Khao Phanombencha National Park, Krabi Town

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Khao Phanom Bencha National Park is a national park in Krabi Province, Thailand. The park is named for Khao Phanom Bencha mountain and protects an area of virgin rainforest and rare wildlife.GeographyKhao Phanom Bencha is north of Krabi town and encompasses parts of Krabi, Khao Phanom and Ao Luek districts. The park's area is and reaches its highest point at the 1397m peak of Khao Phanom Bencha, part of a mountain range running north to south.AttractionsThe park has numerous large waterfalls, including Huai To Falls, a waterfall of five cascades and a height of 80m. Nearby Huai Sakhe Falls is a waterfall of three cascades.Khao Pheung is a cave featuring stalactites and stalagmites. The Khao Phanom Bencha mountain peak is thickly forested and climbable on a multi-day trek.Flora and faunaThe park's forest includes such tree species as teak, takian, Dipterocarpus alatus, Lagerstroemia, Magnolia champaca and Parkia speciosa. At lower elevations Calamus palms and bamboo are found.
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  • We decided to take a break from sand and waves and go see this gorgeous national park. As a previous (one star) review says, the mountain trail "to the waterfall" is for serious climbers only. We did ...  more »
  • National Park, associated primarily with a large waterfall. It's not a waterfall, a huge waterfall, svergajushhijsja with the rock in two. Total height not less than 30 metres. We were in the rainy season and maybe on this waterfall was too polnovoden. Beautiful two ledge. The truth is you cannot swim-too finely. Walk to the waterfall is not hard. Better to go in sneakers. There are slippery and rocky places on the footpath.
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  • We loved the Huay toh waterfall here but would advise anyone not to visit the elephant camp. It's really upsetting to see them all with the heavy seats on, and the mahouts constantly shouting at them....  more »

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