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● Kao Phanom Bencha National Park
lies about 20 kilometers from Krabi town on the Talat Kao-Ban Huai To Road. The park covers an area 50.12 square kilometers in parts of three district : Khao Phanom , Amphoe Muang and Ao luk. It is composed mainly of virgin forest growing amid craggy hills and valleys. There are a number of interesting places to visit
● Namtok Huai Sa-de
springs from a steep cliff 1.2 kilometers from the park offices.
● Tham Khao Phung (Khao Phung Cave)
5 caves with stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes lying 3 kilometers distant from the National Park Office. Some resemble stupas, others mushrooms, a curtain, etc. The cave wall are sparkling white and dazzlingly beautiful. Tourist accommodations and services are available nearby; to make reservations, contact the Kao Panom Bencha National Park Office, Amphoe Muang, Krabi 81000.
● Namtok Khlong Haeng
The source of this 500 meter tall water fall in Mount Thep Bencha, th etallest mountain in Krabi. It lies about 10 kilometers from the Kao Panom District office.
● Ton Han Waterfall
This falls has its source in the Kao Panom Bencha Mountains like Klong Haeng Waterfall, but it is as tall. It lies 16 kilometers from the Kao Panom district office.
Amphoe Khlong Thom
● Wat Khlong Thom Museum
This contains stone tools, bronze implements, metal coins, pottery shards, ceramic and stone decorative arts, and colored beads more than five-thousand years old dug from excavations in the area. The museum is on the grounds of Klong Tom Temple in Tambon Klong Tom Tai, 1 kilometer distant from Klong Tom District office.
● Namtok Hin Phoeng
This three-level falls drops from a height of 800 meters and lies in Ban Hin Perng in Tambon Klong Pon, 25 kilometers from the Klong Tom District offices. The area is forested and shady.
● Thung Teao Forest
This is one of only a few lowland forests in Southern Thailand. The nature trail begins about 800 meters before reaching the Kao Nor Ju Ji Park Office within the Restricted Hunting Area of Kao Pra-Bang Kram. It passes through both secondary forest, now in the process of development and growth and primary forest containing very large, ancient trees. The trail climbs into the limestone foothills, passing a pool of startling clarity and beauty. After that it enters an area open and spacious before returning to the park office. Many animals and plant species in the lowland forest are extremely rare, some are close to extinction. Of particular note is the colorful Pitta Gurney bird, or nok taew laew tong dam in Thai, which was long thought wiped out but has recently been re-discovered living in Tung Tiao.
● Namtok Ron
These are 12 kilometers from the Klong Tom District office in Tambon Klong Tom Nua. The area is forested and shady; the hot springs are hotter than others nearby.
● Koh Sila
On this island are found many colorful and exotic species of bird. Koh Sila, is 2 kilometers from Hat Bor Muang Beach.
Amphoe Nua Klong
● Jam Islan or Poo Island
A large Muslim-populated island forming its own sub-district in Krabi. The population engages mostly in fishing, rubber cultivation and the local craft of cloth weaving. This last has become so well-known that Krabi province is famous for its cloth, called Pah Tor Koh Poo weven cloth. During the fair-weather months of dry season. passage to the island can be made by taking a boat from the Jao Fa pier in Krabi Town; when the weather is rainy, take a boat from Laem Kruad pier in Nua Klong District. Beach bungalows are available for overnight visitors.
● Sri Bor Yah Island
This island lies not far from Jam Island and is likewise populated by Muslims engaged in fishing and rubber planting. The atmosphere is quiet and pleasant, perfect for unhurried holiday relaxation. Beach bungalows are available. During fair - weather months take the boat from Jao Fa Pier in Krabi Town ; in rainy season, leave form Laem Kruad pier in Nua Klong District.
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Posted by Kornwalai L. at Thursday, September 11, 2008