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National Parks in the Central

Phriew Waterfall National Park
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This forest area in Chanthaburi province became the 11th national park of Thailand on 02 May 1975. Is was originally called Khao Sabap national park and later the name has been changed.

The mountainous park contains an isolated granite masses which dominate the park and the surrounding places. The highest mountain is Khao Wa Krong at 924 meters above sea level. The park covers an area of about 135 square kilometers.

The mountains and forests provide many food sources for wildlife and thus there are barking deer, monkey, porcupine, squirrel, Pangolin, gibbon and also about 90 species of birds. Waterfalls and rivers provide homes for many species of fish and reptiles.

Tourist attractions

Phriew waterfall This large single level waterfall is located 14 km from Chanthaburi and 55 km from Trat. It is close to the park headquarters, and is a major attraction. The water is clear and many fishes can be seen in the pools. At the foot of the waterfall is a moss covered Chedi (temple) built by King Rama V in memory of his queen who drowned in an accident.

Narai waterfall This waterfall is located 6 km from Chanthaburi and 2 km from the Chanthaburi - Trat highway road. This is a nice place for a walk in the forest along the trail to the waterfall.

There are a couple of other waterfalls, caves and forest trails in the park.

How to get there
From Chanthaburi drive 14 km on highway 3 (in the direction of Trat) and then turn left into a signed road which will take you 2 km to the park.
By public transport take a bus from Bangkok's eastern bus terminal (Ekamai road) to Chanthaburi. At the northern side of the market catch a Songtaew (pick up truck transport) to the park entrance (about 30 minutes ride).

Accommodations and facilities
There are some bungalows, dormitories and a campground. Public telephones and toilets are also available.

Contact address
Namtok Phriew Waterfall
Tambon Phriew, Laem Sing district
Chanthaburi 22190

Tours: We arrange 2 to 6 days trekking, nature walk and camping in this national park for small groups. These are for learning, self sufficiency; understanding yourselves, people and environment; communication with local people, taking photos, and relaxation. We can also include going to the beautiful interesting places outside of the park. If you have your own small group of 2 to 8 people please contact us using the inquiry form.

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