Located on the Northwestern shore of Phuket, almost directly opposite COMO Point Yamu, Phuket, Hat Nai Yang Park or Sirinat National Park was established in 1981. It was renamed from the original Hat Nai Yang National Park to the current name of Sirinat National Park in 1992. It has a land area of about 20 km2 and a marine area of nearly 70 km2. There are four famous beaches that fall within the range of the National Park, namely Hat Nai Yang, Hat Nai Thon, Hat Sai Khao, and Phuket’s longest beach Hat Mai Khao. There are several rare flora and fauna species found within the Park. Plant species such as tulip tree, common ironwood, white barringtonia, tropical almond, and elephant apple are found here with birds like spotted dove, oriole, bulbuls and common myna birds making these trees their home. Although small, a rich diversity of mangroves can be seen in the Park as well including looking-glass mangrove, cannonball mangrove, and red mangrove.
In Phuket, luxury resort options can be quite easy to find but hard to choose. Do ensure to pick a place that’s in close proximity to attractions such as Hat Nai Yang National Park. The most attractive notion of the National Park, however, are the sea turtles. The National Park is within the stretch of shore that is the nesting grounds of the sea turtles. Thus, during the months of November to February, sea turtles make their way ashore to lay eggs in the sun-soaked sand. This makes this period the busiest time of the year for Hat Nai Yang National Park, visitors coming in just to see the sea turtles and their nesting habits. Visitors are advised not to disturb this natural process in any way.
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