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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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  • Great to visit a place without hordes of Chinese and other turisterKing Project the impressive dam there opdæmmer a Lake on the Lake and close to the boat trip on the 45km2Dejlig Monkey IslandAberne swims right up to the boat and begging for food Trip ended with lunch in a real Thai restaurant, where dining card only available in thai
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  • Beautiful waterfall with several levels. Purchase fiskemad, if you have children with. Fun for the kids to feed the fish. We had 3 children with on 5, 11 13 years-they made the trip & so fine all the way to the 5th level, despite the muddy paths, smooth stones and very humid weather. Bold experience....... little Robinson-like.
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  • We went to see our friends at Kaeng Krachan. They took us to the top of the mountain to see the fog at 6 am. The road was unpaved. The views were amazing. It took us four hours for the trip. We also v...  more »
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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,,,
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