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National parks in Phuket

There are many national parks in Thailand, such as Khao Yai National Parks, Erawan National Parks in Kanchanaburi, Doi Inthanon Naitonal Parks, some other in Hat Yai and Phang Nga, and etc. Many of them are easily accessible, but you need a lot of walk inside the parks, and there is no way to lose a way as long as you follow the nature trail. Most parks are not only the centre for pleasure and enjoyment but also for the study and research of environment.

Phuket is also one of the hubs of national parks in the south. You can discover the natural beauty of tropical and virgin forest together with various wildlife animals. Phuket’s national parks are the host of abundant species of exotic, reserve animals such as wild boars, mouse deers, barking deer, monkeys, gibbons, langurs, rare species of birds, leatherbag turtles, and marine life, and most would likely become extinct nowadays. 

Exploration amazes you even more with all the unusual plants, beautiful and colorful, and those make national parks becomes alive and mysterious to be discovering. Especially various creepers and climbers, they are more significant.

Just follow the nature trail, wild experience will be worth it having for your memorable holidays in Phuket. The entrance fee is also very affordable.


Khao Pra Taew

The Khao Pra Taew Wildlife Conservation Development and Extension Center is a park which actively conserves a number of wild animals on 22.28 square kilometers of virgin forest. Without this park, many animals would be extinct in fast-growing Phuket.

The park is a center for the studying the environment. The forest vegetation is spectacular with giant trees supported by huge buttresses are thick with creepers and climbers of every description. It looks like a Tarzan movie set.

One especially rare species of palm discovered here is known as the Governor's Palm or White Back Palm (pahm lahng kao in Thai).

Langurs, barking deer, mouse deer, deer, bear, wild boar, monkeys, gibbons, and many species of birds inhabit the forest.

Kao Pra Taew also serves as one of Phuket's most important water sources.


Sirinat National Park

Sirinat National Park (Nai Yang Beach) covers 90 square kilometers near Phuket's airport and includes the 13-kilometer long Nai Beach. The park stretches all the way to the island's northern tip.

The Mangrove Forest is situated in Sirinat National Park near Ta Catchai on Phuket's northern tip. The mangroves are salt-water swamps with unique eco-systems much prized by scientists searching for clues about adaptation and evolution. The Mangrove Forest covers about 800 Rai (1 Rai 1600 sq.)

Anyone with an interest in horticulture will be interested in the many unusual perennial plants found here: mountain ebony (kohng kahng bai lek), red cycas (prohng deang), and black myrsina (samae dahm). The ladys nails quisqualis (leb mue nang), and various creepers and climbers are among the most significant.

There are also many mangrove-dwelling animals with unique evolutionary characteristics. A nature trail has been cleared for the convenience of visitors. There are signs indicating and explaining the various species.

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