Op Luang National Park

The Mae Chaem River was originally called the "Salak Hin". The river created a big but narrow canyon , which is called Op Luang. The rocks and cliffs are subject to erosion by the strong currents of the river and have formed the canyon and strangely shaped rockformations. The water has to force its way past rocks and boulders obstructing the course which is a magnificent sight.

From 1966 to 1991 the park was administered as a forest park. After more surveys by the Royal Forest Department it was gazetted, in 1991, as the 68th national park of Thailand. The area supports a wide variety of natural attractions like waterfalls, caves, hot springs and historical sites, which serve people's education and recreation. At present the entirel park measure 553 km 2 and is entirely located in the Chomthong, Hot and Mae Chaem districts, Chiang Mai province, Northern Thailand.

The extensive, north-south running, mountain range of the park is the same as the range Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain of Thailand.

Op Luang Gorge or Canyon

Op Luang Gorge or Canyon is a steep sided canyon with high cliffs. The height of the canyonwalls measured from the bridge to the average waterlevel is about 32 meters. The narrowest point of the canyon is not more than 2 meters wide while the whole canyon is about 300 meters in length.

Mae Bua Kham Waterfall

Mae Bua Kham Waterfall originates from the Mae Bua Kham stream and is 2 kilometers south of Op Luang Canyon. It is a very beautiful waterfall set in a natural surrounding. The water thunders down over the rockwall for 50 meters.

Mae Chon Waterfall

Mae Chon Waterfall originates from Mae Chon stream. It follows the stream for about 1 kilometer and is 80 meters wide which makes it a fascinating sight. Also the cliffs and rocks of these falls, composed of granite and grey-white colored metamorphic rock, contribute to give the place a fall.

Mae Tia Waterfall

Mae Tia Waterfall originates from the Mae Tia stream. It takes an 8 kilometer walk to this beautiful, 80 meters high waterfall, All year round it carries masses of water.

Thep Phanom Hot Spring

The cold water in the earthcrust is heated up by the thermal energy of the earth and, at this site, it doesn't cool down until it is released at the surface. The average temperature of the water is 99 degrees Celsius.

Tong Cave

The Tong Cave is found in Doi Pha Liap mountain. This mountain is consists of granite and limestone. The Mae Pae stream acts as a dividing line between two long tunnels. It is said that these tunnels are leading to Doi Chiang Dao mountain in the north of Chiang Mai province. The tunnel entrance is small but entering is possible.

Tu Pu Cave

Tu Pu Cave is small, narrow limestone cave. The entrance is very thin but the cave itself can hold up to 30 persons. Water is constantly trickling down the ceiling forming small stalactites and stalagmites. In the ceiling is a ring shaped opening, so the cave is not entirely dark.

Lam Nam Mae Chaem or Salak Hin River

is located in Mae Hong Son Province. The Mae Chaem river is the largest stream of Hot district which drains its water eventually in the Mae Ping river. The river passes steep cliffs, knolls, and valleys, and has some islands and sandy beaches. The diversity of landscapes gives the river an extra beautiful dimension and it is possible to admire this beauty by boat from Mae Chaem district.

National Parks - North Thailand
Chiang Dao National Park Chiang Mai
Doi Inthanon National Park Chiang Mai
Doi Suthep-Pui National Park Chiang Mai
Doi Wiang Pha National Park Chiang Mai
Huai Nam Dang National Park Chiang Mai
Khun Khan National Park Chiang Mai
Mae Fang National Park Chiang Mai
Mae Takhrai National Park Chiang Mai
Mae Tho National Park Chiang Mai
Mae Wang National Park Chiang Mai
Op Khan National Park Chiang Mai
Op Luang National Park Chiang Mai
Si Lanna National Park Chiang Mai
Doi Luang National Park Chiang Rai
Khun Chae National Park Chiang Rai
Lam Nam Kok National Park Chiang Rai
Khlong Lan National Park Kamphaeng Phet
Khlong Wang Chao National Park Kamphaeng Phet
Mae Wong National Park Kamphaeng Phet
Chae Son National Park Lampang
Doi Chong National Park Lampang
Mae Wa National Park Lampang
Tham Pha Thai National Park Lampang
Doi Khun Tan National Park Lamphun
Mae Ping National Park Lamphun
Mae Ngao National Park Mae Hong Son
Namtok Mae Surin National Park Mae Hong Son
Salawin National Park Mae Hong Son
Tham Pla - Namtok Pha Suea National Park Mae Hong Son
Doi Phu Kha National Park Nan
Khun Nan National Park Nan
Khun Sathan National Park Nan
Mae Charim National Park Nan
Nunthaburi National Park Nan
Si Nan National Park Nan
Tham Sakoen National Park Nan
Doi Phu Nang National Park Phayao
Mae Puem National Park Phayao
Phu Sang National Park Phayao
Khao Kho National Park Phetchabun
Nam Nao National Park Phetchabun
Tat Mok National Park Phetchabun
Kaeng Chet Khwae National Park Phitsanulok
Namtok Chat Trakan National Park Phitsanulok
Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park Phitsanulok
Thung Salaeng Luang National Park Phitsanulok
Doi Pha Klong National Park Phrae
Mae Yom National Park Phrae
Wiang Kosai National Park Phrae
Ramkhamhaeng National Park Sukhothai
Si Satchanalai National Park Sukhothai
Khun Phra Wo National Park Tak
Lan Sang National Park Tak
Mae Moei National Park Tak
Namtok Pha Charoen National Park Tak
Taksin Maharat National Park Tak
Khlong Tron National Park Uttaradit
Lam Nam Nan National Park Uttaradit
Phu Soi Dao National Park Uttaradit
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