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Kaeng Krachan National Park, Cha-am
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Kaeng Krachan is the largest national park of Thailand. It is on the border with Burma, contiguous with the Tanintharyi Nature Reserve. It is a popular park owing to its location near the tourist town of Hua Hin.GeographyThe park covers parts of the districts Nong Ya Plong, Kaeng Krachan, and Tha Yang of Phetchaburi Province, and of Hua Hin of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. It consists mainly of rain forest on the eastern slope of the Tenasserim Mountain Range. The highest elevation is 1,200 m. Two main rivers originate within the park area, the Pranburi River and the Phetchaburi River. The Phetchaburi is blocked by the Kaeng Krachan Dam at the eastern border of the park. The dam creates a lake covering an area of 46.5 km2. The dam was built in 1966.HistoryThe park was created on 12 June 1981 as the 28th national park of Thailand. Originally covering an area of 2,478 km2, it was enlarged in December 1984 to include the boundary area between Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan Provinces.The park has been included in the list of ASEAN Heritage Parks. In 2005 it was also submitted to UNESCO for consideration as a future world heritage site.
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  • This beautiful park located at the heart of the mountains above the resort town of Hua Hin is the largest park in Thailand! With its mountainous landscape, climbing up to 1500 m altitude it offers a more comfortable temperature on the side and allows vegetation to grow particularly lush way! Giant bamboo, winding vines, exotic flowers... One beautiful backdrop for the monkeys, Tigers, deer and other birds that live by the thousands in this beautiful natural setting. Only BIG negative on which the Park could work it is the indication. It had been extremely difficult to find and had to ask every kilometre what route to take. Maybe it's changed since then!
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  • It is a magical place, and beautifully relaxing, we are not likely to forget this place.
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  • Suitable for those who want a quiet park with waterfalls, sea cliff, Andhra momchati tham who love suggest to wash time in life hurt?
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  • Big natural park. The chance to meet wild animals.
  • One of the last real Natural parks left in the World .
  • i didn't see the big wildlife i was hoping to see, but the smaller wildlife made such a racket at night it was hard to sleep.
  • Very nice,,,
  • That maka