Phayao Tourist Attractions :
Doi Phu Nang National Park
| Situated in the northern part of Thailand, the beautiful province of Phayao is border by Nan, Phrae, Lampang and Chiang Rai provinces. On the north-east side, it shares borders with Xiagnabouli province of Laos.
Phayao can be truly considered as one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Thailand containing innumerable number of tourist attractions. One such attraction is the Doi Phu Nang National Park.
Spread over an area of 512 square kilometers, Doi Phu Nang National Park covers the districts of Dok Kamtai, Pong and Chiang-muan in Phayao province.
Geographically, the entire park consists of mountainous terrains that extend towards the north. The park has been named after Doi Phu Nang, the highest peak inside the park that is located at an altitude of 1,202 meters above sea level. In fact, this mountain is source of some major streams and gullies that are flowing into the Mae-yom River. Other tourist attractions inside the park include the beautiful Thansawan and Na-bua waterfalls, Phang-ta, and the Yai Pha Tang Cave. In fact, it is truly a memorable experience to have a glimpse of the water falling from the 4-step 15-meter high Thansawan or Bor-bia waterfall.
Most part of the year, the park has a temperate climate with temperatures ranging between 20°C and 30°C. The park is known to contain a diverse habitat of flora and fauna. Majority of the park is covered with tropical evergreen forests and mixed deciduous forests. Some of the flora species found inside the park are of great economical value. Popular among these are the Malabar ironwoods, rubber trees and pine woods. Apart from these, there are certain unique species of wild animals found inside the park that include the Asiatic black bear, wild boar, masked palm civet, bamboo rat, tree shrew, fishing cat and various other kinds of birds and reptiles.
Accommodation is a bit problematic in this park as there are no bungalows or tents available inside. Hence, tourists wanting to camp inside the jungles must carry their own tents and food.