Catagorize: Other religious & spiritural sites
Contact: located on Sala Chip Road, opposite the city hall Tel. -
Phrachuap Khiri Khan
Opening days: Every day
Official Hours: 08.30 – 17.00
Contact Information: It is located at Khao Deang, Amphur Kui Buri, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province Telephone +663 282 1568
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is located in Amphur Kui Buri area and Amphur Sam Roi Yot, 63 kilometers away from Hua Hin to the south. Based on the passed-on legend, the area was once the sea with a number of big and small islands. At that time, a merchant junk passed by and encountered the storm which was resulted in sinking. The 300 junk survivors settled down on those islands. Therefore,the area was called “Koh Sam Roi Rot” (the 300 survivors) and slightly changed into “Khao Sam Roi Yot” (the 300 peaks) until nowadays.
This national park is 98 square kilometer or 61,300 rai in total. The geographical features is consisted of coastal steep limestone mountains with the another plain wetland near the sea which is wetland and shallow basin including limestone islands lining close to the coast. This area is a habitat for various kinds of birds especially between November and February. It is announced as a national park on 28th June 1966 which is the fourth national park and the first coastal national park of Thailand.
The national park has many interesting places worth visiting, starting from “Khao Daeng View Point. This place is located on one peak of the Khao Deang range. The most suitable time for watching the scenery or sunrise is 5.30 am in early morning.
For those who prefer watching sunset, you can ride a boat along Khao Daeng canal to the view point. The pier is at the front of Khao Daeng Temple. The ride is 3 – 4 kilometers and it is recommend to have a boat ride between 16.30 – 17.00 since the weather will not be too hot and it will be the perfect time to enjoy the captive sunset. The fee for one boat ride is 400 baht. The boat can accommodate up to 6 passengers.
Lastly, those who love Thailand’s marvelous nature, it is suggested to visit “Sam Roi Yot Field” which is natural large lowland. It is a home of diversified plants and animals and one of the important spot for bird watching of the country.