Op Luang National Park
Hot District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
About Op Luang National Park
Op Luang National Park is a national park in Chiang Mai. It’s located in Jom Thong County, Hod County, and Mae-Jam County. The total area is about 553 square kilometers, quite enormous. The landscape mainly consists of high mountains, which are about 280-1,980 metres higher than the medium sea level. However, the most outstanding ones are Doi Pha Dam, Doi Liam, Doi Pui Luang, Doi Kam etc. Moreover, there is a water source called Mae-Jam Waterway.
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