The Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
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Operating day: Daily
Operating time: 06.00 - 18.00
The Park is located near Thalang town, 20 kilometres fromPhuketTown. 22.28 square kilometres of virgin forest are coverd by this park, which also actively conserves a number of wild animals; they would otherwise be extinct in fast-growing Phuket.
It is also a centre for study of the environment and the forest vegetation is spectacular. Giant trees supported by huge buttresses are thick with creepers and climbers of every description.
One species of palm, the Governor's Palm or White Back Palm (pam lang khao in Thai) is especially rare. Langurs, barking deer, mouse deer, deer, bear, wild boar, monkeys, gibbons, and many species of birds inhabit the forest. Khao Phra Thaeo also serves as one of Phuket's most important water sources. Major attractions include:
Namtok Ton Sai A small falls, over which pours a great volume of water during the rainy season. The trees, watercourses, and pools nearby provide one of Phuket's loveliest scenes. The park headquarters and a small restaurant with an excellent view are also at Ton Sai.
Namtok Bang Pae Another waterfall in the sanctuary which is located at Tambon Pa Khlok past the Two Heroines Monument. There is an arboretum and a nursery to rehabilitate captured gibbons before returning them to the wild.
For nature enthusiasts, the sanctuary has mapped out some walking trails. Further information may be obtained from the Nature Study Centre. Tel. 0 7631 1998.
The Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary Map
Category: ●Nature and Wildlife
Tag: ●The Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
Last Update: 3 YearAgo