Sri Satchanalai National Park
Sri Satchanalai, Thailand
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Si Satchanalai National Park (Thai อุทยานแห่งชาติศรีสัชนาลัย) is a national park in Thailand.
The Si Satchanalai National Park lies in Si Satchanalai and Thung Saliam districts of Sukhothai Province, the North of Thailand.
The general geography of the national park is the complex mountains of the southern end of the Phi Pan Nam Range, lying along north-south direction, looking like a flank surrounding it, some are rocky mountains and among the high mountains in the western part, there are high cliffs, such as Doi Mae Wang Chang and Doi Mae Mok. The height of this area is about 300 – 1200 meters above mean sea level. The steep slope of this area is an advangtage for protecting the forests from being destroyed and occupied by local people.
These mountains are the source of many streams such as Huai Sai Khao, Huai Mae Tha Phae, Huai Mae San, Huai Pha Cho, Huai Manao, among others. There are some plain areas along the shore of Huai Chang and Yom River.
Si Satchanai National Park is the place of historical located in Thung Saliam district, Sukhothai Province. Previously, it was called Mueang Chaliang. The park has many important historical sites, e.g. Wat Phra Si Mahathat Ratchaworawihan, Wat Nang Phaya, Kaeng Luang and Tao Thuriang which is a site where Sukhothai celadon were made.
In 1976, it was proclaimed as the historical park because of King Bhumibol idea for heritage is Thailand outstanding cultural or natural heritage, it became Thailand’s heritage forever.
Later, the Royal Forest Department proclaimed a National Park on the May 8, 1981 as Thailand’s 26th National Park. The total area is about 213.2 km2. The park consists of rich forest that provide an important watershed for the surrounding agricultural area.
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