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Klong Wang Chao National Park

Klong Wang Chao, Thailand

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Khlong Wang Chao National Park (Thai คลองวังเจ้า) is a national park in Thailand.

Khlong Wang Chao National Park is situated in the Thanon Thong Chai Mountain Range. Most of the area consists of complicated mountains lying along the North and South. They are one part of Thanon Thong Chai Mountain Rrange and there is a plain area in their middle part which looks like two pan basins covering 3.2 - 8 km2. The important mountain ranges are Yen, Tao Dam, Tat Rup Khai, Mi, Bang Cha Le Mountains, Bang Sung Peak etc. Yen mountain located in the western park is the highest peak with tall about 1,898 meters above sea level while the height of this area is about 300 - 2,000 meters above sea level.

This park lies in Wang Chao, Mueang Tak districts of Tak Province, Kosamphi Nakhon, Khlong Lan and Mueang Kamphaeng Phet district of Kamphaeng Phet Province, the West of Thailand.

On December7, 1988, the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperative and parties have surveyed the condition of conservation, forest Khlong Wang Chao and Khlong Suan Mak Forests. They found the fertile and densely teak forest (Tectona grandis) and others features. They would like to conserve the forest, thus, Khlong Wang Chao National Park was gazetted on August29, 1990 with 747 km2 as the 63rd park of Thailand.

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  • WDPA ID18465
  • NameKlong Wang Chao
  • Original NameKlong Wang Chao
  • Country / TerritoryTHA
  • Sub locationUnknown
  • IUCN CategoryIIWhat is this?
  • English DesignationNational Park
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year1990
  • Reported Area km2734.35
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeFederal or national ministry or agency
  • International CriteriaUnknown
  • Management AuthorityUnknown
  • Management Plan URLUnknown

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