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National Parks in the Central

Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi province
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Sai Yok national park sits within Thong Pha Phum and Sai Yok districts of Kanchanaburi province, and is about 98 km from the Kanchanaburi town. On the west it is bordering with Thanin-thar-yi province of southern Myanmar.

It became the national park on 27 October 1980, with a total area of 500 square kilometers. The area is mountainous, mostly limestone mountains which run on north-south axis. King Rama 5 used to visit this place and take a bath in a stream.

Mountains and hills are covered by mixed deciduous and dry evergreen forest with bamboo forest. There is a teak forest along the Kwae river side. Wildlife seen in the park includes bull, red cow, tiger, wild pig, samba deer, barking deer and birds. Khun Kitti Bat (probably the world smallest bat) and Poo Rachinee (Queen crab) are also found.

Tourist attractions

Sai Yok waterfall flowing into Kwae Noi river, is located close to the headquarters. The head of the river is situated in the forest in Erawan national park. It is beautiful in the rainy season (July to November).

Sai Yok Noi waterfall (Khao Pung) is located close to the road number 323 (Kanchanaburi - Thong Pha Phum). During the holidays both waterfalls are crowded with local visitors.

Kwae Noi river the river on western boundary of Thailand. There are some rapids and sand beaches.

Lawa Cave is located 20 km south of Sai Yok waterfall. The entrance is narrow, but as you go in the inside is bigger and there are beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.

Accommodations and facilities
There are some bungalows and campsites. Privately run accommodations such as raft houses, food shops are also available in and out of the park.

How to get there
From Kanchanaburi use the road number 323 (Kanchanaburi - Thong Pha Phum) to km marker 97, then turn left and continue for 3 km to the headquarters. Kanchanaburi can be reached by train. If you take the train get off at Sai Yok Noi station and get a local bus to the national park.

Contact address
Sai Yok National Park
Moo 7, Sai Yok, Sai Yok district,
Kanchanaburi 71150
Tel: 034 - 516 163 ~ 4

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