Top wildlife animal watching in Kuri Buri National Park

The Top Wildlife Animal Watching in Kuri Buri National Park 2022

Open time: 2 pm to 6 pm all year around. (Except from 1st September to 31st November)

The location of Kuri Buri National Park in Hua Hin province, Thailand spans 969 km2 

It includes portions of the Pran Buri, Sam Roi Yot, and Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan Districts in the Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.

History of Kuri Buri National park

It is renowned as being the ideal place in Thailand to see wild elephants, and tourists can nearly always be expected to see them there, no matter what day of the year it is.

The history of the park dates back to the late 1970s when the land was distributed to 150 families in a region of Prachuap Khiri Khan province that had not yet been developed for the purpose of cultivating products like pineapple and rubber. A large number of the creatures were shot, poisoned, or electrocuted by farmers when wild elephant and gaur herds, which existed before people arrived, destroyed fields. As a result, the national park was created in 1999 to preserve the species and give experts the tools they needed to manage it more effectively in relation to settlers.

Interesting Facts about Kuri Buri National Park

The Tenasserim Hills Range, which encompasses numerous protected areas in Thailand and Myanmar, includes the park mountains. The park forest is made up of both dry and wet evergreen woods with trees like Dipterocarpus tuberculatus, Hopea odorata, Terminalia chebula, and several palm species.

Sandalwood can only be taken from the park in Thailand for use in the cremations of members of the royal family. The cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej required the removal of nine trees. A royal brahmin consumed one-month choosing trees that met the royal requirements: they had to be dead and more than 100 years old.

Wildlife Species in Kuri Buri National Park

There are currently considered to be more wild elephants and gaurs living in the park than in any other national park or wildlife sanctuary in Thailand, with at least 300 wild elephants and 400 wild gaurs each calling the area home.

Both dry and wet evergreen forests exist; significant trees include palms, Dipterocarpus tuberculatus, Hopeaodorata, and Terminalia chebula. There is a wide variety of wildlife there, including elephants, guars, Malayan tapirs, leopards, wild pigs, serows, gibbons, macaques, and langurs. Sambar deer, bears, barking deers, banteng and lesser mouse deers, and probably Fea’s muntjac comprise several species. It is estimated that there are between 2,500 and 3,200 elephants in Thailand. The park’s gaur population is thought to be 100.

How to access Kuri Buri National Park

In Mueang district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, there are walking paths that lead into the woods. The entrance to Ban Nikom Doen Bandai, a 15-kilometer-long tarmac road, can be found at km 320 on Petchkasem Road. However, the remaining portion of the road is paved with gravel, making it extremely difficult to navigate during the wet season.

A huge watershed region and an undulating mountain range make up the Kuiburi National Park’s landscape west of the Thai-Myanmar border. Evergreen rain forest, dry evergreen rain forest, and mixed deciduous woodland are all found in the national park, which is situated on the sloping Tanaosri Mountain range.

Numerous economically significant plants and the natural habitats of numerous wild species, such as wild elephants, gaurs, chamois, and others, are among its abundant natural resources. The nature and aesthetics of Kui Buri National Park are unaltered by human exploitation.

Lodging types in Kuri Buri National Park

There are two different types of lodging available for visitors: houses and tents. The must-do activity at the national park is to see herds of elephants and gaurs because it is a safe place to do so.

The 300-meter-long walking track is another option for visitors to admire Kalamet. It takes roughly 30 minutes to walk the route.

The entrance fees

  • Adults: 200 baths 
  • Children: 100 baths



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