THAILAND NATIONAL PARKS AND RAINFOREST
Thailand National Parks and Rainforest
Some of the richest remaining rainforest in Asia lies within the boundary of Thailand's oldest and most visited national park, roughly midway between Bangkok and Korat.
The park covers and area of 2172 square km (840 sq miles) and is crossed by over 50 km (31 miles) of hiking trails.
Set in the valley of the Kwi Yai 72 km (45 miles) north of Kanchanaburi town, this attractive park has forest trails and beautiful waterfalls.
Some 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Chiang Mai, Thailand's highest peak is situated in an area designated as a national park. Typical northern countryside, picturesque waterfalls and hilltribe villages are the principal attractions.
Situated 80 km (50 miles) south of Loei town, this picturesque plateau at an average elevation of 1300m (4265 ft) has an area of 60 sq km (23 sq miles) covered in savanna and lofty pines.
This island retreat some 6 km (4 miles) off the coast from Ban Phe in Rayong province is officially designated as a national park. Its main attractions are its secluded coves, fine sandy beaches and coral reefs.
Khao Sam Roi Yot
South of Hua Hin, the 'Mountain of 300 Peaks' national park covers an area of 100 sq km (38 sq miles) and is composed of a series of monumental limestone outcrops forming the habitat of numerous species of shore birds. There are stunning panoramic views of the southern coastline.