Phang Nga Attractions

Khao Lampi Hat Thai Mueang National Park
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Khao Lampi Hat Thai Mueang National Park : Phang Nga, Thailand

Khao Lampi – Hat Thai Mueang National Park was declared a national park on 14 April, 1986, and covers a total area of 45,000 rai. The national park has 2 sections; namely, the Lam Pi Range which comprises a long stretch of mountains of mostly igneous rocks of 60 – 140 million years old, and Hat Thai Mueang, a white sandy beach on the Andaman Sea.

The Lam Pi Range features evergreen forests of plant species like Yang (Dipterocarpus alatus), Takhian Thong (Hopea odorata), Krabak (Anisoptera costata), ferns, rattan, bamboo, etc. The topmost peak is Yot Khao Khamin, which is 622 metres high.

Hat Thai Mueang features white sandy beaches in the west and a mangrove forest in the east, where the Park’s headquarters is situated. The fauna found within the Park include palm civet, sambar deer, red junglefowl, thick-billed pigeon, etc. Marine life includes stingray, mullet, flying fish, starfish, and small coral reefs.

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Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park
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Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park : Phang Nga, Thailand

Khao Lak – Lam Ru National Park is located 33 kilometres. from Amphoe Takua Pa at Km. 56-57 on the left of Highway No. 4. It was established as a national park in August 1991 and covers a total area of 78,125 rai in Amphoe Takua Pa, Amphoe Thai Mueang, Amphoe Kapong, and Amphoe Mueang Phang-nga.

The Khao Lak – Lam Ru National Park features undulating mountains including Khao Lak, Khao Saeng Thong, Khao Mai Kaeo, and Khao Plai Bang To. The mountains are covered with evergreen forests where several species of flora can be found such as Yang – Dipterocarpus alatus, Phayom – Shorea roxburghii, Malacca teak, Bunnak – Mesua ferria, Takhian Thong – Hopea odorata, Krabak – Anisoptera costata, etc.

The highest mountaintop is about 1,077 metres above sea level and is the watershed of the province’s major rivers including the Phang Nga and Takua Pa. Frequented fauna are Malayan tapir, tiger, Sumatran serow, monkey, langur, deer, barking deer, great argus pheasant, hornbill, woodpecker, bulbul, and hill myna. There are 5-kilometres and 7-kilometres Namtok Ton Chong Fa Nature Trails, taking about 2 and 5 hours, respectively. There are nature interpretation signs along the steep routes. A guide is needed.

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