Introducing Um Phang & Around
Sitting at the junction of Mae Nam Klong and Huay Um Phang, Um Phang is an overgrown village populated mostly by Karen. Many Karen villages in this area are very traditional, and elephants are a common sight, especially in Palatha, a traditional Karen village 25km south of Um Phang. Yaeng (elephant saddles) and other tack used for elephant wrangling are a common sight on the verandahs of the houses in this village.
South of Um Phang, Um Phang Wildlife Sanctuary is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Nearby is the largest waterfall in Thailand.