Adventurous trekking, admiring summer mist, watching birds and butterflies throughout April. The chief of Kaeng Krachan National Park invited tourists to witness wonderful and scenic landscape as well as amazing flora and fauna at the Miracle @ Kaeng Krachan this month. Mr. Chaiwat Limlikhitaksorn, the chief of Kaeng Krachan National Park, said that the park had a lot of fascinating natural phenomena, such as the year-round sea of mist at the peak of Khao Panern Thung that visitors can experience even in summer and some species of rare fresh water crocodile as well as the ratchet-tailed treepie, a bird that can only be found there.
Given the perfect natural resources and beautiful landscape, the Kaeng Krachan National Park, with cooperation of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Phetchaburi Office and the Tourism Business Group of Kaeng Krachan-Phetchaburi River Basin, is launching the event to promote tourism at the Kaeng Krachan National Park and its neighboring areas during this summer. Held from 1 to 30 April, the event highlights bird and butterfly watching at the 4th point of Kaeng Krachan National Park in Baan Krang. This area is very well-known among Thai and foreign tourists as it is the best site for bird watching of the country and arguably among ASEAN nations.
There, one can see over 400 species of birds as well as more than 250 species of butterflies usually found along the stream and salt marsh. Besides, they may find other animals like hornbill, dusky, spectacled langur and numerous rare plants like Sapria Himalaya. To refresh themselves, visitors can admire the sea of mist at the peak of Khao Panern Thung in the morning.
The Tourism Business Group of Kaeng Krachan-Phetchaburi River Basin will organize another activity that coincides with this event: Balade @ Kaeng Krachan, from 27 to 29 April, at the Chol Prathan Basketball Field located 500 meters away from the Kaeng Krachan National Park. This activity is divided into the morning and evening sessions. The morning session features a drawing contest of bird and butterfly pictures, a contest of animal-shaped plasticene and the Rally @ Kaeng Krachan; the evening one includes the Balade night market and walking street, music performances, the Mr. Butterfyl and Ms. Recycle contest.
“Tourists who come here at the time can also swim and paddle an inflatable boat in the Phetchaburi stream. They’ll learn how to do farming and raising cattle at the learning center on self-sufficiency economy Khlao Kling. If they go further, they can pay respect to the Kwan Im Goddess at the Kwan Im Shrine and then visit the Chang Hua Man Royal Project of His Majesty the King,” said Mr. Chaiwat. Interested visitors can obtain more information from the Kaeng Krachan National Park at tel. 032 459 293 or the the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Phetchaburi Office at tel. 032 471 005-6 and from the TAT’s Phetchaburi Fanpage in Facebook.