Kaeng Krung National Park
Kaeng Krung national park is located in Mu 8, Tambon Takuk Nuea, covers an area of 541 square kilometres (338,125 rai). Located in the Park area are large rapids called “Chiao Krung or Kaeng Krung” featuring Hin Phat Surat Thani 45 emerging rock formations against the water-way. Kaeng Krung is the most enjoyable rapids on the route of whitewater rafting. The banks are covered with a tropical rainforest. Apart from beautiful views along the path parallel to Khlong Yan, there are interesting species of plants, and traces of wild animal scan be found on the sandy banks. Admission fee for Adult 100 Baht. for Children 50 Baht. Accommodation and tent service are available. For more information, please contact Kaeng Krung National Park Tel. 0 7791 8063, 09 0878 0774, www.dnp.go.th Interesting attractions within National Park: Namtok Bang Cham. This medium-sized waterfall is located in Tambon Takuk Nuea. Its water plummets in large volumes only during the monsoon season, in which water from various streams runs across the valley in the village, flowing into a small canal, plunging off the cliffs to the valley below, and finally merging with Khlong Yan in the area of the Bang Cham Rapids. Hot Spring is located in Tambon Takuk Nuea, this hot spring springs up from the ground with a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, laced with sulphur. The area around the pond is a large salt marsh with an area of 2 rai. The salt lick here attracts many wild animals. Khlong Yan White water rafting in Khlong Yan, which is situated in Tambon Takuk Nuea, is available all year round with many rapids and the banks are covered with a tropical rainforest. Kaeng Krung Rapids, in which turbulent water steadily slows down and paddlers can enjoy the view.