Prachuap Khiri Khan National Parks, Travel Guide to National Parks of Prachuap Khiri Khan

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Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Location : Kui Buri District and Sam Roi Yot District
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Khao Sam Roi Yot is the first marine national park of Thailand, the name of park means “the mountain with three hundred peaks”, covering the area of approximately 98 square kilometers with limestone hills, mangrove swamps and beaches. The landscape is high steep limestone mountains by the beautiful coast, matching with plain area stand by the sea, which are marshy beach and shallow sea pond. There are limestones islands nearby the coast e.g., Sattakut Island, Kho Ram Island, Nom Sao Island, Rawing Island, Rawang Island and Khi Nok Island. The flat area with stagnant water through the year on the west of the park is Thung Sam Roi Yot, which is the large freshwater marsh, covering around 36.8 square kilometers.

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park contains a diverse array of habitats: ten distinctive habitat zones in all. One of the most interesting is the dry limestone mountains. These are sparsely covered by dwarf evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs which grow in the thin soils and on the barren rock. The average rainfall is just over a metre, falling mainly between August and November. This quickly drains away so plants have had to adapt to this unique environment. A mixed deciduous forest, including areas of secondary growth and bamboo grows on the foothills and in the valleys.

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is home to various kinds of local and migrating birds, which are plentiful from November to February. With a large number of ridges, Khao Sam Roi Yot stands as a landmark for seamen and also provides a good shelter for ships during a storm.

How to get there:
By Car: From Phetchakasem Road (Highway No. 4) to Pran Buri crossroads, turn left along the Pran Buri - Pak Nam Pran Buri Road for 8 kilometers, turn right for 16 kilometers, pass the Ban Bang Pu Intersection and go straight on for 4 kilometers. At the T-junction, turn left again for 5 kilometers to the Office of the National Park. Otherwise, from Phetchakasem Road at Km. 286 (near Ban Samrong, 6 kilometers prior to Kui Buri District), turn left for 14 kilometers to the Office of the National Park.

By Bus: Get off at Pran Buri District and continue with a Song Thaeo - a minibus between Pran Buri - Ban Bang Pu. From Ban Bang Pu, rent another Song Thaeo to the Office of the National Park.

By train: Take a train (Thon Buri - Prachuap Khiri Khan or Thon Buri - Lang Suan). Get off at Sam Roi Yot Railway Station and continue with a Song Thaeo (Pran Buri-Ban Bang Pu) in front of the railway station. At Ban Bang Pu, rent a car to the national park.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.30 pm.
Admission : 40 Baht for adult and 20 Baht for child (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 3282 1568
Hotels : Hotels in Sam Roi Yod Area
Tourist Attractions
Kui Buri National Park
Location : Kui Buri District
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Kui Buri National Park has an area 969 square kilometers, cover Sam Roi Yot District, Pran Buri District, Kui Buri District and Mueang District, was established a national park in 1999. The ridge lies from the North to the South and is a part of the Tanaosi mountain range. Kui Buri forests consisted of dry and moist evergreen forests with trees such as Dipterocarpus tuberculatus, Hopea odorata, Terminalia chebula and different species of palms. Wild animals residing in the park include wild elephants, gaurs, bantengs, sambars, bears, common barking deer, Asian tapirs, gibbons, monkeys, langurs, etc. Kui Buri has a campsite with a visitor center and basic facilities.

How to get there: From Bangkok, go along Phetchakasem Road, at the Km. 290 or 3 kilometers prior to the Kui Buri District Office, turn right into Highway No. 3217, passing Ban Yang Chum into the Yang Chum Reservoir Project. Turn left before reaching the project and go along the path to the Yan Sue Village until the end of the path. Turn left for 2 kilometers to the Office of the National Park. (The distance from Kui Buri to the Office of the National Park is 35 kilometers.)
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.30 pm.
Admission : 40 Baht for adult and 20 Baht for child (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 3264 6292
Hotels : Hotels in Kuiburi Area
Tourist Attractions
Hat Wanakon National Park
Location : Thap Sakae District
Hat Wanakon National Park
Hat Wanakon National Park
Hat Wanakon National Park is the 18th marine national park of Thailand. It is a mixed deciduous forest generally comprising sparse woods and various shed-leaf plants mixed together such as Phai Pa - Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss, Burma Padauk- Pterocarpus indicus, Makha Mong - Afzelia xylocarpa. Originally, this area was a planted forest, mixed with a natural-grown one, which was just recovered. However, only few kinds of wild animals are discovered in this park. Birds found in this park include the black- naped orioles, Pacific reef-egrets, black drongos, Indian rollers and various other species. The park covers a water area of 15.36 square kilometers. Fish found are fresh-water fish such as catfish, snake-headed fish, climbing perch, Nile tilapia, and various kinds of sea fish. The beach is 7 kilometers long, lined with Horsetail trees. Accommodation facilities are available.

How to get there:
By Car: From Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan go along Phetchakasem Road for 24 kilometers, there is a left path at Km. 345 and an entrance to go further for 3 kilometers.

By Bus: Get off at Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan and rent a Song Thaeo for a distance of 23 kilometers.

By Train: Get off at Huai Yang Railway Station and continue by service car or motorcycle.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.30 pm.
Admission : 20 Baht for adult and 10 Baht for child (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 3261 9030
Tourist Attractions
Namtok Huai Yang National Park
Location : Thap Sakae District
Namtok Huai Yang National Park
Namtok Huai Yang National Park
Namtok Huai Yang National Park is covered an area approximately 161 square kilometers of 3 districts in Prachuap Khiri Khan: Mueang District, Thap Sakae District and Bang Saphan District. It is encompassed by many beautiful places. It is an original source of water at the foot of the mountain bordering Thailand and the Union of Myanmar. The compound of the national park is a shady and relaxing atmosphere. Besides, there are many waterfalls such as Namtok Kha-On, Namtok Huai Hin Dat, Namtok Khao Lan and Namtok Bua Sawan.

How to get there:
By Car: From Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan, go to the south along Phetchakasem Road to Km. 350-351 where there is a crossroads. Turn right into the Office of the National Park for 7 kilometers.

By Train: Get off at Huai Yang Railway Station and continue with a service motorcycle.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.30 pm.
Admission : 20 Baht for adult and 10 Baht for child (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 3264 6291
Tourist Attractions
Pranburi Forest Park
Location : Pranburi District
Pranburi Forest Park
Pranburi Forest Park
Pran Buri Forest Park is covering an area of 700 rai and is under the supervision of the Phetchaburi Forest Office, Protected Areas Regional Office 4, Department of National Park, Wildlife and Flora. In the old days, forest park was originally under the Royal project of H.M. Queen Sirikit. Originally, it was designated as the Pa Khlong Kao and Khlong Khoi National Forest Reserve, covering an area of 1,984 rai, comprising mangrove forests and the Pran Buri River, which is running through the centre of the forest area.

Interesting attractions such as; a white sandy beach that is shady with a 1-kilometer line of pine trees on the east of the park, Mangrove Nature Study Route and Cruising. There is an elevated wooden bridge constructed for visitors to closely study the natural resources, and ecology of the mangrove forest. Moreover, from the park, the scenery of the sea, Koh Singto, Khao Takiap and Khao Tao can be admired. The forest park provides accommodation, welfare shop, and camping area.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 3262 1608
Hotels : Hotels in Pranburi Area