Khao Pu-Khao Ya National Park
KhaoPu-KhaoYa national park is the 42nd National Park of Thaialnd with the area of 433,750 fields located in Si Banphot district in Phatthalung province. The name of the national park was named after the name of the famous mountain within the area. Especially, the name “KhaoPu” where local people believe the spirit of “Ta Pu”, half man half god, is situated. The place is then crowded with people coming by to pay homage to the sacred mountain.This national park is situated in the area of Bantad Mountain.The park is named by local people the “BhaBrommajan” (Virgin Forest) and is surrounded by steep mountains.Geologically it is a plateau located on the center of the valley where Tarzan accommodations are offered along the river. This is one of the unique characters of the national park.Inside the national park, there are many interesting touristic spots including PhaPhung Viewpoint which is about 300 metres from the park headquarters. The outstanding feature of the cliff is that during February-April of every year, bees will make hives here numbering in the hundreds. When the rainy season comes, the bees will abandon the hives. The observation point gives a good view of the park and its flora. ThamMatchaPla Won is a middle-sized cave situated 2 kilometres away from the park headquarters. Inside the cave, there are 3 halls full of beautiful curtain-like stalactites and stalagmites. A pond of 200 metres is full of fish. Also, there is ThamRuenThepnimit or Tham Ta Pu, a reservoir of HuaiSai, located in Wang Ang sub-district, Cha Uad district in Nakhon Si Thammarat. There are other highlights includingRiang Thong Waterfall, Nan Pliu Waterfall, KuanPra Waterfall, Pak Cham Waterfall, Tharawarin Waterfall and many more.To visit, from Phatthalung city, take the road Asia KuanKanun-KhaoPu for 14 kilometres, you will reach the sign pointing to KhaoPu-KhaoYa National Park around HuaiNaonaiwang Village.Office Hour: every day from 08.00-16.00. Entrance fee: 100 bath for adults and 50 bath for children. For more information, please contact 0 7461 9674-5, 0 7430 7114.