Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Thailand. A marine park in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, is proud of its fascinating nature, that attracts thousands of tourists. It is embedded in the mountains, where hundreds limestone hills protrude and create its signature landscape.
The park also features lush greenery and versatile wildlife, picturesque sandy beaches and islands, hiking trails and viewpoints, where one can admire great panoramic sites. But the most popular and fascinating spot is the Phraya Nakhon Cave. It is a huge chamber with a hole above, so that sunlight comes in and creates this spiritual effect. Unsurprisingly a royal pavilion is built there – a beautiful example of nature meeting culture.
Why to go there?
The park provides numerous picturesque sites, romantic hiking trails and animal (like wild elephant, Dusky leaf monkey, waterbirds and more) watching opportunities.
When to go there?
All year round. If you wish to see a certain animal always check before going: for instance catch migrating waterbirds between January and February.
How to get there?
It is found in a rather easily accessible location: get there by bus from Hua Hin (60 km) or Bangkok (a three hours drive).
Lead photo by Maxim Fedorov