Western Forest Complex
  An Untouched Wilderness in the Borderland of Thailand and Myanmar

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 Protected areas
 Geography &

 Flora & fauna

 What to see & do


The Region

The Greater Mekong Subregion

The Greater Mekong Subregion comprises Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Yunnan province of China. The biodiversity conservation landscape of ADB defines 9 main biodiversity conservation corridors for maintaining sustainable development of the subregion's ecosystem. The Western Forest Complex, marked as #1 on the following map, is one of them.

The Greater Mekong Subregion, map ADB

The Western Forest Complex

Straddling two countries - Thailand and Myanmar - and comprising of 19 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries (see map below), the region of Western Forest Complex is a unique area of one of the largest protected territories in South East Asia.

Apart from unique flora and fauna habitat, consisting of big mammals (tigers, elephants, primates and other), more then 400 species of birds, hundreds of species of reptiles and plants, it is an important watershed area for 6 of the 25 major river basins in Thailand.

You can continue here to learn more about the protected areas of the Western Forest Complex.

Western Forest Complex - protected and inhabited areas, map ADB

Wild plants - infinite variety of colours and fragrances Mystic fog - the breath of jungle Beautiful waterfalls - source of water for Thailand One of the last habitats of beasts of prey Abundant Wildlife Colourful blossoms - endless inspiration


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

The project is funded by the Government of the Czech Republic (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and conducted with support of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP), Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA), Foundation of Western Forest Complex Conservation (FWFCC) and Tourism Promotion Society of Kanchanaburi (TSK). For more information write to us at info[at]westernforest[dot]org. Webdesign and photographs by David Kučera. Translation to Thai by Kris Dhiradityakul.

National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department