This national park in Chanthaburi might be smaller in size when compared to the other greater national parks in Thailand, but it makes for the size with the number of things it has to offer to its visitors.
Located about 30 kilometres away from the town of Chanthaburi, the Khao Khitchakut National Park spreads out over less than 60 square kilometres. Surrounded by wildlife sanctuaries, the park is home to many wild elephants.
Many a hotel in Chanthaburi has views that look over the national park, and if you are staying at Chatrium Golf Resort Soidao, the Khao Khitchakut National Park is about an hour away.
The national park is home to a variety of wildlife, including indigenous animals and birds. From the gentle giants to sharp-toothed crocodiles, you can find them all inside the park. Entry fee to the park costs 200 Baht per person, and the place is open from 8.30 am until 4.30 pm.
Known for having a popular Buddhist temple on top of a hill, the park attracts thousands of pilgrims on a daily basis, especially during the religious festivals. It is believed that the footprint of Buddha has been imprinted on a boulder on the hill.
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