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Tok Lampi is in Mu 6 of Tambon Thai Muang off Petch Kasem
Rd. (Route 4) on km 32-33. Turn left at a gravel road junction
and go about 1.5 kms. The waterfall is medium sized and divided
into three levels, each about 100 meters high. It flows year
Nam Tok Tone Prai
is a large waterfall with water flowing year round. At km. 28-29 of
Petch Kasem Rd. is a gravel side road. Turn left and go for 7 kms. Then
continue on foot for another kilometer. The hike to the falls is most
enjoyable during dry season.
Similan National Park
Ko Similan National Park A group of 9 small islands,
50 kms. off the west coast of Phang-nga in the Andaman Sea. The National
Park covers an area of 80,000 rai. Skin Diving Magazine rated them
among the ten loveliest places on Earth, because of the great natural
beauty found on the islands themselves the extensive surrounding coral
gardens beneath the waves.
The islands are undeveloped and unspoiled; numerous species of fish,
crustaceans, and other forms of sea-life abound; water clarity and
diving are excellent. Similan is corrupted from the Malay Sembilan
and means nine. From north to south in order the islands are
: Koh Bon, Koh Ba Ngu, Koh Similan, Koh Pahyoo, Koh Miang (two islands),
Koh Pahyan, Koh Payahng and Koh Hu Yong.
Island The largest island in the Similan archipelago has
a large granite outcrop shaped like a horseshoe with a panoramic view
of the Andaman and surrounding islands from its crest.
Koh Similan is an excellent location for hiking and snorkeling. It
encompasses a long curving bay with powdery sand beaches and wonderful
underwater scenery. Beneath the shallow, clear waters, coral reefs
and colorful fish abound. Spiny lobsters in rock crevices, sea fans
and plume worms can be found in a small bay on the west of the island.
|Surin National Park
Koh Surin National Park is located in the Andaman Sea and
covers an area of approximately 135 square km. The five islets of
Koh Surin Neua, Koh Surin Tai, Koh Ri, Koh Kai and Koh Klang were
declared a national park on July 9, 1981.
The Surin Archipelago is highly
rated for its excellent diving and snorkeling. Mu Koh Surin is close
to the marine boundary between Myanmar and Thailand. The two main
attractions within the national park are Surin Islands and the Sea
Khao Lak-Lamroo National Park
Khao Lak-Lamroo National Park, Takua Pa covering parts
of Thai Muang, Kapong, Takuapa, and Phangnga Town districts this park
lies about 33 kms south of Takuapa Town on Route 4.
Ao Phangnga National Park
marine park is 12 km from the provincial capital in the
districts of Amphoe Muang, Takuatung, and Koh Tao, with a total area
of 250,000 rai, or 400 sq km. It was declared a national park on April
The expansive, turquoise extension of the Andaman Sea is composed
of a mass of limestone islands that protrude from the sea in different
shapes and sizes. Caves and beautiful bays together with rock formations
and mangrove forests are some of the park's major attractions.
Sri Phangnga National Park
Phangnga National Park was founded in honor of His Majesty
the King, to celebrate his 60th birthday anniversary. The park lies
in Khuraburi District, about 100 km north from Phangnga provincial
It occupies an area of approximately 250 sq km. The national park
is rich forest with a large variety of flora and fauna. It is a great
place for all kinds of mountain activities, including camping, hiking
and the study of tropical plants and trees.