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Hua Hin Parks and Natural Reserves
Hua Hin Animal Park lies 10 kilometers north of Hua Hin. As the place is set up as a deer research center, visitors will see a number of large deer and plenty of bird species here. Monkeys roaming in the area include macaques, langurs and gibbons. There are cages for the Malayan Sun Bear and the Asiatic Black Bear in the area as well. There are no shops around the park, so remember to bring your own picnic basket there.
Huai Yang National Park covers 161km2 of Thap Sakae and Bang Sapan Districts of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. The park is the 70th Thailand National Park and is around 200 - 800 meters above sea level. Huai Yang Waterfall has 7 levels and is one of the most popular attractions for travelers to Hua Hin.
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park was the first national park of Thailand. Located 50 km south of Hua Hin, the place covers the area of around 100km2 of Prachuab Khiri Khan Province. As the translation of the name suggests, Khao Sam Roi Yot is a series of huge limestone hills that reach the maximum height of 600 meters. The mountains make this national park a place of outstanding natural beauty. The fresh water and coastal wildlife give the park great ecological significance. Thung Sam Roi Yot is the largest freshwater marsh in the country, providing a great setting for birds, reptiles and small animals. Near the coast, if you are lucky enough, you may spot an Irawaddee Dolphin passing by as well!
Kaeng Krachan National Park is the largest Hua Hin National Park that covers approximately 3000km2 of western Prachuab Khiri Khan. Wild animals to be seen in the park include elephants, guar, deer, bears and monkeys. The park is also comprised of two huge watersheds, a large forest and two rivers that are perfect for rafting. Humidity is high throughout the year and with heavy downpours during the rainy season.
Kui Buri National Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan, is a 970-km2 park that comprises of many valuable natural resources. The park is located on the Tanao Sri Mountain range which runs north along the Thailand-Myanmar border. The green forest is home to an abundance of fauna, such as elephants, wild pigs, gibbons, langur deer, monkeys, guars and mouse deer. Take a 1.5-km hike along the beautiful trail and explore the amazing wonders of nature. There are two waterfalls and a lake that is great for swimming. Natural trails are good for hiking as well.
Hat Wanakorn National Park is Thailand's newest marine national park with a total area of around 40km2. About 60% of the area is covered by beach, forests and plantations while the rest is comprised of shore sandy beach and the water. Wanankorn Beach is a famous daytrip tourist hotspot with clean soft sand and crystal clear water that is suitable for swimming and snorkeling all year round.
Pranburi Forest Park is located 30 kilometers south of Hua Hin. Its tranquil environment creates a sense of relaxation and privacy. The park becomes a famous getaway among Thai and international travelers who seek for a place to relax in style. Pranburi Forest Park occupies a wide area with a 1-km2 beach and forest area that is suitable for a daytrip.
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