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59 M00 6 T. Umphang A. Umphang Tak
Thailand AdventureUmphang new area in north of Thailand's good place for Trekking, Rafting, Elephant ridding, hilltribe and Thee Lor Sue waterfall biggest in Thailand.
Umphang, a district of Tak province is locateed on the western border of Thailand and Myanmar. The area is very mountainous, and there is only a route entering and leaving from Maesot district.
Every part of Umphang is a centre of ecotourism: for example, major water sources can be found here. It is also part of a World Heritage Site. The way of life of the Karen hilltribe people, who keep elephants as a means of transportation, can be seen in Umphang district. These people live close to nature. Consequently, they have helped in the establishing of the ecotourism business ; for example, trekking, rafting, elephant ridding, nature watching and Thee Lor Sue waterfall biggest in Thailand, etc. As such, these activities help to make this area a potential for ecotourism.Umphang is one of eight districts in Tak Province, locate on the bank of Meaklong river, 249 km.from Tak province. It is next to Phobphra dictrict, in the north and Kanchanaburi province, in the south. Kampaengphet, Nakhonsawan and U-thai Thani province, in the East and Myanmar is on the west.Umphang is the largest district of Thailand with an area of 4,325,383 sgkm. Plenty of dark forest and it?s the original of Maeklong river, 97% is mountainous, only 3% is plant.
New area in Thailand every part of Umphang is a centre of ecotourism : for example, major water sources can be found here. It is also part of a World Heritage Site.The way of life of the Karen hilltribe people, who keep elephants as a means of transportation, can be seen in Umphang district. These people live close to nature. Consequently, they have helped in the establishing of the ecotourism business ; for example, trekking, rafting, elephant ridding, nature watching and Thee Lor Sue waterfall biggest in Thailand, etc. As such, these activities help to make this area a potential for ecotourism.
Highway 1090 runs south from Mae Sot through a series of border towns and natural attractions such as waterfalls and national parks, until it reaches the remote village of Umphang. Once a hotbed of guerrillas and Burmese separatist groups, Umphang and vicinity are now safe and starting to attract travelers determined to get off the standard tourist trail.
En Route To Umphang
The four-hour songtao ride from Mae Sot passes through a wonderland of gleaming ricefields, banana groves, chili plantations, and remote villages hemmed in by awe-inspiring mountains.
Tararak Falls: Some 26 km south of Mae Sot is a small waterfall for a quick dip.
Pra Charoen Falls: Another minor but lovely cascade best visited during the rainy season, June-December.
Villages: Many of the villages en route to Umphang are inhabited by Karens, Mons, Lisu, Hmong, Mien, and Lahu, rather than Thais. Midway to Umphang is the village of Ban Rom Klao 4, populated mostly by Hmong and Karen. Thirty km before Umphang is the village of Mae Klong Kee, where accommodations are sometimes offered in local homes, or you can overnight at the Border Patrol campsites on the Mae Klong. When staying in someone's home, offer them 20-50B for the kindness.
Umphang is a small town inhabited by perhaps 3,000 citizens--primarily Karens, Mons, and Thais. Pravesphywan Road is the main artery, along with another unnamed street to the west. The post office and pharmacy are on Pravesphywan Road, while the morning market and municipal hospital are found on the paved crossroad.
There are no banks or moneychangers in Umphang. Be sure to change enough money in Mae Sot to last for your entire visit.
The River Journey
Most travelers come to Umphang to make a trip down the Mae Klong River to visit Karen villages, caves, hot springs, and the best waterfall in the region.
The typical tour last three days and costs about 1500B per day. Groups are generally very small and custom itineraries are encouraged by putting together a combination of rafting, elephant rides, caving, and trekking. All tours start with rafting down the Mae Klong to Thee Lor Sue Falls, followed by trekking to the Karen villages of Khotha and Palata. A jeep makes the 25-km return trip to Umphang.
The faster tour reaches Thee Lor sue Falls in a single day, then takes a two-day trek to the pickup point. Many travelers prefer to stretch the river journey out to two full days, spending the first night at the hot springs, then slowly floating downriver to the falls.
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New area in northern of Thailand at Umphang.
Umphang, 164 km south of Mae Sot, is worth the journey. Situated at the junction of the Mae Klong and Umphang Rivers, the simple village is surrounded by some of the most impressive scenery in the country. Activities include trekking to hilltribe villages rarely visited by travelers, exploring some of the oldest remaining stands of forest in the country, and joining rafting expeditions down the Mae Klong to enjoy tremendous waterfalls and isolated caves. Umphang is also an ideal place to simply relax, do nothing, and enjoy the lazy pace of life.
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