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Si Nakharin National Park
The first tier of the Huai Mae Khamin
Encircling the Si Nakharin dam, Si Nakharin
National Park enables the visitors to experience not only its waterfalls,
hot springs, limestone caves and cliffs, but also life along one of the
biggest water reservoirs in Thailand.
The park was designated in 1981.
Geography and Climate
The limestone mountains are the origin of the Kwae Yai river. The area is
quite humid, but quite cold all year round. The highest temperatures are 29
C, lowest temperatures in December only 8 C.
Flora and Fauna
Most of the park is covered by evergreen and deciduous forests. The wildlife
includes leopard, slow loris, civets, squirrels and bats. Birds include
parakeets, kingfishers, bee-eaters, orioles and barbets. The north side of the
reservoir is an important fishing area for locals.
What to See
Huai Mae Kamin Waterfall - one of
the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand. The stream separates into 2
channels and tumbles down 7 levels before flowing on to the upper Kwae Yai
Phra Cave - the cave that used to be a hiding place for Thai soldier
during the Thai-Burmese wars in the 18th century has Buddha images inside
Neramit Cave - a dome-like limestone cave with many stalagmites and
Pha Tat Waterfall - the most beautiful waterfall in the Thong Pha Phum
What to Do
Trekking, swimming, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, caving.
Headquarters - accommodation, restaurant, visitors center, parking
Pha Tat Waterfall ranger station - accommodation, parking
Bungalows and terrace houses sleeping 3 to 9 people and houseboats sleeping up
to 6 people each are at the headquarters near the Huai
Mae Kamin Waterfall. There are also bungalows at the ranger station near the Pha Tat Waterfall
that sleep up to 9 people each.
By car from Kanchanaburi.
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Map of Si Nakharin National Park
Map of accommodation in Si Nakharin National Park