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Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi

Krabi Attractions | Krabi natural attractions and things to see

The Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi is located on the Phanom Benja mountain range. One of the lofty mountain ranges in Krabi, this mountain range remains covered with mist almost all the time thus giving it an awesome appearance. Dotted with numerous swift flowing rivulets and waterfalls like Huai To, Khao Pueng and Huai Sade the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi is one of the well known and widely visited national parks in Krabi.

Situated high on the Khao Phanom Benja mountain range at an altitude of 1,397 meters, the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi forms an important tourist attraction in Krabi. Not only the varied range of flora and fauna, but the mountain range in the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi is the main attraction that lures interested guests in record numbers. The beautiful mountain range slopes from the north towards the south thus providing for a watershed area for some of the neighboring areas in this province of Southern Thailand.

The Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi showcases a wide variety of flora which makes for interesting subjects of study for nature enthusiasts. The climate being favorable enough, an extensive range of palms can also be located in the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi. With the park receiving plenty of rainfall during the monsoon months of June to October, the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi is wrapped in a shroud of green almost all the year round. The dominant vegetation found at the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi consists of evergreen forest with species found like Yang Tree (Dipterocarpus alatus), Sidha Tree (lagerstroemia cupida), Petai or Twisted Cluster Bean (Parkia speciosa), White Thingan (Hopea odorata) and Malacca Teak. Among the other varieties found is Greenia Wightiana, Bamboos and Genus Calamus or Daemonothops.

Wild animals roam about freely in the natural wilderness of the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi. Care is being taken to ensure that the animals are reared up in their natural habitat and are safe from the threats of illegal poaching and killing. A treat for the wildlife buffs, the animals that can be easily spotted at the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi includes clouded leopards, black bears, wild pigs, panthers, squirrel, hornbills, red jungle fowls, gibbons and Asiatic wild dogs. Ideal for hiking, the best time to visit the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi is during the months of January to April. The Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi can be reached conveniently from the Krabi Town. The distance to be covered is around 20 kilometers.


Last Updated: 23 May 2008