Nam Nao, Phu Kradueng National Parks Certified as New ASEAN Heritage Parks
by: The Beat Asia
September 01, 2023
Two national parks in Thailand, namely the Phu Khiao Forest - Nam Nao and Phu Kradueng, have recently been certified as ASEAN heritage parks.
The two parks were recognised as the 56th and 57th ASEAN heritage parks at the 17th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment from Aug. 23-24, according to Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada Dhanadirek via the National News Bureau of Thailand on Aug. 28.
Located in the forests of Phetchabun and Chaiyapum provinces, the picturesque Nam Nao spans 966 square kilometres and is known for being the ideal park for hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing. It has more than 300 species of birds and other animal species like leopards, Asian black bears, golden jacks, elephants, and more.
Phu Kradueng, on the other hand, is more remote and can be reached by a challenging hike. Located in Loei Province, the park covers a big mountain mesa spanning 350 square kilometres and is regarded for its gorgeous waterfalls and long trails.
The Thai government values the conservation of its national parks and resources, and the sustainability thereof, Rachada had said, and that the recent recognition of the two parks is the product of collaboration among various key agencies.
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