Tham Pla - Pha Sua National Park is situated in an approximate area of 488 square kilometers or 305,000 rai, covering the areas of Tham Pla - Pha Sua Waterfall in the right hand side of Mae-pai National Conserved Forest, Muang District, and Pang Ma-pha Sub-district. The topography of the National Park consist of high mountains extending northwards, which are the sources of streams and rivers. The natural sightseeing spots at the National Park consist of Tham Pla - Pha Sua Waterfall, which are beautiful and very popular for recreational
The topography of the National Park consist of steep mountains. And Doi Lan is the highest mountaintop of the National Park (1,918 meters above the sea level). The north and the west of the National Park reaches Charn State of the Union of Myanmar; whereas, the south of the National Park reaches Huay Mhak-uen and Huay Peung of Muang District, Mae Hong Son Province; and the east of the National Park reaches the River of Pang Ma-pha Sub-district, Mae Hong Son
The weather at the National Park is influenced by the tropical seasonal monsoon and can be divided into 3 seasons including the rainy season (May-October), when there are heavy rains (within the 10-year period, it rains 138 days/year); winter (November-January), when the weather is dry and cold; and summer (February-May), when the weather is hot and
Flora and Fauna
There are various kinds of forests within the areas of the National Park, including tropical evergreen forests, virgin forests, pinery, mixed forests, timber forests, and grasslands. Major plants include Lagerstroemia floribunda (Tabaek-na), timbers, Shorea siamensis (Rang), Sindora siamensis Teijsm. Ex Miq. (Maka-tae), teak, Afzelia xylocarpa Roxb., Leguminosae (Pradoo), Xylia xylocarpa (redwood plants), Lagerstroemia calyculata Kurz. (Tabaek-luerd), Malabar ironwood, two-leaf/three-leaf pines,
Wild animals found in the National Park include goral, gaur, wild buffaloes, bears, Muntiacus Muntjak, wild
boars, birds, etc.
Tham Pla is a hillside cave with the flowing water throughout the year. You can watch a large school of blue-black fish called Soro Brook Carp or Labeobarbus Soro. Tham Pla also has beautiful scenery of forests, cliffs, and limestone mountains.
Activities - View - Cave/Geological Touring
Pha Sua Waterfall
Pha Sua Waterfall is approximately 10 meters high and 15 meters wide. In the rainy season, the cliff is overflowed with rains and looks like a mat, therefore, the Waterfall is called Pha Sua. In the dry season, you can watch beautiful rocks. The Waterfall is suitable for recreation actitivies.
Activities - Waterfall Traveling
Mae Sa-nga Waterpower Dame
Mae Sa-nga Waterpower Dame is 37 meters high and 160 meters long, with its water retention capacity of 780,000 cubic meters. The scenery above the Dam is beautiful and suitable for recreation activities.
Activities - View
Mae Sa-nga Klang Waterfall
Mae Sa-nga Klang Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall situated above Mae Sa-nga Dam, with the flowing water throughout the year. The Waterfall is approximately 15 meters high and 10 meters wide, and can be easily accessed by walking or by boat.
Activities - Nature trail study - Waterfall Traveling - Rafting-Canoeing-Kayaking
Huay Pong-on Waterfall
The Waterfall is situated between the access road to Huay Pong-on village. The Waterfall is approximately 7 meters high and 5 meters wide and having the flowing water throughout the year. The Waterfall also has beautiful scenery and a small basin of 40 square meters for
Phra-bath Koo Cave or Jak-tok Cave
The Cave is situated on Doi Tham Pla and having beautiful stalagmites and stalactites and its entrance of approximately 5x8 meters wide. The Cave can only be accessed by walking, which will take you for approximately 1 hour.
Activities - Nature trail study - Cave/Geological Touring
Tham Pla - Namtok Pha Suea National Park
70, Mu 1, Hual Pha Sub-district, Amphur Muang Mae Hong Son Thailand 58000
Tel. 0 5369 2055, 0 5361 9036
How to go?
form Chaing Mai go to Mae Taeng District, make a left hand turn to Highway No.1095 (at Ban Mae Malai) passing Plai District until reaching the National Parks office (situated approximately 18 kilometers before reaching Muang
The Thai Airways International Co., Ltd. provides 4 domestic flights from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son daily. Then, you may hire private transportation to the National Park, which is situated only 18 kilometers away from the city of Mae Hong
From Bangkok, you may take Highway No.11 (Bangkok- Chiang Mai) to Hod District and Mae Sa-riang District, passing Mae La-noi District and Khun Yuam District to Muang District of Mae Hong Son Province, then take Highway No.1095 for approximately 18 kilometers until reaching the National Parks office; or before reaching Mae Taeng District, make a left hand turn (at Ban Mae Malai) to Highway No.1095 passing Plai District until reaching the National Parks office (situated approximately 18 kilometers before reaching Muang District).