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National Parks in the Central

Khao Laem National Park, Kanchanaburi province
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Khao Laem national park covers 1497 square kilometers of fertile forest surrounding Khao Laem reservoir in Sangkla Buri and Thong Pha Phum districts of western Kanchanaburi province.

Steep limestone mountains run on north-south axis. It is the water source of Kwai Noi and other important rivers. The park consists of mixed deciduous, hill evergreen and dry evergreen forest, which are the wildlife habitats. Animals believed living in the park include bear, tiger, guar, elephant, sambar deer, barking deer, wild pig and many species of birds.

Tourist attractions

Khao Laem reservoir a big lake consisting of rapids and islands.

Kreng Kra Wia cave is located in the north of Ban Kreng Kra Wia 40 km from Thong Pha Phum town. Inside the cave are stalactites, stalagmites and a stream.

Kreng Kra Wia waterfall is a small fall over a limestone hill located on Thong Pha Phum - Sangkhlaburi highway (about 45 km from Thong Pha Phum).

Dai Chong Tong waterfall is a 15 meters high fall near Kreng Kra Wia fall.

Je Dee Bo Ong is a monument in Myanmar architecture, located on small hill surrounded by a large lake. Local people come and pay the respect on the 15th of the Waxing moon.

Accommodations and facilities
There is a campground, however tourists have to take their own tent and gear.

How to get there
Take the road number 323 (Kanchanaburi - Thong Pha Phum - Sangkhlaburi). The park headquarters are located about 40 km from Thong Pha Phum town.

Contact address
Khao Laem National Park
P.O. Box 15, Thong Pha Phum
Kanchanaburi 71180
Tel: 034 - 519 001

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