Introducing Khao Luang National Park
Known for its beautiful mountain and forest walks, cool streams, waterfalls and fruit orchards, this 570-sq-km park (
Wildlife includes clouded leopard, tiger, elephant, banteng, gaur, tapir, serow, musk deer, macaque, civet, binturong and Javan mongoose, plus more than 200 bird species. An excess of 300 orchid varieties (including several indigenous species) find roots in the humid environments here, along with begonias and a wide variety of ferns.
The best time to visit Khao Luangis January to April, when it’s cooler and drier. If you’re coming from Nakhon Si Thammarat, visit the TAT office and pick up a small informative English booklet to the park.