Discover Khao Phra Thaeo National Park - Phuket
Travelers, who are searching for the untouched natural wonders of Phuket, Thailand, we, at Trip Guru, suggest that they may want to visit and explore Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. This virgin rainforest is created by a perfect medley of trees, animals, and waterfalls which help visitors distance themselves from the noise of the city, and invite them into a cacophony of different shades of green. The Khao Phra Taeo National Park, however, is not suited for those who want to take a seat and relax, because the best way to get around the area is by trusting your own two feet.
Nature and animal lovers, floral enthusiasts, and bird watchers are most welcome to visit the national park because it is highly likely that they will see something that they have only read on books or have seen on television. Khao Phra Thaeo National Park houses some of the most beautiful species of flora and fauna that can only be found in Thailand. Some of these amazing wonders include, the Asian Fairy-Bluebird, the rare White Back Palm, the Malay sun bear, and the barking deer, just to name a few. While trekking deep within the national park, travelers will notice a small waterfall along the trail. Although this body of water is not as spectacular as the other waterfalls, the Ton Sai Waterfall bellows in the heart of the rainforest, making it an ideal resting spot for the trekkers. Its scenic appearance is a perfect location for a family picnic or a group shot with friends. There is also a reasonable restaurant nearby in case visitors get hungry.
If you are planning to pay Khao Phra Thaeo a visit, it is always better to bring a few essential items, to make the experience more fun and exciting. Remember to bring your camera (and binoculars if you have any), so that you will be able to capture the beauty of different animals, flowers, and plants living in the area. Also, wear the proper trekking attire, so that you won’t face any difficulty traversing the trail. Lastly, if you are bringing along any non-perishable items, like plastic, make sure to keep it in your pockets first because littering in the park is highly discouraged.
To get to Khao Phra Thaeo National Park from the city of Phuket, you need to head north on Thepakasattri road and after 20kms you will reach the main intersection at Thalang. Once there, take the road heading east until you reach the Forestry Department checkpoint. Admission fee costs around 200, but is free after 3pm.
What our experts tell about this experience.
Went hiking in the National Park and found that it was a great way to exhaust myself out. Reward winning to see the many colorful birds and nature that has been well taken care of though! The waterfall was a natural gem. I liked the cliff most. Seeing it the water cascade down forming a stream down below.. beautiful. My favorite of all was The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project that was on. I’m a monkey man. It’s just that the world is not maintaining its beauty as before and having to see that in some areas still care, means a lot.
Land of the Gibbon monkeys! There's a lot of animals and birds here! There is a fee though. Personally, I don’t think it’s that much, only 200 THB. The waterfall was spectacular I would of liked to stay longer but had other plans. It’s a hidden gem behind all the think branches.. Will definitely go back.