Lam Nam Kok National Park Have a camp near a cool stream.

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This is another plentiful national park in Chiang Rai, being surronded with large water sources. For Lam Nam Kok National Park, you should consider it as one of your choices if youre planning to have some cool holidays.

Lam Nam Kok National Park takes place in total three forest parks: Khun Kon Forest Park, Huai Kaew Waterfall-Huai Mak Liam Hot Springs Forest Park, and Pong Phra Baht Forest Park, and total 4 counties of Chiang Rai: Mae Chan, Muang, Mae Sruai, and Mae Lao. The whole area is over 600 millions square metres large.

The landscape of Lam Nam Kok National Park mostly consists of mountains and lowlands. Its height starts from 500 metres to 1,720 metres above the sea level, with Doi Chang Peak as the highest spot.

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There is also Kok River, the very important river of the upper northern Thailand, flows through the central lowland of the national park. That is the reason why this place is called ‘Lam Nam Kok’. By saying the words ‘lam nam’, it means something like ‘water source’ in English.

Beside of these, there are also many types of forest, for example, mixed forest and montane forest, at the national park, along with some animals like hedgehogs, snakes, birds, warthogs etc.

Attractions in Lam Nam Kok National park

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The best activities to do there are sightseeing and camping, as the atmosphere is absolutely stunning. To have a camp, there are some camping spots for tourists around the national park. You just set up your own tent and spend some nights.

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Khun Korn Waterfall is a beautiful park with the highest waterfall we’ve seen in Thailand had. The trail is about 2 km.long and quite steep in the fields but worth the hike. The route is well signposted, also extremely popular with tourists who are traveling on a mountain bike.Circa 1000 meters from the waterfall is the bottom station of the National Park including a parking lot. From there, a trail that is all well signposted 200m, through the typical mixed vegetation of northern Thailand to the waterfall.

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Follow the smell of sulphur to the natural Pong Phra Bat Hot Springs just 7 km outside of Chiang Rai. The water here reaches temperatures of 60 C and bathers have the choice of soaking in the public pool or paying extra for a private tub. Full facilities are available including a restaurant and Thai massage.

Pong Fu Fueang Hot Spring : About 1.8 kms from the crossroad of Mae Suai-Chiangrai Land highway. There are 2 hot spring wells in this place with about 75oC.

Huai Mak Liam Hot Springs : It’s one of the more well known, so probably more visited as well (by tourists at least), especially as it is easy to access from the Mae Kok Riverside.

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Pong Phra Bat Waterfall 14 kms far from the city of Chiangrai in the north along highway number 110 (Chiangrai-Mae Chan). An islet waterfall with the milky fluffy spray when fall d