Destinations in Thai Muang District .
Lampi-Hat Thai Muang National Park
The park occupies an area of 45,000 rais (18,000 acres). It
was declared a national park on April 14, 1988. Interesting attractions
in the park include:
Lampi, located at Mu 6, Tambon Thai Mueang, on Phetkasem
Road (Highway No.4), between kilometer markers 32 and 33, and taking
an unpaved access road for another 1.5 kilometers. It is a 6-tiered
waterfall that runs all year round.
Ton Phrai can be reached by taking a 7-kilometre unpaved
access road between kilometer markers 28 and 29 and then continue
on foot for another kilometer. It is a huge waterfall that runs all
year round. Visitors are encouraged to visit the falls in the dry
season, as access will be easier.
Thai Muang, located in the Thai Muang Sanitary area. Going
into the area, take the right-hand road for about 1.5 kilometers,
then drive another 5 kilometers on the beach road to the National
Park office. The 13-kilometre long beach has fine white sand and
runs along the Highway. The area is blessed with crystal clear water.
The recommended time to visit is between November and February. Sea
turtles come to lay their eggs on the shore, thus creating a tradition
of walking on the beach to watch turtles lay their eggs on a moonlit
Chulabhorn Underwater Park Conservation Centre
This centre is at Third Naval Area, Thap Lamu pier, provides knowledge
on undersea natural resources to visitors and the public. The Centre
is housed in a 2-story building, consists of accommodation for HRH Princess
Chulabhorn, director chairman of Chulabhorn Research Institute, Cafeteria,
Conference room, Auditorium, and exhibits the value and importance of
undersea natural resources and environment, the new aspects of marine
eco-tourism, and the wonders of the undersea world. Call 0 7644 3299-300
for more information.
Bo Dan Hot Springs
his is located in Tambon Na Toei, on the Andaman coast. If you are coming
from Phuket, pass through Khok Kloi intersection, and keep going straight
on. At the kilometre 6 marker, you will see the entrance, then go another
3 kilometres further. The water of the natural hot springs are laden
with minerals such as sodium and calcium, which are believed to relieve
rheumatism, numbness, and help lessen the tension of both body and mind,
as well as being beneficial to your complexion and hair. Mineral baths
are available daily.