Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park South Thailand
Khao Lak Lam Ru Marine National Park was established as a
Marine National Park in 1995 having prior being a National Park since
- Khao Lak covers an area of 125 square kilometers and is planned to be extended in the future to include a 3 kilometer zone around the headland of Laem Hin Chang to incorporate several areas of coral reef and a large area of open water.
- The geology of the Park is rugged mountains, the highest elevation of which is 1,077 meters above sea level. The mountains consist of granite which produces typical dome shaped mountains, clearly visible in the peaks around Ton Chong Fah and Lam Ru waterfalls. The granite rocks are rich in Mica and were said to be laid down between 60 to 140 million years ago during the Cretaceous period. This particular geology has important economic deposits including Tin which was once extracted in many areas in this region.
- The vegetation ecosystem is mainly Tropical Rain Forest with Beach Forest in small areas at the back of beaches.
The animal wildlife consists of Tiger, Asiatic Black Beer, Malayan Tapir, Gibbon, Sambar Deer, Mouse Deer, Common Munjak, Treeshrew, Black Giant Squirrel, Crab Eating Macaque and Langur
The major tourist places of interest in Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park are;
- Lam Ru Waterfall
- Lam Phrao Waterfall
Ton Chong Fa Waterfall
Khao Lak Coastline, beach and cliff views
Khlong Lamru Yai (Canal)
Thap Lamu Pier to Mu Ko Similan