Tham Le Khao Kop

Tham Le Khao Kop : Trang, Thailand

Tham Le Khao Kop : Trang, Thailand : A canal from the Banthat Mountain Range is divided into 3 waterways upon reaching Khao Kop, with 2 going around the mountain and the other flowing through the cave under the mountain. An amazing natural wonder, the main attraction at Khao Kop is this stream which flows through the cave.

In addition, the cave itself looks like a high and steep cliff with layers of rocks and stalactites and stalagmites magnificently decorating the cave for a distance of approximately 4 kilometers.

Currently, the Khao Kop Tambon Administration Organization provides rowboats to facilitated visitors explorations of the cave. In addition, eco-tourism and light-adventure activities are provided by the locals.

Namtok Ton Te

Namtok Ton Te : Trang, Thailand

Namtok Ton Te : Tonte Waterfall is located 45 kilometers from the city. Originating in the Banthat Mountain Range, the waterfall drops 320 meters down to the rocks. Assorted tropical flora covers the surrounding area.

The waterfall is accessible by car throughout the year. To reach the waterfall, take TrangPhatthalung Road for about 17 kilometers, turn right onto the Ban KachongBan Hat Lao Road (Highway No. 4124) for about 27 kilometers and finally make a left turn and proceed for another 1 kilometer.

Hat Chao Mai Marine National Park

Hat Chao Mai Marine National Park : Trang, Thailand

Hat Chao Mai Marine National Park covering the 2 districts of Kantang and Sikao with a 20-kilometres coastline.

The park headquarters is at Chang Lang Beach in Tambon Mai Fat, approximately 47 kilometres from the city. To get there, take the TrangSikaoPak Meng Road (Highway No. 4162) for 40 kilometres and then 7 kilometres more on a road paralleling the beach to the park headquarters.

Land-based attractions of the park are Pak Meng Beach, Chang Lang Beach, San Beach, Yao Beach, Yong Ling Beach, Chao Mai Beach, and Chao Mai Cave. All are easily accessible by car. Moreover, there are 7 other islands for which the park is responsible. They are Ko Muk, Ko Kradan, Ko Chueak, Ko Pling, Ko Waen, Ko Meng, and Ko Chao Mai. The area was proclaimed a national park on 14 October 1982. The park also features the Marine Natural Study Centre and the Tourist Service Centre.

Emerald Cave

Emerald Cave : Trang, Thailand

Emerald Cave (Morakot Cave) – The cliff ranging at the west of Koh Mook is the site of Morakot Cave. To admire its beauty is to swim about 70 m through the cave.

The destination is a large hall without roof, emerald sea and white sand which achieve the world fame. e of marvelous natural surroundings, white clean sandy beach, emerald colored sea where every group of tourists will spend some time admiring after swimming through the cave’s entrance.

Location: Morakot Cave is located at Koh Mook, Toward the northwest of Haad Chao Mai National Park, in Koh Li Bong sub-district, Kantang district, Trang Province.

Laem Son National Park

Laem Son National Park : Ranong, Thailand

Laem Son National Park is situated on the Andaman sea coast in Ranong and Phang Nga provinces. It consists of approximately 60km of coastline and 15 islands. The park was established on 19th August 1983 by royal decree. The park covers a total area of 315, of this area 85% is open water. The park is the 12th Marine National Park of Thailand and is its 6th largest.

The coastal section stretches from Ao Ang Mountain (264m) in the North to Pak Triam Mountain (155m) in the South. The coastal section of the park extends inland about 2km, but in several places stretches no further than high water mark. All the parks islands are situated nearshore, the furthest being 12km offshore. These islands are unspoilt with no permanent habitation although they occasionally act as a refuge for fishing boats during monsoon storms.

Coastal Environment, The sea around the islands and offshore is rich in marine life with many habitats present including; coral reefs, open water, seagrass beds, mangrove swamp, estuarine and beach. The park includes some very important nursery grounds for economically important species. There preservation ensuring continued supply in the Andaman sea offshore fisheries. Due to the proximity of the shore the water in the park is very often turbid with sediment thus restricting coral growth to a few locations in the park. The best coral occurs at the northern end of Kam Archipelago, but these reefs are very stunted compared to the corals present offshore at nearby Mu Ko Surin National Park.

Koh Phayam

Koh Phayam : Ranong, Thailand

Koh Phayam is the second largest Andaman Sea island off the coast of Ranong Province (Ko Chang, about 4 kms distant, is the largest). Ko Phayam has no roads suitable for automobiles, thus motorbikes are the chief means of transport. Tourists hire motorbikes at the pier and ride along the road to the resorts. There two major beaches/bays, i.e., Ao Yai and Ao Kao Kwai (Buffalo Bay). For those who want to get away from it all, Ko Phayam is reminiscent of what Ko Samui was like 30 years ago, before the airport and hotel developments.

Ao Yai is the largest bay on the west coast, about 3 km long and 300 m wide, with a white sand beach and a gentle swell from Andaman Sea. Stunning sunsets as well.

Koh Phayam is widely thought to be one of the most beautiful–and undiscovered–of Thailand’s islands.