Thailand is a nation that attracts thousands of tourists annually in pursuit of exciting shopping, an exotic culture and diverse landscape. In terms of natural beauty, Thailand is home to a number of national parks whose unique beauty and ecological importance has attracted many. At present, over fifty parks have the distinction of being National Parks in the North, North East, West and Eastern Thailand and the Than Bokkharani Park is among them.
This National Park is located close to Krabi, near the town of Ao Luk and encompasses not only forest area and mangroves but also limestone caves which many a tourist has found fascinating. There are around eight caves of which certain caves are of greater interest. These caves include Tham Pee Hua Toe, also known as the Big-Headed Ghost Cave, the Tham Lot i.e. the Tube Cave and Tham Sa Yuan Thong. Tham Pee Hua Toe is believed to have derived its name from the ancient paintings that adorn the walls of the cave while it is also believed that a disproportionately large human skull was unearthed there centuries ago. Tham Sa Yuan Thong is another cave that merits a visit for it is home to a natural spring whose path has created a natural pool.
For pristine beaches untouched by civilisation, make your way to Ko Hong, an island found within the national park and enjoy a beautiful sunset as the golden rays of the sun create a myriad of colours as it disappears over the horizon. Conclude your tour of the park with a picnic close to Ao Luk and make your way back to your Trang resort.
Those who wish to make their way to this park can do so via bus or motorcycle taxi while the easiest yet undoubtedly the most exciting option is to take a sea-kayaking tour from Krabi itself. Most Krabi Resorts would assist in coordinating such a tour and provide information on reaching the park by taxi or bus if you wish to do so. For those who seek luxury accommodation, opt for Anantara Si Kao Thailand and enjoy a myriad of activities mingled with comfort and convenience.
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