Pa Khao Chao
Pa Khao Chao or Pa Kui Buri is located to the east of Pran Buri District. The forest borders with a military area, Sarit Thanarat Camp, and is part of the reserve area under the care of Kui Buri National Park. It is the water source of Pran Buri River. Pa Khao Chao can be reached from Phetkasaem Road at 253rd km. At 4 kilometers from its entrance, the forest is rich with natural resources. Beautiful butterflies such as Malayan Birdwings and Banded Peacocks can be found, as well as preserved wildlife like gaurs and mountain goats. Visitors are welcome to Pa Khao Chao all year including in dry season. However, routes can get dangerous in the rainy season. Tourist attractions are Namtok Phraek Ta Khro, Namtok Phraek Ta lui, Namtok Huai Kop and Karen villages, where travelers can get a touch of their tribal lifestyle. Namtok Praek Ta Khro is the main stream in Pran Buri. The limpid stream runs cool all year round. The landscape is pleasant, making the waterfall suitable for bathing. Bathroom, campsite and tourist center are provided. The waterfall is large. Its stream curves along the forest line, while rocky beds and water flows can be seen here and there. Visitors should travel in a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle because some parts of the route are dirt or gravel roads and there are slopes to climb. Namtok Phraek Ta Khro is popular among group adventurers. Namtok Phraek Ta Lui is also known as Namtok Thurian. It is located at Mu 6, Ban Suan Thurian community. The entrance to the waterfall is 19 km from Phraek Ta Lui Village. The origin of the name dated back to when the village was a deserted area where nearby villagers visited and hunted animals. They often saw a man named Lui so they called the place Huai Ta Lui, which later changed to Phraek Ta Lui Village. There is also a Karen village nearby. The waterfall is surrounded by mixed forests and rare wildlife. Information on direction and other details are available at Kui Buri National Park. Please call 0 3251 0453. Now the park is close due to the accident caused by Kui Buri wild gaurs. Visitors are recommended to call before visit.