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Sai Yok National Park

Sai Yok National Park

Sai Yok National Park is situated 100 km (62 mi) Northwest of Kanchanaburi in Kanchanaburi Province of Thailand.

 

 

Location: Kanchanaburi Province, 100 km (62 mi) Northwest of Kanchanaburi

Tel. 0-3451-6163-4

Info: TAT, Kanchanaburi    Tel. 0-3451-1200

www.dnp.go.th 

 

 

 

Description of Sai Yok National Park

 

Sai Yok National Park entrance is surrounded by limestone caves that serve as nesting place for hundreds of bats. Sai Yok National Park is home to the smallest bat in the World Craseonycteris Thonglongyai. It weights only 1.5- 2 grams with a wingspan of 130- 145 mm from tip to tip. Additionally you can find remains of the infamous Road of Death. During World War II Allied prisoners of war were marched by their Japanese captor into concentration camps. Most of them didn't survive and died along the way. Sai Yok National Park contains some of the remains of Japanese furnaces from the time period.

 

 

Typically a visit to Sai Yok National Park begins at Nam Tok Sai Yok Yai (or simply Sai Yok Yai) water fall (pictured above). It flows into the Kwai Noi Mae river near the suspension bridge. There is a small Buddhist temple near the falls and two caves Davadung and Krase full of spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. Forest of Sai Yok National Park carries a wide variety of mammal species that include deer, gibbon monkey, serval, loris, tiger, Malayan porcupine, hornbills and many others. Occasionally tourists can spot an Asian elephant that ventures in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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