Posted on: 25th February 2016
Initially popular as a seashore park in 1984, Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park became Thailand’s 66th national park in August 1991.
Located on the western coast of Andaman sea, this place is prone to rains almost all around the year. Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park is popular for enclosing several mountains and beautiful waterfalls. Enclosing the vast wildlife and extensive nature, Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park is ideal for hiking, forest walks as well as viewing wildlife. Tough and comprising more number of beaches and forest, the park is named after two of its mountain peaks namely Khao Lak and Lam Ru.
Home To Nature and Wildlife
Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park covers an area of 125-sq-km, giving shelter to a wide species of flora and fauna. The park is widely covered by Tropical evergreen forest. Other small areas consist of small sandy beaches and a few fruit and rubber plantations. Covering an extensive area of 125-sq-km, it also serves as a home to wildlife including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and several other sea animals. Famous for its mountains and waterfall, the highest mountain peak here is located at 1,077 meters above the sea level. On the other hand, tourists can hike two beautiful trails to the Ton Chong waterfall, one taking 2 hours and the other 5 hours that lets you explore more of nature.
How to reach Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park
Located at a distance of just 30 km northwest of the old city, Khao Lak-Lam Ru National park can be reached from Phuket Bus service in approximately 2 hours which includes a 20 minutes bus stop at Takua pa. A better option would be to rent a car in Takua Pa which will enable you to explore the old town at your own convenience and enjoy a comfortable ride to the Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park.