Erawan National Park, Thailand (with Map & Photos)

Erawan National Park was established in 1975 and is the 12th national park in the Kingdom of Thailand. It covers an area of ​​high mountains covered with jungle and fertile valleys.

Erawan National Park
Erawan National Park

To the east of the park stretches a mountain range, with limestone peaks, sometimes reaching 1000 meters above sea level and protecting the park from the insidious eastern monsoon. As a result, not too much precipitation falls in the park.

These mountains give rise to many river flows. So on the east side of the park, the Mong Lai and Omtala rivers join together to form the famous Erawan waterfall. The Sadae River flows through the north side of the park to the Sri Nakarin Dam.

To the west, the Nong River flows into the Sai Yok River to form the Sai Yok Waterfall. There are also many rivers in the southern part of the park, including the Khao Phang River, the fall of which creates the beautiful Khao Phang Waterfall, also known as Sai Yok Noi.

Erawan National Park
Erawan National Park

Mountain ranges protect the park from the east monsoon, which brings moderate downpours to these places. The rainy season starts in May and lasts until October. At this time of the year, storm fronts come to Kanchanaburi from the southwest and northeast.
The cold season is set in November and lasts until January. This is the best time to visit the park when the weather is pleasant and not too hot.
From February to April is the hot season, at this time it is very hot here.

The main common forest type in Erawan National Park is mixed deciduous forest, covering approximately 81 percent of the total area. There are also dipterocarp, dry evergreen and bamboo forests.

The park is home to various species of mammals, reptiles, freshwater fish, reptiles and birds. Here you can meet the Indian elephant, tiger, chamois, Sambar deer, wild boar, gibbons, langur, Siamese hare, red flying squirrel, pheasants, peacocks, white-eyed eagles, king cobra, ribbon krait, Asian stone python, as well as many types of river fish, freshwater crabs and insects.

The park is open to visitors all year round.

Erawan National Park Map