Khao Sok National Park is located on the mainland a short journey north from Phuket. Eco-tour groups run regular visits to the rainforest which boasts an amazingly diverse range of plants and animals, including the exotic Bua Phut flowers. The park is the largest area of untouched rainforest in Southern Thailand and is actually older than the Amazon Rainforest of South America. Khao Sok is home to Thailands most famous mammals including the Malayan Tapir, Asian Elephant, Tiger, Sambar Deer,Sun Bear, Guar, Banteng, Serow, Wild Boar, Pig Tailed Macaque, Langur, White handed Gibbon, Squirrel, Muntjak and Mouse Deer. Tours range from one to three days offering a range of trekking, rafting and other outdoor activities.
Khao Prataew (Khao Phra Thaeo) National Park is the biggest of the two National parks on the Phuket Island and offers a range of sightseeing and things to do, including trekking one of the many trails through the jungle or enjoying a swim at the many waterholes and, near the two waterfalls. Khao Prataew National Park covers approximately 2,200 square kilometres of forest and is extremely important in the conservation and preservation of natural fauna and wildlife.
Address: Khao Prataew. 254 Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Rd, Thalang. Phone: 076 311 998. Open daily 08.30 to 16.30. Admission: Adult 200 Baht. Children 100 baht.
Sirinat Marine National Park is found at the northern part of Phuket, encompassing some 90square kilometers. It also covers the popular coastal stretch of Nai Yang Beach. This spectacular park covers both the surrounding forest and the surrounding sea line to include important native coral reefs and the mangrove forests. A walking path provides access to most parts of the park, with directions given in both Thai and English. access
Address: 89/1 Moo 1, Ban Nai Yang, Sakhu, Thalang, 076 327 152, open: daily 08.30 to 16.30, admission: Thai (adult/child) 40/20 baht, foreigners (adult/child): 200/100 baht.