Mae Charim National Park

Mae Charim National Park was established in 1961 and is at one of the "off the beaten track corners" of Nan - Thailand, with the Wa River and wild mountains as main attraction. One of the things to do here is wild water rafting on the Wa River. Doi Kun Lan is the highest mountain within the park, with a height of about 1500m above sea-level. Besides wild water rafting it is a great area for hiking but better ask the park rangers! Be aware there are not much accommodation or restaurants nearby. For about the wild water rafting see Wild Water Rafting in the Wa RiverMae Charim National Park is 56km south-west of Nan town, about 18km south of Mae Charim.

Wild Water Rafting in Nan, North Thailand

About National Parks in Nan province

There are 7 National Parks in Nan province, where nature meets adventure. Great places for jungle trekking, enjoying nature or wild water rafting. Besides National Parks there are also a few smaller forests, parks and Royal Projects.

Although all National Parks in Thailand can be visited the all year around there are some parks that close in the raining season depending on how much rain there is. The National Parks in Nan - Thailand are best to be visited at the end of the raining season or during the cool season, so from September to February. From March to June it will become a bit hot for hiking in National Parks.

For most National Parks in Thailand you will have to pay an entrance fee, for what foreigners have the privilege to pay 4 or 5 time as much as Thai people. But not all National Parks in Nan - Thailand do enforce the rule of entrance fee at all or the special foreigner entrance fee.

Remark : Since 2017 you are not allowed anymore to drink alchohol in National Parks, this thanks to people who can not control themselves while drinking alchohol and start fighting or being an disturbance to other people (or animals).

Accommodation : Many National Parks have some simple bungalows or rooms as accommodation or camping grounds. But not all, check before you are going!

How to get to Mae Charim National Park?

By private car or motorbike from Nan town best to follow route 1168 for 38 km to the village Mae Charim. Then continue on route 1243 for another 18km until you see signs to go to the left for Mae Charim National Park.

By public transport you could take the Songteauw bus to Mae Charim and then arrange a private transport to Mae Charim National Park.

Location of Mae Charim National Park


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