Catagorize: National Parks & Marine Reserves
Contact: Kui Buri National Park located in Amphur Pranburi, Samroiyod and Muang, Prachuap Kiri Khan province. It is the headwater, which consist of valuable natural resources and beautiful scenic. The park has 969 km2. Tel. 0 3264 6292
The 969 Sq.Km. of Kuiburi National Park spreads over 4 districts in Prachuap Khiri Khan, namely Amphoe Pran Buri, Amphoe Sam Roi Yot, Amphoe Kuiburi and Amphoe Mueang. There are walking trails to enter the wood in Mueang district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province. From Km. 320 on Petchkasem Road, there is an entrance to Ban Nikom Doen Bandai which is a 15-kilometer long tarmac road. Yet, the rest is a gravel-paved road causing great difficulties to travel in rainy season.
An overview of geography of Kuiburi National Park is made up of an undulated mountain range and vast watershed areas west of Thai-Myanmar border. The national park sits on the steep Tanaosri Mountain range and contains evergreen rain forest, dry evergreen rain forest, and mixed deciduous forest. Its abundant natural resources includes a variety of economically important plants and natural habitats for a great number of wild animals, for example wild elephants, gaurs, chamois and etc.
Kuiburi National Park maintains its natural beauty and intact ecosystem not altered by human exploitation. Visitors can find 2 kinds of accommodation, namely residence house and tent. The national park also provides a safe area to observe herds of elephants and gaurs, so this is the must-do activity. In addition, tourists can try the 300-meter long walking trail to admire Kalamet. The walking route takes about 30 minutes. The aromatic wood of Kalamet has been used to make the urn-shaped casket for the Royal cremation of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, the princess of Naradhivas.