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“Litter everywhere”

Khao Phra Thaeo National Park
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4-Waters Eco-Adventure Trip from Phuket Including Lunch
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Litter everywhere”
Reviewed 6 May 2013

The trail to the waterfall is good fun wasn't it for the heaps of litter left behind by visitors. Kinda deflates the idea of a protected national park. People at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Center were angels taking all the time to explain their facility. We wish that our entry fee will be used to provide a clean and safe environment for the gibbons that return to their life in the jungle.

Visited May 2013
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Szczecin, Poland
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“Very nice place”
Reviewed 21 March 2013

It's very nice place. When we was there it was totally empty. There's no noisy tourists at all. If you really like nature for sure you will like it. But if you like places like Patong you shouldn't come to Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. If you like to walk, you should pass the jungle, it takes ca. 2 hours.

Visited January 2013
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Szczecin, Poland
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“A must see if you like nature and animals and staying away from noisy tourists”
Reviewed 20 March 2013 via mobile

We arrived early around 7am as we wanted to take a guide and make a full trekking trip and see as many animals as possible. However as might have expected at this time of a day no one is working (although officially the park is open from 7am). So we made the trip alone but still when we walked very slow and were really looking for animals we could see some if only we stayed quiet. We saw a beautiful green snake, frog, giant wasp or moth the size of a hand, lizards, strange bugs, giant ants, fantastic butterflies and many more. Fortunately at the end of the park behind the Waterf

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Berlin, Germany
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“Great retreat to nature”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

It is amazing, that you`ll just have to walk a couple of meters to have a feeling, that you are in the complete wilderness. If you want to have a break from beach and party life and want to experience untouched (that´s at least the impression I have) nature, than this is the place to go.
The hike up to the waterfalls is quite strenuous in the heat. There is a 700 m or 2 km track. We wanted to do the 2 km track, but signposting is not so good and we were afraid to get lost.
There isn´t much service for the 200 THB entrance fee. We asked it the trackes were accesible with a stroller and got indifferent answers. The answer would have been very clear: don´t even think to take a stroller, even without the hike is sometimes quite complicated.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Definitely worth the 200 baht, defintely going back”
Reviewed 6 December 2012

My girlfriend, sister and I have been twice been to this national park in the space of a week. We meet a group of French tourists who asked me if there was a restaurant at the end of the trail. This is NOT that type of national park!
This is the type of place to get away from Phuket's urban sprawl and get lost in the jungle. As long as you set off early you can make it back in one piece and have a swim in the refreshing pond. I was lucky enough to see many beautiful butterflies, lizards, fish, milipedes, spiders and snake. Alas, the elusive gibbon didnt show although I am sure that we heard them.

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre is brilliant. You can tell that the volunteers genuinely care about the gibbons as you can see the excitement when they tell you about releasing gibbons into the wild. The Centre doesnt receive any part of the entrance fee so I gave them a little donation.

The waterfall is fine but I would come here if you just want to see that. The national park is more of a place to go walking and animal spotting.

We ate in a small basic Thai restaurant in the local village and saw a monkey on the way to the pier. Really friendly authentic Thai people here nobody trying to sell you anything or rip you off.

Visited December 2012
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