Phetchaburi Travel Guide :
Kaeng Krachan National Park
| Kaeng Krachan National Park is the largest park in Thailand occupying an area of 2,915 square kilometers of land. Kaeng Krachen was delicated a national park in 1981 and it around 53.5 kilometers from the city and 3 kilometers after Kaeng Krachan Dam.
The park is situated in the Tanaosri Ranges and this ensures that it is green right round the year. The ranges are the source for many rivers, including Maenam Phetchaburi and Maenam Pranburi. The park also has a reservoir that fulfills the water needs of the wildlife.
The Kaeng Krachan National Park is home to large wild animals like the leopard, tiger and elephant. When you have had your fill with the animals, you can relax at the 18-level Namtok Tho Thip. This waterfall is located around 54 kilometers from the park's office. A visit to the waterfall is worth it because of the scenic viewpoints on the way where you can stop and watch birds and butterflies. The spots are also excellent for viewing the misty mountains in the morning.
That is not all that the park has to offer. You can go trekking along Khao Panoen Thung, which is located at a height of 1,207 meters above sea level. Other popular activity that the park offers is rafting along the Maenam Phetchaburi. The entire rafting trip takes around 6 hours and you cover rapids and other small rivers. The rafting starts from the park area itself.
The Kaeng Krachan National Park offers camping area for people who want spent their nights gazing at the stars. In addition, there are also toilet facilities provided by the park.