Catagorize: Waterfalls , National Parks & Marine Reserves
Contact: Tambon Sai Khao, Amphoe Khok Pho, Pattani Tel. 0 2562 0760
This park covers some 27,000 acres of forested mountains, with a wide variety of trees, jungle plants and waterfalls. Sai Khao Waterfalls is said to be the most beautiful of the waterfalls and can be reached by a short hike along a rocky stream from the Park office. The waterfall is 40 meters high and surrounded by evergreen forest. Visitors can swim in rock-lined ponds below the falls. The park has bungalows available for overnight stays.
To reach Namtok Sai Khao National Park, take Highway 42 southwest from Pattani Town for 28 kilometers, continuing on to Highway 409. At the crossroads at Ban Na Pradu turn right onto the Napradu - Sai Khao road for about 7 kilometers.
For more details, contact the Department of National Parks in Bangkok at 0 2562 0760, or Namtok Sai Khao National Park in Pattani at 0 7333 9138, or visit www.dnp.go.th.