Posted on: 24th February 2016
Peninsular Botanic Garden is full of nature and its wonders: loads of trees, variety of flowers, animals, plants and numerous crawlers. Sprawled over an area of about 416 hectares the place was founded in 1993 and includes an herbal garden, a library dedicated to botany, a museum of plants and a big and satisfying canopy walk.
Canopy Walk: The Surprise
In order to reach the canopy walk the travelers have to first tackle a lowland walk through the jungle, have to follow the signs that direct to the canopy walk and enter the refreshing flood of greenery. The canopy walk once reached opens up to three levels of height and five distinct walkways. The five walkways were constructed in 2003 and are connected to each other by stairs and observation towers and their height varies from 10 to 15 to 18 meters. The trail formed by the walk away is about 175 meters long and as the height grows one gets a better chance to observe the fauna around that lives on the tree tops. The canopy walk which is totally safe one can cover the whole place including the swamp walk with its loads of interesting insects in about 2 to 4 hours. In case one wants to stay overnight or for longer duration of time, accommodation on the site is available.
How to Get There?
The place can be easily reached by hiring a tuk-tuk or a taxi, but if one wants to travel in an economic way one can take a bus/minibus to the botanical garden from Trang town which against 500 Baht only costs 30 Baht per rode and the service is also available every 20 minutes. Alternatively, one can also take a total different solution- a Trang car rental where one doesn’t have to look for public transport or bear the whims of the tuk-tuk drivers and all. Moreover a car rental at Thailand Cars rental would prove more economical as here you can choose the deal which best-suited your budget.
Opening Time: It remains open 7 days a week from 8 am till 5 in the evening
Admission Fee: Nil