Thap Lan National Park
Covering Tambon Bu Phram of Na Di, Prachin Buri; Pak Thong Chai, Wang
Nam Khiao, Khon Buri, Soeng Sang of Nakhon Ratchasima; and Pakham
of Buri Ram, this park has the area of about 2,240 square kilometres
or 1,400,000 Rai. It has been established on the 23rd of December
1981. The attractions in the park are:
Lan Forest and Rest Area Being the last natural palm forest, near
the Park’s Office, the rare palm trees in this area have yellow flowers
during April and June. In the Park, there are also dry dipterocarp
forests and rainforests which are the habitats of wild animals, and
a variety of species of birds. The Rest Area of 20 rai has many palm
trees, and other plants.
Heo Nok Kok Waterfall About 8 kilometres from Ban Thap Lan, this waterfall
is beautiful in the rainy season.
Thap Lan Reservoir This reservoir is one kilometre from Ban Thap Lan.
Surrounded by mountains, and cool climate, this site is suitable for
Huai Yai Waterfall Located in the west of the Park, this large and
beautiful waterfall is 50 metre high and 30 metre wide. Traveling:
Using highway No.304, at 79th kilometre, go for another 6 kilometres.
The waterfall is in in Wang Nam Kheo, Nakhon Ratchasima. In dry season,
the waterfall can be reached by car.
At present, no accommodation is available in the Park. Tourists need
to bring their own tents. For more details, contact at P.O.Box 37,
Kabin Buri Post Office, Prachin Buri 25116 or at National Park Division,
Forestry Department, Bangkhen, Bangkok, Tel: 0 2561 4292 ext. 724
– 5, 0 2579 5734, 0 2579 7223.
Traveling From Kabin Buri, use highway No.304 (Kabin Buri – Nakhon
Ratchasima route) for 32 kilometres. The Park is 90 kilometres from
Prachin Buri and 107 kilometres from Nakhon Ratchasima.