Top 10 natural wonders of Thailand

Thi Lo Su Waterfall, photo by yxejamir/flickr

In one of the previous articles I have described some of the most attractive man-made wonders of Thailand. In the following article I will present the top 10 natural wonders of the country. Thailand is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, having spectacular natural and cultural attractions. There are wonderful holiday destinations for all the preferences. If you are a nature-lover, Thailand can be the perfect choice as your holiday destination. There are amazing landscapes in this country. From mountains to seas, from lakes to rivers, from national parks to beaches and islands, Thailand has it all! If you decide to spend your vacation in this amazing country, make sure to visit at least a few of the following natural wonders. You surely won’t be disappointed!

 

Thi Lo Su Waterfall

 

Located in the Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary, it is considered the most beautiful waterfall in Thailand. It flows down in tiers of about 300 m high. Surrounded by virgin forests, it is accessible from the wildlife sanctuary office through a marked trail. It takes only about 15 minutes to walk. There are also places to stop and admire the amazing views from the top. It is important to mention that visitors must follow the set route.

 

Thi Lo Su Waterfall, photo by yxejamir/flickr

 

Khao Sok

 

The limestone mountain ranges and rugged high cliffs are dominated by amazing rainforests. The Khao Sok National Park was established in 1980. It covers an area of about 650 km². The main attractions of the park are Namtok Mae Yai and Namtok Sip Ed Chan (eleven-tiered waterfall), situated approximately 4 km from the park office. There are also other magnificent attractions here, such as waterfalls and caves.

 

Tha Pom (Klong Song Nam)

 

Also called Khlong Song Nam by the locals, which in Thai means “two water canal”, Tha Pom is located in the province of Krabi. This place is attractive for being the meeting point of freshwater and seawater from the mangrove forest.

 

Tham Lot

 

Tham Lot is a huge cave system located in the Mae Hong Son Province, in northern Thailand. The Nam Lang River flows through the cave full of breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites. It used to be once a dwelling place of pre-historic man. The cave is also home to hundreds of bats.

 

Tham Lot, photo by stee/flickr

 

Mor Hin Khao

 

Covering an area of about 200 km², Mor Hin Khao is the name of a mountainous region. The forests are declared protected areas and the site contains a huge variety of natural attractions, like cliffs and strange rock formations.

 

Phu Hin Rongkla

 

Phu Hin Rong Kla is a distinctive national park situated in the Loei, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun Provinces. It is characterized by steep mountains with a unique mixture of beautiful attractions and historical sites. The park contains natural rock formations covered with orchids, ferns, moss and seasonal flowers.

 

Tham Kaew Komon

 

The Tham Kaew Komon cave is located in the northern part of the country, in Mae Hong Son Province. The attractiveness of the cave is represented by the glittering stalactite. The sparkling walls look like they would be covered of diamond.

 

Doi Inthanon

 

Thailand’s highest mountain, also national park, is situated near the town of Chiang Mai. The Ping River formed the spectacular waterfalls, such as Mae Pan, Siriphum, Wachirathan, Mae Ya and Mae Klang. The forest is home to a great abundance with lichens, wild orchids and also different species of birds.

 

Mae Ya Waterfall in Doi Inthanon, photo by FMJRey/flickr

 

Two Color River (Maenam Song Si)

 

Maenam Song Si is the place where the blue Mun River and the brown Mekong River join. It can be found in Khong Chiam District. Visitors can even hire a boat to admire the interesting alluvium.

 

Phu Phra Bat

 

It is a forest park situated in Udan Thani Province, in northeast Thailand. Phu Phra Bat is named after two Buddha footprints carved into rocks. The park covers an area of 13 km². It is also an archaeological site which features numerous ancient buildings and objects of both prehistoric and historic times.

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