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Phetchaburi is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram and Prachuap Khiri Khan. In the west it
borders Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar. Geography Phetchaburi is located at the northern end of the Malay Peninsula, with the Gulf of Thailand to the East and the Tanaosi mountain range forming the boundary to Myanmar. Except these border mountains most of the province is a flat plain area. With an area of about 3000 km² the Kaeng Krachan National Park is Thailand largest national park, covering nearly half of the province. It protects mostly rainforests in the mountains along the boundary to Myanmar, but also the Kaeng Krachan reservoir is part of the park.
Kaeng Krachan is the largest national park of Thailand, located at the northern end of the Malay Peninsula. Due to its location near the touristical town Hua Hin it is a popular park.
Geography The park covers parts of the districts Nong Ya Plong, Kaeng Krachan and Tha Yang of Phetchaburi Province, and of Hua Hin of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. It consists mainly of rain forests within the eastern slope of the Tenasserim Mountain Range. The highest elevation is at 1,200 m., the mean elevation of the area is at Two main rivers originate within the park, the Pranburi River and the Phetchaburi River.The Phetchaburi is blocked by the Kaeng Krachan dam at the eastern border of the park. The dam creates a lake covering an area of 46.5 km². The dam was built in 1966.
History The park has been included in the list of ASEAN heritage parks. In 2005 it was also submitted to UNESCO for consideration as a future world heritage site. Thailand's largest national park , Kaeng Krachan is a superb park for trekkers and a paradise for birdwatchers.
dominated by semi-evergreen forests, with hill evergreen forest above 1,200 m. the lower reaches of two major streams have been dammed and are mostly deforested, but the upper reaches may still contain some moist, valley bottom forest at low elevation. Fauna and Flora 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 of mammals Bird community The park is home of more than 400 birds species including 6 hornbill species. Of the hornbills, two species of Wrinkled, Wreathed, Plain-pouched Hornbill to
present, in addition to Great Hornbill. Many northern Montanan birds are also recorded here. You will enjoy an exciting search for Grey Peacock-Pheasant, Bar-backed Partridge, Kalij Pheasant, however, and possibly also Long-billed Partridge. Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Besra, Wreath Hornbill, Crested Jay, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Dusky Broadbill, Banded Broadbill, Chestnut-breasted Malkoha, White-hooded Babbler, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Grey Treepie. Kaeng Krachan far from Bangkok 3 hr., Park closed during the rainy season from August to October of each year.
Bird Hide Thai call Bo Nok “ Bo” in mean Small Pond , “ Nok “ is mean Bird , the magic place for bird
watching, for here is wonderful place to see many specie bird come to take a baht drinking and feeding, Create by local people in the village, people live around the forest park they had to be hunter before make a farm. He know well about the trail of mammal and bird living around his area, he will make small pond like a trap and build 2-3 hind for people hide in side with camera, In every day farmer fill a fresh water 15 liter (pond size wide 3 foot - long 4 foot – water deep 4 inch) and leave some fruits for bird and mammal eat. Bird start to active on 07:00 – 17:00 if a day the weather around 30 C. or sunshine no cloudy, bird much more active at small pool for take a bath. since 2008 the first pond build by Uncle Sin ,his pond show a lot of bird live around here more 35 specie per day such as Bar-backed Partridge, Scaly-breasted Partridge, Kalij Pheasant, Red Junglefowl, Crested Goshawk, Red-legged Crake, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Eared Pitta, Emerald Dove, , White-browned Scimitar-Babbler, Large Scimitar-babbler, Black-crested Bulbul, Black-headed Bulbul, Stripe-throated Bulbul, Racket-tailed Treepie, Green Magpie, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Siberian Blue Robin, White-rumped Shama, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, etc. And also small mammal such as Greater Mouth Deer, Squirrels, Wild Pig. The small pond located out side Kaeng Krachan by the forest edge, if you want to go for birding or bird photography, Please contact Wild Bird before booking tour because we don’t put in the program and we will need to check information before take you there.