TH14 Sri Phang Nga-Krabi-Krung Chiang
Sri Phang Nga National Park
The best one of two site in the south of Thailand, near by Phuket only 1 hr.
The jungle is stunning; waterfalls abound. The main trail slithers back and forth across a lovely babbling creek., there's a nice dirt road following the creek. But before we got started, three Great Hornbills started barking from the high trees across the field. A variety of bulbuls, spiderhunters, flowerpeckers, fairy-bluebirds. A small crop of bananas is located slightly down the road. We watched spiderhunters zipping around, then caught a Tiger Shrike posing on a banana stalk. Once down to the parking lot for the waterfall on the trail may you can see Banded Pitta, Maroon Woodpecker, Black-headed Bulbul, Black-headed Bulbuls are very common for here, Red-billed Malkoha , Blue-winged Leafbirds, Vernal Hanging Parrot, Asian Fairy-bluebird, Hairy-back Bulbul, a rufous morph Asian Paradise-Flycatcher, Hooded Pitta (rainy season April-July), Orange-breasted Trogons, Helmeted Hornbills, Great Argus, Banded Broadbill, White-rumped Munia, Maroon Woodpecker, Buff-rumped Woodpecker, Buff-rumped Woodpecker, Red-throated Barbets, Chestnut-breasted Malkoh, Little Spiderhunters, Grey-breasted Spiderhunters, White-rumped Needletails and Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrikes fluttered in the trees. A Grey-eyed Bulbul, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Crimson Sunbird , Grey-headed Flycatchers.
For here you can see a lot of birds and got good photo in CF card , The restaurant near the park entrance that served excellent food.
Climate : The park receive a monsoon weather influenced by southwest and northeast monsoon, it is rain almost the year. As a result, there are 2 seasons: hot season start from January to April; and rainy start from May to December. Geography : The park is rugged mountain range parallel Andaman Sea coast. The forest on high elevation is fertile for wild life and on the hill is the headwater. Therefore, there are many beautiful waterfalls and cliffs such as Khlong Khu Rot, Khlong Tam Nang, Khlong Phraek Khwa, Khlong Phraek Sai, Khlong Nang Yon, Khlong Bang Wan and Khlong Bang Yai.
Krung Ching is a rich highland forest embeding in the mountain range of Khao Luang National Park about 800 km south of Bangkok, Thailand. It represents an important site for montane and sub-momtane rainforest species in the Peninsula. Krung Ching is a home to more than 200 out of 978 bird species found in Thailand. These include the magnificent Great Argus Pheasant, Crested Wood-Partridge, Diard's Trogon, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Raffle’s Malkoha, Red-billed Malkoha, Chestnut-breasted Malkoha, Asian Paradise-flycatcher (white morph), Grey-rumped Treeswift, Red-bearded Bee-eater, Dark-throated Oriole, White-crowned Hornbill, Brown Wood-Owl, Javan Frogmouth, Green Broadbill, Banded Pitta and more. Butterfly- lovers should not miss Banded Peacock a national protected wildlife species. Cream-colored Giant Squirrel is one of the most sought-after squirrels among mammal-lovers. For those who are fond of plants; Stag-horn ferns, orchids, colorful fungi are worth looking through binoculars. Non venomous reptiles and amphibians are also worth photographing at night.
Krung Ching waterfall is a beautiful and important waterfall of Khao Luang National Park. Located in Tambon Krung Ching, the waterfall derived its name from Ton Ching which is a kind of palm prevalent in the area. The waterfall has many levels and the most breathtaking level is Nan Fon Saen Ha where water drops off a sheer cliff 100 meters high, splashing down creating a mist covering the area like rain unlike other falls. This waterfall level is depicted on the back of Thailand’s 1,000 baht currency note. The waterfall is under the responsibility of the Khao Luang National Park Protection Unit. The waterfall can be reached by a road 3.8 kilometers long to Nan Fon Saen Ha. The area has a training center, accommodation and a campground.
To get to the falls, take the Nakhon Si Thammarat-Phrom Khiri road (4016). Upon reaching Na Reng intersection, turn left to King Amphoe Nop Phitam and turn right (4186). The total distance is 70 kilometers.