Erawan National Park

Erawan National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติเอราวัณ) is a 550 km2 park in western Thailand in the Tenasserim Hills of Kanchanaburi Province, Amphoe Si Sawat in tambon Tha Kradan. Founded in 1975, it was Thailand's 12th national park.

Erawan National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Erawan Waterfall, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand - June 2004.jpg
Erawan Waterfall
Map showing the location of Erawan National Park
Map showing the location of Erawan National Park
Map of Thailand
LocationKanchanaburi Province, Thailand
Nearest cityKanchanaburi
Coordinates14°23′N 99°07′E / 14.383°N 99.117°E / 14.383; 99.117Coordinates: 14°23′N 99°07′E / 14.383°N 99.117°E / 14.383; 99.117
Area550 km²
Established1975
Governing bodyDepartment of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)

FeaturesEdit

The major attraction of the park is Erawan Falls, a waterfall named after the erawan, the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology. The seven-tiered falls are said to resemble the erawan.[1]

There are four caves in the park: Mi, Rua, Wang Bahdan, and Phartat.[2] Rising northeast of the waterfall area there is a breast-shaped hill named Khao Nom Nang.[3]

Tier five, Erawan Waterfall

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elliot, Stephan; Cubitt, Gerald (2001). THE NATIONAL PARKS and other Wild Places of THAILAND. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. pp. 32–35. ISBN 9781859748862.
  2. ^ Erawan National Park Archived December 8, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Roadway Thailand Atlas, Groovy Map Co., Ltd. © 4/2010

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