is situated 45 kms from
downtown Krabi. Travel along Phetchakasem Road to the
crossroads of Amphoe Ao Luk Turn left to Hightway No.4039,
and travel a further 1.5 kms to the national park office.
The park covers and area of 121 sq.m. consisting of
limestone mountains, mangrove forests and islands.
Among the interesting tourist attractions are:
can be reached by taking the Au Luk-Laem Sak route for about two kms.
Then take a right turn to the Bo Tho pier then transfer to a rented boat
along the Ta Prang canal. About ten minutes after passing a
mangrove swamp will be the Tham Lod Tai, which is a cave beneath a
limestone hill with a stream flowing through narrow passages. The
main attractions are beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. The
Tham Load Nua is a large cavern with meandering passages longer than at
the Tham Lod Tai. They are navigable only during low tide.
is located in amphoe Ao Luk on Phi Hua To Mountains, which are
surrounded by mangrove swamps. The cave is accessible by the same
route as Tham Lot Tai with its entrance not far beyond the canal to Tham
Lot Tai. The mouth of the cave is some 6-7 meters above
ground level. From the entrance, the cave divides into 2 routes,
the left one leading to a vast chamber pierced by a shaft of light,
while the right route leads to a hall believed by archaeologists to have
been once a shelter for prehistoric people. Rock paintings can be
seen within the cave. The paintings, 70 of them, are painted in
red and black and portray people as well as animals. The cave was
named Phi Hua To or Big-headed Ghost owing to the unusually large skulls
discovered there. All have since disappeared. A large pile
of shells were also found in the cave.
is 3 kms from the intersection at Ao Luk Nua market. In front is
enshrined an image of Buddha. The name of this cave "Phet"
means "diamond", and indeed sparkling stone
casts beautiful reflections on the cave walls. The best way to get
there is to first contact the National Park Office at Tharn Boke Korani
for guide. Be sure to bring along a flashlight.
is an island located on the edge of the national park. The
easiest way to reach the island is to hire a boat from Ao Phra
Nang. The trip takes about an hour. This limestone
island has a beach and coral reefs in both deep and shallow