Kao Panom Benja National Park
Kao Panom Benja National Park, is a small mountainous 31,325 rai forest, situated in Amphur Kao Panom, Amphur Aow Luek and Amphur Muang, Krabi. Panom Benja peak, which is 1,397 meters above sea level, is called the roof of Krabi. Huay Toh waterfall is to the rear of the Kao Panom Benja tourist center. This shady waterfall consists of eleven stages. There are two possible routes in order to get there. The first route is via Huay Sadae waterfall through evergreen forest passing a huge Sompong tree. The second route is a two-kilometer walk up the hill and come back down to the Huay Toh waterfall. Along this route, walkers will see many trees and birds. In addition, an attractive cave is worth seeing at Kao Pueng, which is two kilometers from Kao Benja. This cave is full of beautiful stalagmites. Kao Pueng is surrounded by swamp forest and when the water is blue it contrasts visibly with the green color of the forest.
You can get to Kao Panom Benja National Park by taking the bus at the bus terminal at Baromrajchonnee Road. There are daily buses to Krabi. Information at 02 422 2000-1, 02 984 6122 or visit the website at http://www.transport.co.th From Krabi, turn left before the old market junction and take the route Talad Kao – Ban Huay Toh which is around 16 kilometers to the Kao Panom Benja National Park. Visitors can take a motorcycle at the Talad Kao junction to the park.
At Kao Panom Benja National Park, there are seven cabins for 600 baht per night and four twin houses at 1,200 baht per night (all have to be booked online). There are also fields for putting up tents and a tent rental service is available. The shop at Kao Panom Benja National Park opens daily from 8.30 to 4.00.
More information contact:
Kao Panom Benja National Park ,mailbox 26 Amphur Muang, Krabi 81000. Tel. 075 660 0717 or contact the National Park Organization of Kao Panom Benja at 02 561 0777.