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Erawan National Park


Erawan National Park is located 65 km (40 mi) North- west of Kanchanaburi in Kanchanaburi Province of Thailand. The nature reserve was found in 1975 and covers an area of 550 km² of the Tenasserim Hills, limestone formations that reach an elevation of 996 meters above sea level.




Location: Kanchanaburi Province, 65 km (40 mi) North- west of Kanchanaburi   Map

Area: 550 km²

Tel. 0-3457-4222

Info: TAT, Kanchanaburi  Tel. 0-3451-1200




Description of Erawan National Park

Three quarters of Erewan National Park is covered by deciduous forest that numerous animals, birds and insects. This includes macaques, Siamese hare, Asian elephants, gibbons, flying squirrels and many others. Keep in mind that it is a wild jungle and pythons as well as king cobra are often seen in the area. The waters of Erewan National Park is wall of various species of fishes, crabs and several types of amphibians.



The most visited attraction in Erewan National Park is Erewan Falls that also the name of this protected biosphere reserve. This seven tiered waterfall is said to resemble the Erawan or Airavata, the three headed white elephant deity in the Hindu mythology. He is supposedly represents a reincarnation of the god Indra on the ground. Each of the tiers of the Erewan waterfall forms a separate pool with clear turquoise waters and beautiful water cascades. It is not hard to reach any part of the waterfall by climbing hiking trails and walking across bridges across the river.


There are four karst cave systems in the Erawan National Park that includes Mi Cave, Phartat Cave, Rua Cave and Wang Bahdan Cave. These are famous for its ancient rock paintings that were left by ancient people who once found shelter here. Additionally famous river Kwai runs through grounds of the Erawan National Park.






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