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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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  • We visited this park one Sunday and yet there was hardly anyone. This place was very wild even if found "trails". There are a lot of butterflies and birds. The Park is huge and you can camp there. For the nature lovers.
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  • Make easy access but with tennis encounters with monkeys they are curious not to disturb or try to feed them they are doing themselves are not pets
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  • Phetchaburi tourist attractions to have lot of Kaeng Krachan National Park. If they would go outside and eat cough pain of Martin dam, asked what is amazing, it doesn't have anything special, but the special is to get fresh air breeze and sniff, for lovers of the tea for tuek.
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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