Beautiful Seas and Abundant Nature at Sam Roi Yot in Prachuab Khiri Khan
If we speak about Prachuab Khiri Khan, many people would probably think of Hua Hin or Pranburi. However, Amazing Road Trips with All New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will be taking you to an unseen destination in this province that is the Sam Roi Yot National Park. What’s there to see? Follow us there!
Get to Know Our Destination
The Sam Ro Yot National Park has it all, be it stunning beaches, breathtaking accommodations, beautiful caves, amazing views, fun boat rides, lush mangrove forests, and delightful islands. This national park is Thailand’s first coastal and island national park. The park features limestone cliffs running from north to south for a distance of about 30 kilometers, as well as 6 islands. There are also plenty of large caves, such as the Phraya Nakhon, Kaew, and Sai caves which were created by the erosion of the limestone over the years and contains plenty of beautiful stalagmites and stalactites.
The central part of the park contains huge limestone cliffs while the west has lakes formed by flooded plateaus and the east has muddy beaches and the Takad plain. The abundant nature allows the almost-extinct serow to survive, along with 316 species of waterfowls, and a variety of foliage.
Fun is sun
- The first thing you should do at the Sam Roi Yot National Park is view the sunrise at the Khao Daeng View Point. But be warned though that you’d have to hike 725 meters up rugged terrain from the parking area, with just ropes to help you hoist yourself up. However, the view is totally worth the exertion and you may be able to say hi to some monkeys on your way down.
- The Sam Roi Yot Beach is a quiet and serene beach with pine trees growing all over. You can enjoy a swim in the sea because the area has a shallow beach. There are a variety of accommodations to choose from and you can also take a boat ride to visit the many islands.
- At low tide, you can practically walk to Nom Sao Island, which features the Nom Sao Goddess Shrine that is respected by locals. The name means a young woman’s breasts due to the shape of the island. Locals would make wishes, which often come true. They would then make an offering in the form of women’s lingerie or statues of male dancers instead of the usual female dancers as it is believed that a goddess inhabits the shrine.
- Prepare adequate hiking shoes with non-slippery soles for your hike up the Khao Daeng View Point because the rocks are sharp in some areas.
- If you would like to travel low-budget style, booking the national park’s own accommodations is a viable option. Through the park's website, you can view available bungalows and make your booking. Each bungalow is spacious and clean and there are no restrictions on the number of guests per bungalow.
- There are plenty of fresh seafood available in the area and the prices are not as high as that in the more frequented Hua Hin, Pranburi, or Cha Am due to the lesser number of tourists.
How to Get There
It is not difficult to travel to Sam Roi Yot National Park. Simply drive your Mitsubishi Pajero Sport to Pranburi intersection where you will come across clear signs with directions. You can also go via Pranburi and drive your Mitsubishi Pajero Sport on the coast road and enjoy the view.
Safe Driving Tips
Contact Local Thai Tourism Center
Tourism Authority of Thailand Prachuab Khiri Khan Office
Area of jurisdiction: Prachuab Khiri Khan
39/4 Petchkasem Road Tambon Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuab Khiri Khan Province 77110
Tel: 0 3251 3885, 0 3251 3871, 0 3251 3854
Fax: 0 3251 3898