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National Parks Thailand

 


Tarutao National Park

 

Tarutao National Park ;Located in tambon Ko Sarai, Amphoe Muang. It is announced to be a national Park since 1974 including 51 islands Iying around Andaman Sea, Straight of Malacca, It is the most southern  island of Thailand, 4.8 k.m. from Langkawi, Malaysia. In 1982 In was honored “ASEAN “ Herigate Park and Reserver”

 Tarutao Island is the biggest Island of Tarutao National Park It’s most land containts hills, wood, ciff and small gulfs.

 

Location : Amphoe La-Ngu
About 51 large and small islands in the Straits of Malacca in the Indian Ocean have been established as "Tarutao National Park" as proclaimed in the Royal Gazette of April 20 ,1974. The park consists of 7 large islands namely, Tarutao, Adang, Rawi, Lipeh (Nipis), Dong (Budang), Lek (Bisi) and Klang (Tengah). Later UNESCO proclaimed the Tarutao National Park as the "Heritage of ASEAN" a place to be protected and conserved for people all over the world to appreciate.

Of all the islands in this marine park system, Tarutao is the largest, encompassing an area of 151 square kilometers or an equivalent of 44,345 rais. It is 11 kilometers wide and 24 kilometers long. Most of the area is rocky mountains with the highest slope of 708 meters. Most plains can be found in the valleys and seashores. Ko Tarutao consists of many large and small coves and bays around the island, each of which runs a small stream flowing from the central part of the island into the sea on the western side.

How to get there

 

By Bus
There’re 465 km. from Bangkok to Had Yai. From Had Yai, you can go to Pak Ba Ra (Bakbara) ferry departure point by Had Yai – Ra Ngoo taxi or take mini bus from La Ngoo to Pak Ba Ra. You can even take the coach or local bus from Had Yai to Pak Ba Ra.

By Plane
Form Bangkok to Had Yai. Form Ari Port by mini bus to kasad market 20 baht/person. From Kasad Market by van to Pakbara Pier 100 baht/person. Had Yai to Pakbara Pier 1-2 hour.

 


 

Thale Ban National Park


Thale Ban National Park

Location : Amphoe Kwuan Doan and Amphoe Mueang
Thale Ban National Park was declared as the 20th National Park in Thailand on 27th October 1980. The park encompasses a total area of 196km2. Thaleban is approximately 1,000 km south of Bangkok, in the province of Satun. The park covers the mountainous border area between Satun province, Thailand and Perlis state, Malaysia.

The park headquarters are located in a valley which runs through the mountains, and is situated only 2kms from the border. This valley is a historic link between the two countries and this has influenced the development of the area by mixing Malaysian with the original Thai culture. The names of many park locations are actually Malaysian in origin.

Talaybun National Park is situated between Amphoe Kwuan Doan and Amphoe Mueang, Satun Province, with the following adjacent territory
• Facing Tu Yoh Canal, Tambon Wangprachan, Kwuan Doan District, Satun province
• Bordering Sadao District, Songkhla province
• Bordering the Malaysian State of Perlis
• Facing the Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean

How to get there
By Car
From Bangkok, take Petchakasem Highway to Suratthani then take Highway No. 4 to Rattaphum District, Songkhla province then take Highway No.406 to Kuan Doan District then take the Thai-Malaysian Border Road No. 4184.

By Plane
There is no direct flight to Satun. The trip by air can be made via Hat Yai Airport then taking a Hat Yai – Satun van to Kuoan Sator junction. The van leaves every hour from 06.00 am. – 07.00 pm. at 60 Baht/person. Buses from Hat Yai – Satun leaves every 15 minutes from 06.00 am. – 06.30 pm. at 38 Baht/person for air-conditioned bus and 35 Baht/person for standard bus.

By Train
Visitors can take a Bangkok-Hat Yai train and get off at the Hat Yai Train Station, continue on to the National Park as by Car.

By Bus
There are buses from Bangkok to Satun daily and the distance from Bangkok to Satun is 973 km or approximately 11hours. The cost for standard bus is 556 Baht.

 

 

Mu Ko Phetra National Park

Mu Ko Phetra National Park: is situated at Avonun, tambon Paknom Amphoe La Ngu is 7 km. from the heart of La Ngu. It has a responsible area along the coast of Amphoe La Ngu and Amphoe Tung Wa and end at the province of Tiang.

 


Mu Ko Phetra National Park

Location : Amphoe La-Ngu
The park is situated on the Andaman sea coast in Satun and Trang provinces. It consists of an area of coastline and over 30 islands. The park has many diverse habitats including; open water, coral fringed islands, sandy beaches, forest covered islands to sheer rocky islands which rise steeply out of the sea. There are also a few patches of mangrove forest, beach forest and tropical forest. The islands within the park are small the largest being Khao Yai Island which is about 4.7 sq.km in area. The sea area of the park includes many important fishing grounds for this reason many of the islands act as temporary refuges for fishing boats during monsoon storms.

The park was established by royal decree on the 31st December 1984. The park covers a total area of 494.38 km2, of which 468.38 sq.km or 94.74% is open water. Mu Ko Phetra is the third protected area in Satun province and is the 14th Marine park in Thailand.

How to get there
By Car
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 4 past Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chumphon then take Highway No. 41 to Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phatthalung. From Phatthalung, drive on to Amphoe Rattaphum, Songkhla then take Highway No. 4 and turn right to Highway No. 406. It is 973 km from Bangkok

By Plane
There is no direct flight to Satun. The trip by air can be made via Hat Yai Airport then taking a taxi or public bus to Satun for 97 km.

By Train
Visitors can take a Bangkok-Ya La or Bangkok-Hat Yai train and get off at the Hat Yai Train Station, then take a taxi from Ratthakan Post Office to Satun. It is 97 km from Hat Yai to Satun. Vans and public buses are also available. Transportation from Hat Yai Train Station is operating daily, departing every hour starting from 06.00 am. – 0400 pm. Normal buses (Hat Yai –Pakbara–Satun route) from Hat Yai Clock Tower are also operating 3 times daily starting from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

By Bus
The distance from Bangkok to Satun is 980 km. The cost for standard bus is 450 Baht and 580 Baht for air-conditioned bus. The distance from Satun to Phetra Islands National Park is 60 km. The cost for standard bus is 33 Baht and 50 Baht for taxis.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 
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