Kaeng Krachan National Park
Kaeng Krachan National Park, in Petchaburi Province, is the largest national park in Thailand covering an area of 2,915 sq kms. It has a variety of natural charms, such as lakes, waterfalls, caves, cliffs .
Over 400 species of birds and 57 mammals have been found within the Park boundaries.
Kaeng Krachan nestles on the western brink of the country, four-hours drive from Bangkok. It is a wilderness unparalleled for its rich diversity of birds, large mammals and flora and is part of a continuous forest complex covering 30,000 sq km of land spanning the border with Myanmar. The park lies at the junction of biogeographic zones so biodiversity in the area is a mix of Indo-Burmese and Malaysian forms.
Larger mammals include elephant, gaur, sambar deer, banteng, serow, and bear, indo-chinese tiger, leopard, both common and Feas muntjac. Malayan tapir, white-handed gibbon, dusky and banded langurs, Asian wild dog, otter, and wild boar. Among the birds recorded in the park are six species of hornbills, red junglefowl, both Kalij pheasant and grey peacock-pheasant, woolly-necked stork, black eagle, and many species of songbirds, woodpeckers and other forest birds.
Important InformationIn rainy season, the national park will be closed Ban Krang and Panoen Thung area from August to October every year for visitors safety and forest recovery.