Kaeng Krachan National Park

Kaeng Krachan National Park

This is the most extensive national park of Thailand occupying an area of 2,915 square kilometers and still largely unexplored. The national park office is located, 3 kilometers beyond Kaeng Krachan Dam.

It was declared a national park on June 12, 1981, with clearly defined areas for a reservoir and year round green jungle in the Tanaosri Ranges which are the origins of many rivers.

The area is also rich in flora and fauna and has an 18-level waterfall named Namtok Tho Thip. About 54 kilometers from the park office on the Sai Wang Won – Namtok Tho Thip route, there is a viewpoint affording magnificent views of misty mountains in the morning and suitable for bird and butterfly watching.

Rafting along the Phetchaburi River takes some 6 hours, passing rapids and several smaller rivers.

Established: 1981 (28th national park of Thailand)
Tourist Attractions: Birdwatching, Buterfly Watching, Caves, Mountains, Cliffs, Viewpoints, Lakes, Waterfalls, Wild Animals
Famous as: The largest national park of Thailand Province: Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan, Western Thailand

Things to do in Kaeng Krachan National Park


Boat Trip in Kaeng Krachan Lake

Boat Trip in Kaeng Krachan Lake

You can hire a boat for a trip in the lake, around the small islands, to see some wild monkeys and visit the Buddhist Meditation Center of the Holy Bodhisattva…

Huai Phu Sai Reservoir

Huai Phu Sai Reservoir

Huai Phu Sai Reservoir is located on the way to Palau Waterfall. Here is located also the Elephant Conservation Information Center, it’s the end of the dangerous road where elephants…

Butterflies at Kaeng Krachan National Park

Butterflies at Kaeng Krachan National Park

There are over 300 species of butterflies that can be found in the Kaeng Krachan National Park. At this time of the year they flock together around areas which still…

Ban Krang Camp, Kaeng Krachan National Park

Chong Yen Campsite, Mae Wong National Park

Ban Krang Camp is one of the best butterflies viewing areas. However park visitors can find butterflies eating on flowers, especially, of shrubs along pathways or wet areas, on wet…

Tenasserim Mountain Range Sunset

Tenasserim Mountain Range Sunset

Climate As most of the moist evergreen forests areas, quite heavy rain often occurs in the park during the rainy season. The weather is really comfortable all year around. Humidity…

Elephant Conservation Information Center

Elephant Conservation Information Center in Kaeng Krachan National Park

Elephant Conservation Project aims to develop the Wildlife based Strategy for the conservation of Kaeng Krachan National Park as well as reducing human-elephant (HEC) based on crop raiding since 2004…

Palau Old Bridge, View to Palau River

Palau Old Bridge, View to Palau River

Palau Old Bridge is located about one kilometer before the entrance to Palau Waterfall. There is parking area in front of the bridge. From the old bridge you can see…

Flora and Fauna Kaeng Krachan National Park

Flora and Fauna Kaeng Krachan National Park

The forests contain a very diverse collection of tree species, both continental trees like oaks, chestnuts, and maples, but also trees found on the Malay Peninsula like palms. 57 species…

River Rafting in Kaeng Krachan National Park

Kaeng Krachan National Parks rapids are probably one of the most well known in Thailand and is the country’s first white water rafting destination. The swirling water, interrupted by islets…

Asian Wild Elephants in Kaeng Krachan National Park

Asian elephants are Thailand’s national animal, and an endangered species. Native populations continue to be seriously threatened by the loss of natural habitats and poaching for ivory and parts. The…

Bird Watching in Kaeng Krachan National Park

Bird Watching in Kaeng Krachan National Park

Kaeng Krachan, Thailand largest national park and regarded as one of the most important remaining wildlife habitats is truly a birdwatching must. The park boasts some of the best forest,…

Thorthip Waterfall

Thorthip Waterfall

Thorthip Waterfall, Kaeng Krachan National Park, is a 9 levels waterfall located deep in the forest with water flows all year round. A campground was built nearby at the confluence…

Palau Lake

Palau Lake

Palau Lake is the last and largest one lake before the entrance of Palau Waterfall.

Palau Waterfall

Palau Waterfall

This 11-tier scenic waterfall, some 60 kilometers west of Hua Hin, is located within a yearlong verdant forest where various kinds of birds and butterflies are found, especially in the…