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Phetchabun National Parks Thailand

  • Phetchabun Province is to the west of Lower North Thailand and is close to Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Phitsanulok and Isan tourist locations. This is a major tourist center. Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage listing of Sukhothai.
  • The Thailand Government defines North Thailand as consisting of both (1) the 84,000 square kilometre comprising 8 provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nan, Lampang, Lamphun, Phrae and Mae Hong Son, which area originally comprised the Lan Na principalities detailed in the North Thailand History link (the Upper North), and (2) the 86,000 square kilometres of the Lower North, comprising the provinces of Kamphaeng Phet, Tak, Sukhothai, Uttaradit, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan, Phichit Phitsanulok and Phetchabun, which area originally comprised the Kingdoms of Sukhothai and later the northern parts of the Kingdom of  Ayutthaya, Thon Buri and Bangkok Empires.
  • The discernable differences between the Upper and Lower North Thailand is explained in the Northern Thailand section.



Petchabun Pine Forest in National Park


  • The biogeographical region of North Thailand consists of a mountainous region with river valleys. Accordingly many central Asian species of animals and plants reach their southern distributions in these mountain areas. The surrounding lowlands also provide southern habitat for other species. By biogeography we refer to the distribution of animals and plants and particular geography.
  • The major ecosystems in Northern Thailand are Hill Evergreen Forest, Mixed Deciduous Forest, Deciduous Dipterocarp Forest and Pine Forest.
  • The biogeographical region of Phetchabun Province consists of a mountainous region with river valleys and plains.
  • The major National Park ecosystems in Petchabun Province are Hill Evergreen Forest, Mixed Deciduous Forest, Deciduous Dipterocarp Forest and Pine Forest.
  • There are 3 National Parks in Petchabun Province. This province is also next door to Phitsanulok Province which is also an important National Park center.