Attractions in Phetchaburi

Kaeng Krachan National Park

Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติแก่งกระจาน
Tourist Attractions: Birdwatching, Buterfly Watching, Caves, Mountains, Cliffs, Viewpoints, Lakes, Waterfalls, Wild Animals, The largest national park of Thailand
Opening Hours: 05:00 to 19:00 in Sam Yot Checkpoint (The main entrance)
Established: June 12, 1981 (28th national park of Thailand)
Address: Kaeng Krachan Sub-district, Amphur Kang Krachan, Phetchaburi, Thailand 76170
Province: Phetchaburi
Region: Western Thailand

This is the most extensive national park of Thailand occupying an area of 2,915 square kilometers and still largely unexplored.

The national park office is located, 3 kilometers beyond Kaeng Krachan Dam. It was declared a national park on June 12, 1981, with clearly defined areas for a reservoir and year round green jungle in the Tanaosri Ranges which are the origins of many rivers. The area is also rich in flora and fauna and has an 18-level waterfall named Namtok Tho Thip.

About 54 kilometers from the park office on the Sai Wang Won – Namtok Tho Thip route, there is a viewpoint affording magnificent views of misty mountains in the morning and suitable for bird and butterfly watching. Rafting along the Phetchaburi River takes some 6 hours, passing rapids and several smaller rivers.

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