Doi Phu Nang National Park is located in Phayao Province in northern Thailand and occupies an area of 512 square kilometers. The park is known for its different kinds of forests which include mixed forests, dense forests and timber forests. It is home to a vast number of animals and birds like soft shelled turtles, monitor lizards and peacocks.
The park is home to around 265 peacocks and it is home to the last flock of the endangered Thai green pea fowls which are of the Indo-China subspecies. These pea fowls breed from January through March but the best time to visit the park is from October to January, when the park is in full bloom and lush green.
Some of the other interesting places to visit in the park are Namtok Than Sawan, Namtok Huai Ton Phueng, Kaeng Luang, Huai Yua Reservoir and Phang Ta. Namtok Than Sawan is two-tiered waterfall which has a height of 40 meters. The waterfall has water throughout the year and it flows into a lagoon below, which is perfect for swimming. The waterfall is located amidst greenery which makes it the ideal and tranquil place to relax.
Namtok Huai Ton Phueng is situated around 11 kilometers from the park and it is a limestone waterfall cascading down from an 80-meter cliff. The waterfall is surrounded by forest and is beautiful place to relax and have a picnic.
Kaeng Luang is perfect for white water rafting during the rainy season. For those who do not like this adventurous sport can just relax at Kaeng Luang which is situated some 30 kilometers from the office of the National Park.
Nature admirers should visit Huai Yua Reservoir for its beautiful scenery where you can just sit for hours and admire the majestic beauty of mountains and rivers. It is also the perfect spot to sit and watch one of the most memorable sunrises you will ever see.
Phang Ta is a natural phenomenon which has occurred due to soil erosion of a low mountain. This erosion has led to the creation of pointed 25-meter high soil pillars stretching across 200 meters. This phenomenon is similar to the one Phae Mueang Phi in Phrae Province.