Attractions in Khao Lak-Lamru National Park, Phangnga, Thailand
Animals consists of Colugo, Binturong, Malaysian weasel, Drynaria.
bonii H. Christ, Bat and the big mammal animals found here are
Sumatran serow, Malayan Tapir, etc.
Could be classified into the daytime living reptiles such as
Idian or Bengal Monitor, etc. and the reptiles that you could
find directly are Snake such as Iridescent earth snake, Malayan
pit viper, and White-lipped pit viper.
Such as Bufo asper Gravenhorst, Rana laticeps Boulenger, and
Heymon's Froglet, etc.
From survey could be classified into 15 class-orders 108 families,
for example Crested serpent-eagle, White-bellied sea-eagle,
Emerald Dove and Scarlet Minivet , etc. while the big birds
could be found 3 types, namely Bushy-crest hornbill, Oriental
pied hornbill, and Homrai.
Most of them could be found in the primary rainforest, especially
in the creek or pond area. The daytime butterflies are defined
as conserved animals totally 3 types, namely Troides aeacus
thomsoni, Troides amphrysus ruficollis, and Stichophthalma godfreyi.
For example the sea cucumber group such
as Black Cucumber, H. scabra, etc. , the hedgehog group such
as Malayan Porcupine, etc., the sea slug such as Feather star,
etc., the fish group such as Morey eel, Lizardfish, Long Tom,
etc., the star group such as Feather star, the crab group such
as Giant murex, Tiger Cowrie.
The cape near headquarters has an interesting nature trail, and those who
complete the 3km walk are rewarded with a clean quite sandy cove. The
trail leads from the park restaurant along the edge of the cape. At
several places views along the coast and back towards headquarters are
possible. The trail is fairly easy walking although there are a couple
of short steep ascents and descents. Those who complete the trail come
out at a small sandy beach which is backed by a freshwater lagoon.
This beach is quite remote so many wildlife tracks may be found in the sand.
Species seen include; Water monitor (Varanus salvator), Moonrat
(Echinosorex gymnurus) and Crab eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis). monitor
Rock Beach approximately 300 meters north of park headquarters, is a scenic beach with coral
outcrops and colourful aquatic life to be found in the crystal
clear waters around huge boulders.
Secluded Beach as its name suggests is hidden away, 800
meters from the park headquarters. Rocky outcrops at both ends
of the beach makes access from the beach area difficult. Along
the trail that leads to Secluded Beach, there is a ‘foot print’
carved into a rock.
It's the white sand beach which is very quiet and able to swim,
dive and see coral. You can go to this beach by walking from
the national park headquarters about 1.5 kilometers through
forest and passing on the line of sea shore.
Located on the Takua Pa - Khao Lak route. Driving from Takua Pa town on Phetkasem Road,
the cape will be on the right, another 5 kilometres down the side road. It is a sandy
beach piled with deer coral washed up on the beach by strong waves thus giving the beach its name.
The beach is blessed with groves of pine, making it ideal for camping and relaxation.
The park has a number of waterfalls the most visited being Lam Ru waterfall.
This waterfall is located about 30km from the park headquarters. Another waterfall
is only 10km from headquaters; it is situated at the end of a rough track, so
an offroad vehicle is recommended. The waterfall is a short 10 minute walk from
the end of the track. This waterfall has been used as a forest retreat for
Buddhist monks, a shrine and remains of their shelter are still visible nearby.
The waterfall is a single drop of about 10m with a pool at the base which is
good for swimming, this waterfall is best visited in the dry season as in the
monsoon the quantity of water makes bathing dangerous. A Forest trail leads
up into the interior of the park from here.
Ton Chong Fa Waterfall
Ton Chong Fa Waterfall is located on the Takua Pa - Khao Lak route like Laem Pakarang.
Driving from Takua Pa town, the waterfall will be on the left,
a right turn and going for another 5 kilometres. The cascade runs all year round
and the surroundings are blissfully calm and cool under the trees shade.
This 5-tiered waterfall is located within the area of the National Park.
It is 9 kilometres from the branching road from Highway No. 4090,
passing Kapong District office on the way to Lamru village, and
another kilometre to Lamru waterfall.
Lamprao Waterfall and Hin lat Waterfall,
This waterfall is located 8 kilometres to the east of Kapong District office. T
hree canals merge to form the origin of the crystal clear waterfall.
The water from the falls gather into a stream and flows through a
field of naturally beautiful arrangement of rocks and boulders.
Take Highway No. 4090 and proceed towards Ban Tungka-ngok, Amphoe
Muang, Phang-nga province for approximately 4 km. From this
point, it is a short walk to the waterfall.
One of the important streams in Tai Muang District, Khlong Lamru-Yai is a major stream
that consists of many creeks, each with a small waterfall
Take Highway No. 4 heading towards Tai Muang District. Then
turn into a small lane near the post office in Lamkan Village.
Then proceed towards the forest protection unit.
Guesthouses are available in the park's headquarter and hotel accommodation
and resorts can be found in the surrounding areas.
|The Khao Lak-Lamru National Park Headquarters
Tambon Kukkak, Takuapa District,
Phang-nga province 82190
Tel. 076 420 243
|Guest House Service Office
Marine National Park Division
Royal Forest Department, Chatuchak, Bangkok
Tel. 02 561 2918 to 21