Thap Lan NP  -  Khao Phaeng Ma 
 Address: Mu 5, Tambon Wang Nam Khiao, Amphoe Wang Nam Khiao, Nakhon Ratchasima  
 Known as: Kao Pangma
 Description: Khao Phaeng Ma is located in the south of Nakhon Ratchasima. You can use highway number 304 (Nakhon Ratchasima-Kabinburi) to go there. Total distance is around 79 km.

When you reach the market in milestone number 79, turn right to Sarnjaopor-Nongkhum road for 11 km. The last 4 km. is the road to go up to the hill. The scenario is beautiful but this road is not quite good. Therefore, four-wheel car is recommended. When you are at the top of the hill, you will see many mountains which are 850 metres above sea level.

This area, 11250 rai, is a planting forest project that is under control of Wildlife Fund Thailand. In B.E.2537, Wildlife Fund Thailand came to restore a forest making wild animals came back especially the last group of bulls.

Kaopangma is in Wangnamkhiao sub-district, Wangnamkhiao district, Nakhonratchasima. In the past, there is a fertile forest (the same forest as Dongpayayen forest). However, there is few big trees now because of forest fire in dry season.

Nowadays, if you come here, you will see a lot of Cogon grass covering the land. Villagers call this place “Volcano forest”. It is situated between Khaoyai national park (Kaopangma is in the northeast.) and Tup Lan national park (Kaopangma is in the east.).

Kaopangma bulls, endangered animals in big wild cow species, live in thick forest at noon and come to grass field to find food in the evening. These are preserved animals that are hardly to find but you can find it here. You can come to see the bulls all the year. The time when they come out to find food is in the evening. In the rainy season, they will come as a group.

For more information, please contact Kaopangma office (Tel.0898443734 , K. Ratchapon Payungsin)

Tourist activities : Watching bulls (6.00-8.00 am.) , Watching birds (4.00-6.00 pm)

Youth camp can be provided as request. However, there are no hotels, restaurants and other facilities. Tourists should do one-day trip.
 Province Nakhon Ratchasima  Direction:
 District Thap Lan NP
 City Wang Nam Khiao  Comments: Interet?  Official Web:  
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 Entry fee Free GPS : 14.36246, 101.7741  
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