Lam Nam Kra Buri National Park
Lamnam Kra Buri national park is located at 130 Moo. 3 Ban Hin Chang, Tambon Paknam, covering an area of 2,061,278 rai in Amphoe Mueang Ranong, Amphoe Kra Buri and Amphoe La-un of Ranong province. Encompassing a moist everygreen forest area with biodiversity of flora and fauna, it was proclaimed a National Park on 21 April 1999. Accommodation, camping ground and welfare shops are available nearby the Park’s headquarters. Admission is 100 Baht. For more information, please contact Lamnam Kra Buri National Park Headquater Tel. 0 7798 9817. To get there: Take Highway No. 4 (Phetchakasem Road) and turn right at Km. 595 for approximately 1 km. to the Park. It is 18 km. from Ranong. Place of Interest in the National Park Khao Hin Chang Viewpoint overlooks the Kra Buri River, islands, mangrove forests, and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The distance to the viewpoint is about 5 km. and it is accessible both on foot and by car. Visitors should contact the park ranger for guidance. And Kra Buri River or Par Chan River runs through the Park into the Andaman Sea and forms a natural border between Myanmar and Thailand. Cruising along the river is available to admire the scenery on both sides, which comprise mangrove forests, undulating mountains and 6 islands of intact mangrove forest in the middle of the river; namely, Ko Siat, Ko Khwang, Ko Yao, Ko Chon, Ko Pling, and Ko Nok Plao. Ko Yao and Ko Khwang, inparticular, are of historical importance, as they used to be a stronghold of the Japanese army during World War II. A long tunnel was bored around the islands at that time to store armaments and serve as bunkers. Along the tunnel walls, there are small niches to hold lamps and candles and also sleeping spaces for soldiers. Visitors to Ko Yao and Ko Khwang are required to contact the Park ranger for guidance, as the entry into the tunnel may be obstructed by hide tide. A cruise for 10 people running for approximately 1 hour along the Kra Buri River is available at Tha Khrop and Tha Pho, which are piers located about 2 km. and 7 km. from the park headquarters, respectively. For more information, please Tel. 0 7798 9817.