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Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

 

 

Location: 37 km (23 mi) South of Pranburi, Khiri Khan Province   Map

Info: TAT, Cha-am

Tel. 0-3247-1005

Area: 98,08 km²

www.dnp.go.th 

 

 

 

Description of Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

 Khao Sam Roi Yot National Marine Park (in Thai, เขา สาม ร้อย ยอด) is a protected area of central Thailand, in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. It has 98,08 square kilometers of extension, of which 20,88 km2 are marine areas. It was declared in 1966, the fourth of the country and the first of a marine nature. Rare animals in the park include the Chinese serau (Nemorhaedus sumatraensis), the spectacled langur (Trachypithecus obscurus), as well as many species of birds. In the sea, the dolphin of the river Irawadi appears occasionally (Orcaella brevirostris). It is located on the western coast of the Gulf of Thailand.  Khao Sam Roi Yot National Marine Park presents a variety of landscapes, from limestone mountains with a maximum altitude of 605 meters above sea level, to freshwater marshes, coastal plains, beaches and an island off the coast.

 

Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is named after its highest peak. The name of the mountain is translated as "The Mountain with 300 peaks" to describe its rugged top. Tenasserim Hills with its rich biosphere overlook the Gulf of Thailand.

 

Phraya Nakhon Cave (Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park)

Phraya Nakhon Cave consists of two caverns. The Kuha Karuhas pavilion that still stands was erected in 1890 to honor the arrival of the king of Siam Chulalongkorn or Rama V. The site was also visited by king Vajuravudh and king Bhumibol Adulyadej.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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