Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park

Khao Sam Roi Yot ("the  mountain of three hundred peaks") National Park was declared a National Park in Thailand in 1966.

The mountain range forms a caldera around the bay, dramatically etched limestone rocks form beautifully abstracted forms.

The park contains many caves, sandy beaches, islands, trekking trails, and diverse natural flora and fauna.

 

Phra Nakorn Cave

One of Thailand’s most beautiful and most photographed caves.

 

Located inside Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park  you may get there by sea or land, the cave approximately 20 minutes from Good Hope Villa. 

There is a forest trek up to the cave mouth which follows a dry waterfall. The ascent is relevatively straightforward, although visitors should take good walking shoes, and plenty of water.

Tha cave has a temple to Rama V and is an active temple with some resident monks. 

The dramatic limestone formations of the open cave chamber accentuate the shadows and light of the natural space. 

the Rama 5 temple is illuminated with beams of sunlight during the day. Natural stalagtites and stalagmites are abundant.

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King Mongkut Memorial Park of Science and Technology Waghor

THe King Mongkut Memorial park is 30minutes from Sam Roi Yod.

Although much of the facilities are tired it is still a wonderful day out for children to view various marine fauna as they walk through the sea life centre's water tunnels.

Location beaches are stunning and can offer great picnic opportunities.

Extremely good value for money and offers a unique insight into early science and technology park designs in Thailand.

Kui Buri National Park

Established in 1999 Kui Buri National Park is located in the Tenasserim Hills in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. (30mins from Sam roi Yod).

The forests consists of dry- and moist evergreen forests with trees such as Dipterocarpus tuberculatus, Hopea odorata, Terminalia chebula and different species of palms.

The national park is home to one of biggest population of gaurs in entire Thailand with estimated around 100 individuals and around 320 elephants

The park offers a safari type experience where one can spot many of the various wildlife such as gaurs, elephants, golden jackals, leopards, deersbantengs, langurs are common in the national park.

Some of the common birds that can be found in Kui Buri are crested firebackIndian rollerAsian openbill.

Lotus Sanctuary

Bueng Bua

Within Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park you can travel by boat over some of Thailand's largest and most pristine salt flat to the Louts Sanctuary. Lotuses when in season reach as far as the eye can see. There are also elevated timber bridges and walkways where you can walk over the fields and around the park.

When the weather is right this place has a uniquely 'dreamy' atmosphere.

Dan Sing Korn - Myanmar-Thai Border Craft Market

Day trip to Mynamar - Thai Border crossing. Lots of opportunity to purchase traditional Thai and Burmese crafts, wood workings, and furniture. Opportunity to sample both cuisines at the famous food market, or jungle food if you dare!

Wat Khao Kalok

Wat Khao Kalok, is some 10mins away from the property.

 

The temple offers great temple architecture next to natural rocky outcrop on the beach at Kalok.

 

There is a short walk up the mountain for wonderful views over the bay.

You can also feed the turtles at the Temples famous turtle sanctuary.