Thailand boasts 102 beautiful national parks, including 21 marine national parks. There are also 33 national parks and three marine parks in the process of creation.
Full details for all of these parks which can be found at the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP) website. Kaeng Krachan National Park is located just a short drive from the Wildlife Rescue Centre.
Kaeng Krachan National Park
Established in 1981, Kaeng Krachan National Park is the largest national park in Thailand, consisting of high jungle mountain ranges, dense evergreen forests and lakes.
Kaeng Krachan is home to a huge amount of flora and fauna. Over 400 species of birds and 57 mammals can be found within the Park’s boundaries, including elephants, sambar deer, serow, bears, indo-chinese tiger, leopard, muntjac, tapir, white-handed gibbon, dusky and banded langurs, Asian wild dogs, otters, and wild boars.
Among the birds recorded in the park are six species of hornbills, red junglefowl, both Kalij pheasant and grey peacock-pheasant, woolly-necked stork, black eagle, and many species of songbirds, woodpeckers and other forest birds. The ratchet-tailed treepie has not been recorded anywhere else in Thailand.
Volunteers with WFFT frequently visit Kaeng Krachan on elephant night safaris, and often spot wild elephants. Camping facilities are also available at the park.