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Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi

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The Khao Pra Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary also known as the Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi makes for the perfect nestling grounds for a wide species of birds. One of the largest bird sanctuaries in the entire province of Krabi, the Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary covers a large area of nearly 183 square kilometers. Tourists visiting the Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi can spot different kinds of birds, but the one rare to spot but still most seek after is called the Gurney's Pitta. A very rarely spotted bird and notified as one of the extinct species, the Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi is the home of the Gurney's Pitta. In the present scenario, this national park happens to be the only place to spot this feathered beauty and also the rich and diverse bio diversity of the region.

The lush greenery of the Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi makes for the perfect natural environ for the different species of birds. A large number of walking trails are present in the Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi which will lead you to the deep interiors of the park where the birds nest on the thick canopies formed by the sturdy evergreen trees. The shimmering crystal clear lake in the midst of the Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi also draws flocks of migratory birds visiting the park. It makes for a perfect spot for the bird watchers to sit and enjoy the playful activities and behavior of the lovely feathered friends. However patience is the key word for the bird lovers visiting the Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi. Spotting the Blue Winged Pitta is a rare phenomenon and it may take time but no one is disappointed as a wide variety is easy to locate at the Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi. However the Banded Pitta is easier to locate than the Blue Winged one and if the trekkers go deep in the primary forest, then they can chance upon to come across the Green Broadbill. Some of the popular trails taken by the bird watchers while visiting Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi are U Trail, Plateau Trail, Oil Palm Plantation or the Old Coffee Plantation Trail.

Visitors to the Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi can also catch glimpses of the Crested Partridge, Blue-breasted Quail, Yellow-legged Buttonquail, Malaysian Honeyguide, Streak-breasted Woodpecker, Maroon Woodpecker, Indian Roller, Dollarbid, Vernal Hanging Parrot, Spotted Wood Owl, Brown Wood Owl, Great Eared Nightjar, Crested Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Chinese Pond Heron, Little Heron, Malayan Night Heron and Asian Fairy Bluebird.

Reaching the Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi is extremely convenient from the Krabi town. Time taken to reach the national park from the town is nearly one hour. Tourists can either avail a taxi or take a bus from the bus station. If bus is the chosen option, then the visitors have to get one for Trang and get down at Khlong Thom. From this point, motorcycle taxis are available in plenty to give you a ride to Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi. Another highlight of the Khao Phra - Khao Nor Chuchi Wildlife Sanctuary in Krabi is that, tourists can also spend some night's right in the heart of the park and in the company of the birds and other wild animals. The Morakot Resort offers bungalow type accommodations for the visitors.


Last Updated: 20 Feb 2008