Visit Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Thailand

Visit Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Thailand

This national park, which is in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, is notable for its limestone hills. The name of the park means “mountain with 300 peaks.” Many visitors come here to see Phaya Nakhon Cave, a large cave that has a Buddhist temple inside.

Living in Thailand for quite some time now, we still stumble across amazing places that are truly undiscovered. What makes that even funnier for us is that one of us is a Thai national so you would think we would know all the good places by default. When we visited Khao Sam Roi National Park for the first time, we were impressed and pissed off at the same time – impressed by the variety of ecosystems available in the same locations and pissed off that we hadn’t discovered this place sooner.

The park is also a popular destination for bird watchers, and you can see some 300 species of birds here. January and February is especially good for observing migratory birds. If you are staying in Hua Hin, it’s easy to arrange for a day trip to Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park.

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Khao Sam Roi Yot (translating to “mountain of 300 peaks,”) is located about 60 miles south of Hua Hin in Thailand along the south-western coast. This location is blessed with a variety of ecosystems making it a blast for tourists who want nature in various forms. Khao Sam Roi Yot combines limestone mountains, freshwater marshlands, coastal beaches, shrimp fishing, cave exploration, offshore islands and mangrove swamps. We are not bird watchers but the park office told us it is home to over 316 species of birds and over 50 species of mammals. Not many other places in Thailand provide beaches, caves, wildlife and mountain scenery all in one place.