What to See
The territory of the Western Forest Complex is exceptionally rich in scenic
landscape as well as diverse fauna and flora.
All kinds of tropical ecosystems - mixed deciduous, dry
dipterocarps, dry evergreen, hill evergreen, riverine, bamboo, teak and pine forests,
savannahs, grasslands, swamps, lakes - with wildflowers, lianas and wild
orchids can be experienced. If you are patient and lucky enough, wild animals such us elephants, leopards, langurs,
gibbons, macaques, bears, tigers, tapirs, goats, gaurs, wild pigs, deer, water buffalos, many species of butterflies and
birds, including the rare hornbills and kingfishers, can be spotted.
Some of the most famous landscape sites include the Erawan waterfall in
Erawan National Park, Huai Mae Kamin
waterfall in Si Nakharin National Park,
the Sea of Fog in Kaeng Krachan National
Park and Um Phang Wildlife Sanctuary,
Nok Nang Aen Cave in Lam Khlong Ngu
National Park and other.
What to Do
There are literally endless opportunities for trekking and hiking in Western
Forest - to
waterfalls, cliffs, viewpoints, caves, or just through the jungle. Some of the parks - for example
Erawan National Park,
Um Phang Wildlife Sanctuary - offer less
demanding nature trails that are a great way to get a basic introduction to
what a tropical ecosystem is like. Wildlife- and birdwatching can be
arranged both deep in the jungle or in areas that are accessible with a
Numerous caves offer cave explorers and those interested a great opportunity
to see mostly untouched underworld, often full of winding creeks and
inhabited by flocks of bats.
There is a lot to do in the almost 20 000 square km territory of the Western
Forest Complex. The wilderness can give us a lot for a very long time. If WE
give it the protection. What each of us can do when visiting the area is
summed up in an old bushmen rule: Take Only Memories, Leave Only