Wiang Kosai National Park
| Situated on the banks of Yom River, the beautiful province of Phrae is one of the most ancient provinces of Thailand that is well known for its significance in the history of Thailand. Until recently, Phrae has remained elusive to the outside world.
However, there are several attractions present in this province that are worth a visit. One such beautiful tourist destination is the Wiang Kosai National Park that is situated in the Wang Chin District, 70 kilometers from the Phrae town.
Wiang Kosai National Park is also known as the first national park in entire Phrae province. Covering an area of almost 410 square kilometers, this national park is spread over in Wang Chin district in Phrae province and Tern, Sobprab and Mae Ta districts in Lampang province.
Geographically, most part of the park is covered with high steep mountains. The hills and the surrounding regions are covered with evergreen and mixed deciduous forests. Overlapping the high steep cliffs of the mountains are present some beautiful and breathtaking waterfalls that are source for some of the major rivers in Thailand such as Yom River.
Climate inside the park is mostly temperate with the temperatures going up to 35°C during summers and dropping down during winters up to 13°C. The best time to visit this park is between January and March, when the flowers are in full bloom.
Present in the jungles of this national park are several flora and fauna species, some of which are economically important. Some important animal species present inside the park include tiger, elephant, deers, wild boars, and chipmunks. Magnificent surroundings inside the park attract different kinds of birds flock into these forests every year.