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Thong Pha Phum National Park

Thong Pha Phum National Park was designated under the Secretariat of the Cabinet policy to setting the defending of conservation and development forest, which far as Myanmar. The fertile forest was setting as sustain conservation forest, which has a large biodiversity.

Topography
The park cover Sri Sawat and Thong Pha Phum District which has 1120 km.2 of preparing national park forest.

Climate
The weather in this area is a kind of tropical climate which influenced by southeastern monsoon in rainy season and northeastern monsoon in winter; summer is from February to April, rainy season is from May to July, and winter is from November to January.

Flora and Fauna
The forest is connecting with Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, Sai Yok National Park, Khao Laem National Park and Myanmar that motive moving and descendant exchanging of wildlife, for example, elephant, mountain goat, tiger, bear, buffalo, barking deer, civet and bird.


It has an area of 70,000 rai or112 sq/km and is the origin of most of the main rivers that flow through Kanchanaburi such as the Bi Khi Noi and Bi Khi Yai Rivers along with the Kwae Noi River, which is the main artery flowing under the infamous bridge over the river Kwai.

Some interesting attractions at thong Pha Phoom are; Doi Tong Palae, which is roughly 300 meters walk from the national park headquarters. From this view point you can see the Jok Krading waterfall and it offers great vistas for watching the sun go down.

Simple Jungle treks which are not too taxing can be undertaken from the headquarters on your own, maps are available at the park office but be sure to let them know when you will be returning. Harder treks can be found, however it is advisable to hire the services of one of the many trained local guides in the area. This can be arranged for a reasonable fee again from the park office and they may even be able to take you to see the Large Black Tumaric Trees deep in the park which measure around 12 arm widths in diameter.

Other attractions include Jokkadin waterfall and Neern Kood, and Nern Chang Phuak Mountains which offer views over Burma and great alternative sunrise locations to the parks main viewing platform.

One highlight of the national Park is this viewing platform where the “sea of clouds” can be seen most mornings. This view point is definitely one not to miss out on and for those early risers (05:00!) a stunning sea of clouds over the surrounding forest is the reward from this beautiful vantage point.