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Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, Phuket

Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, Phuket

Feb 13, 2015

Located in the north of Phuket

this park contains the only remaining

virgin rainforest on the island.

The park conserves a number of species

of wild animal: langurs, barking deer, mouse deer,

bears, wild boar, monkeys and gibbons.

About one hundred species of bird also inhabit the forest vegetation,

which consists of huge trees, creepers and climbers of every description.

The reserve has several forest trails for hiking

and guides can be hired from the reserve office near Ton Sai waterfall.

There is also a small museum and information centre.

Ton Sai Waterfall: Located near the park headquarters at the entrance to the park,

this waterfall is not very big but quite scenic.

There is also a reasonable restaurant with excellent views if you get hungry.

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