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Destination Krabi : Khao Phanom Bencha National Park - intro
Posted by patty on 2006/11/20 11:25:32 (2689 reads)

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park is 20 kms from Krabi town along Talad Kao-Ban Huai Too Road. It covers a total area of 50 including:: Amphoe Ao Luk, Amphoe Khao Phanom, and Amphoe Muang Krabi.

Phanom Bencha National Park has a thick virgin forest on its high peaks and is rumoured to contain a tiger.

Serious hikers should head to Phanom Bencha Mountain, the 1,400m Phanom Bencha peak will take three days to climb.

For the more casual backcountry explorers, less strenuous options are available and easily arranged. Patty is familiar with the high points of Phanom Bencha, and a hike through the park can be tailored to suit any level of fitness and ambition.

For quick, reliable transport to a trailhead in the thick of the forest, a custimized round-trip car and driver can be organised for you by Patty.

Phanom Bencha has marvellous scenery is enhanced by streams, waterfalls, and wild animals.

Phanom Bencha major attactions are as follows:
Huai To Waterfall
Namtok Huai To
Namtok Huai Sa-de
Namtok Khlong Haeng
Namtok Ton Han
Huai Sa-de Waterfall
Tham Khao Phung

The waterfall itself runs down over rocks onto 11 huge pools, each with its own name such as Wang Thewada, Wang Sok, Wang Chan.

5 caves are in the area nearby. The cave's beauty is enhanced by countless stalagmites and stalactites of various shapes. Some are like mushrooms, others like pagodas and curtains.

Deep into the jungle of the park ...
Namtok Khlong Haeng / Namtok Ton Han

Namtok Khlong Haeng is 500 meters high and springs from Khao Thep Bencha - the tallest mountain in Krabi province. Namtok Khlong Haeng is 10 kms up in the park. Namtok Ton Han is 16 kms from the District Headquarters.

The fauna (trees) of Khao Phanom Bencha park includes :: Hopea odorata, Dipterocarpus alatus, lagerstronemia cupida, Malacca teak, Michelia champaca, Parkia speciosa, Baccarea sapida.

Khao Phanom Bencha National park is also home to wild pigs, panthers, clouded leopards, black bears, mouse deers, langurs, gibbons, Stump-tailed monkeys, Asiatic wild dog, squirrel, iorises, white-rumped shama, hornbills, and pheasants.

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

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