Erawan National Park is located in the Tenasserim Hills in the Kanchanaburi Province of Thailand. The park was established in 1975 and spans 550 km2. It is the 12th national park in the country and one of the most popular.
The biggest highlight of the Park is Erawan Falls. This beautiful waterfall is named after Erawan, the 3-headed white elephant in Hindu mythology. Its 7 tiers are said to resemble Erawan. The area surrounding the falls consists of beautiful, emerald green ponds. Travellers usually find the first 3 tiers to be an easy climb, with the intensity increasing for the remainder of the 4 tiers, which is a 2km hike. There are ample spots to swim as well with level four having a natural rock slide.
To the north east of the waterfalls is a 752m tall mountain called Khao Nom Nang. Follow the trails to the top of the mountain to enjoy picturesque views of the surrounding region.
Erawan Park also has four caves – Mi, Rua, Wang Bahdan and Tham Phra That. The latter boasts a variety of beautiful, shimmering limestone formations which are a fascination for geologists due to a clearly visibly fault line.
Some of the animals that live in this park are tigers, elephants, sambar deer, gibbons, red giant flying squirrels and hornbills. However, due to the few trails available that lead into the wilderness, chances of you spotting them are slim. Erawan Park is haven fdor bird watchers too. Some of the common birds you will see here are the crested serpent eagle, grey peacock-pheasant, black-crested bul bul, blue whistling thrush and much more.
The park is open all year with visiting hours being between 7am and 4.30pm.
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