangkok Bird Club

( Bird Conservation Society of Thailand ) on an outing in 1991, has not been recorded anywhere else in Thailand.

Kaeng Krachan National Park

Kaeng Krachan Sub-district,  Amphur Kang Krachan   Phetchaburi   Thailand 76170

Tel. 0 3246 7326, 08 6166 2991, 0 3245 9293   Fax 0 3245 9291   E-mail k.krachan_np@hotmail.com

Web Site :   http://www.dnp.go.th/parkreserve

 

Kaeng Krachan National Park, Web Site, Email contacts, Phetchaburi Province Thailand.
Phetchaburi Province Page 13, Kaeng Krachan National Park, pictures around the Park
Phetchaburi Province Page 12, Kaeng Krachan National Park, Web Site, Email contacts
Phetchaburi Province Page 12, Kaeng Krachan National Park, Web Site, Email contacts
Phetchaburi Province Page 12, Kaeng Krachan National Park, Web Site, Email contacts

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