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Mae Takhrai National Park

General Information

Mae Takrai National Park covers the areas of Sankampaeng District and Doi Saked District of Chiang Mai Province within an approximate area of 1,114 square kilometers or 696,250 rai. The National Park is the source of Ping River, consisting of high mountains and having major valuable plants and wild animals. Prominent natural tourist attractions of the National Park include waterfalls, cliffs, artesian spring, reservoirs, etc.


The geographical features of the National Park consist of high mountains, at the altitude of 400-2,031 meters above the medium sea level. The National Park has Class 1 rain forests and limestone mountains situated in the area of Ping Basin. Within the areas of the National Park, mixed forests can generally be seen, meanwhile, virgin forests grow thickly along the riversides and the rain forests.


The weather at the National Park can be divided into 3 seasons including rainy season (May-October), winter (November-February), and summer (March-April).

Flora and Fauna

The National Park has virgin forests, timber forests and mixed forests. Major plants in the forests include teak, Xylia Xylocarpa (redwood plants), Leguminosae (Pradoo), rubber trees, Michelia Alba, Pterocarpus Indicus (Pradoo Som), Dipterocarpus Intricatus (Hiang), Dipterocarpus Tuberculatus (Pluang), Shorea Siamensis (Rang), Black Wood, Vitex Pinnata Linn. (Teen Nok), meanwhile, lower plants include bamboo, Calamus Caesius, Tetrameles Nudiflora (Pong), Arundo Donax, etc. And two-leaf/three-leaf pines (Pinus Merkusii Jungh/Pinus Kesiya Royle Ex Gordon) grow sparsely along the mountain ridges.

Wildlife, which can be found in the areas of the National Park, includes wild boars, monkeys, gibbons, deer, Muntiacus Muntjak, goral, tigers, rabbits, wild fowls, and different kinds of birds such as parrots, black bitterns, owls, etc.