National Parks in the South
Ngao waterfall National Park
Formerly known as Klong Prao national park, Ngao waterfall park is located in Ranong and Chumphon provinces. The 668 square kilometers park consists of rugged mountain ranges.
Khao Daen, Khao Huay Siad and Khao Nom Sao mountains are headwaters of river streams in Ranong and Chumphon. The park receives heavy rain from May to November. Therefore, the best time to visit the park may be in the dry season: December to April.
There are moist evergreen forest with valuable floras such as Podocarpus neriilolius, Hopea odorata and Michelia champaca. Orchids scattering in deep forest bloom from October to December.
Wildlife in these forest includes Malya tapir, gaur, leopard, beer, barking deer, macaque, wild pig, serow and squirrel. The park is the only place in Thailand, where "Poo Chao Fah" or princess crab is found.
There are several fine waterfalls including Ngao waterfall scattering in the park.
Accommodations and facilities
The park provides a camp ground, but visitors have to take their own gear. There are shops selling foods.
How to get there
From Ranong take highway no. 4 to the south for 13 kilometers. You will see the left turn-off road with the park sign. Follow this route for 700 meters to the headquarters.
Nam Tok Ngao National Park
Ranong Provincial Forestry Office
Ranong Province 85000
Tel: 077-848 818