TheTamPa-Thapol Wildlife Conservation
The Tam Pa-Thaphol Wildlife ConservationThe Tam Pa-Thapol Wildlife Conservation zone takes up over 700 acres of land in the Sub-District of NernMaprang, some 80 kilometers away from Pitsanulok. Directions to the conservation zone is quite simple, travel 20 kilometers on highway 12 until arriving at Wangtong District. Take a right turn heading towards the District of Saklek, which is around 38 kilometers. Then continue on highway 11 and make a left turn on to highway 1115, for another 17 kilometers. Whilst arriving at NernMaprangSeuksaWitthaya School (2 kilometers prior to arriving at the city center), you will notice a sign indicating the route to Pa Thapol Cave, which takes another 10 kilometers. Certain parts of the road will be in gravel, so it is advised to use 4WD vehicles in the rainy season.The conservation zone is merely a limestone mountain, with a peak as high as 236 meters, and greatly eroded cliffs, which are a result of millions of years of rain attrition; causing caves to be formed. The well-known caves are, for instance Naray-suan Cave and RuaCave, which has a series of beautiful, crystal-like stalactites and stalagmites, along with caves which are adjoined to one another.Nevertheless, in Tam Lhod and Tam Tao, caves within the conservation zone are also permeated with fossils of animals dating back 360 million years ago. For the area was originally underwater, the fossils were mostly of sea creatures and coral. Moreover, a cave painting of the prehistoric time was discovered, the painting features a persons’ hand hovering on top of a rock shelter, along with some Japanese alphabets carved on stone. The wildlife conservation zone is ideal for ecological study for along walking tracks there are a large variety of unusual plants and traces of wild animals.Visitors are welcome to request information from the tourist office whilst arrival. In exploring caves, it is advised to bring along a torch. During the rainy season, the caves will occasionally be closed due to floods. Overnight stays at the Tam Pa-Tahphol Wildlife Conservation could easily be organized, please contact the sites’ information office prior at Tam Pa-Tahphol Wildlife Conservation Moo 6, Sub-District of Baan Moong, NernMaprang in Pitsanulok Province, 65190 or kindly call 016-041950.