8 Best National Parks in Phuket - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)
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Fond of exploring the wildlife then how about visiting the national parks in Phuket? Visit a place which offers not just the sea, sand and the sun; but something more promising.  Phuket is a destination loaded with the abundant natural beauty of virgin and tropical forests. The wildlife here is way more diverse than expected.

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The national parks of the place are home to exotic wild animals, namely, the lungurs, barking deer, wild boars, gibbons, mouse deer, and monkeys etc. Apart from wild animals, you can cherish the view to the marine life, rare bird species, and the leather bag turtles.

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You would love to explore and would get amazed by the colorful, beautiful and unusual plants inside the national parks in Phuket. Gain a wild experience by following the nature trails in the parks and discover the mysterious life of the various climbers and creepers.

Here is the list of best national parks in Phuket:

01

Khao Sok National Park

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Khao Sok National Park

This is the most popular mainland national park located in South Thailand. Khao Sok is a rainforest with diversity comprising of different plants and animals. It is also one of the few largest national parks in the country and is also easily accessible by the public. This national park is situated 157.5 km away from the main city of Phuket.

Flora: Partly tropical evergreen forest and tropical rainforest

Fauna: Gaur, elephants, banteng, sambar deer, Asian black beer, gibbon, serow, great hornbill, helmeted hornbill, white crowned hornbill, osprey

Opening Hours: 7 am to 7 pm

Location: Khlong Sok, Phanom District

Total Area: 739 sq. Km

Best time to Visit: June and September

Entry cost: For foreign adults 300 baht / 680 INR and 150 baht / 340 INR for children, For local adults 40 baht and 20 baht for children

Where to Stay
: There are plenty of accommodation options near the Khao Sok National Park. Some of them are Tree Tops River Huts, Bamboo Family Inn, Khao Sok Green Valley Resort, The Royal Bamboo lodge, Smiley Bungalows, Khao Sok Jungle Hut etc

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Sirinat National Park

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Sirinat National Park

Starting from the west of the airport to the island’s northern tip, the Sirinath National Park is one of the famous National Parks in Phuket. It covers about 90 square km thus enveloping the Nai Yang, Nai Thon and Mai Khao beaches of the city.

Flora: Common ironwood, tulip tree, tropical almond, cajeput tree, Alexandrian laurel, screwpine, ashoka tree, black plum, elephant apple, and morning glory

Fauna
: Magpie Robin, Common myna, spotted dove, oriole, and greater racket tailed drongo, sandpiper, bar-tailed godwit, white breasted waterhen, slaty breasted rail, brahminy kite

Opening Hours: 6 am to 6 pm, everyday

Location: Northwest of Phuket Island in Thalang district

Total Area: 90 sq. km

Best time to Visit
: During the rainy season and for hiking, the best time is November to February

Entry cost: 200 baht / 450 INR per person for adult foreigners, 100 baht / 230 INR per person for child foreigners, 20 baht for local children and 40 baht for local adults.

Where to Stay: You can book your stay at Nai Yang Beach Resort  & Spa which is only 250 m away from the national park. The Pearl Village Hotel is at a distance of 450m (approx). Some other accommodation options are Pensiri House and The Touch Green.

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04

Mu Koh Similan National Park

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Mu Koh Similan National Park

This is the part of the “Similan Island” which is located near to the Andaman islands. This is one of the most stunning National Parks in Phuket comprising of tropical jungle beauty, white sandy beaches and the turquoise blue waters are undoubtedly the most popular dive destination of Thailand.

Flora: Barringtonia asiatica, Calophyllum inophyllum, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Memecylon, Fischer

Fauna: Pied imperial pigeons, white bellied sea eagles, cattle egret, grey wagtail, bush tailed porcupine, horseshoe bat, grey cheeked flying squirrel, hairless bat.

Opening Hours: 9 am – 6 pm

Location: Near Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Total Area: 26 sq. Km

Best time to Visit: During the rainy season and for hiking, the best time is November to February

Entry cost: 500 Baht / 1130 INR for adults 300 baht / 680 INR for children

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Mu Koh Surin National Park

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Mu Koh Surin National Park

The Mu Koh Surin, one of the finest National Parks in Phuket, is an isle in the Andaman Sea which is situated from about 70 kilometers from the western shore which is next to Thailand and Myanmar border. The park includes attractive coral reefs and different types of colourful fishes. It is also one of the best places for snorkeling which gives a chance to view and appreciate the coral reefs in the shallow.

Fauna: Little Heron, Common Sandpiper str and Little Tern, Island flying fox, Black Bearded Tomb Bat, Pig Tailed Macaque and Common Wild Pig, Bengal Monitor, Water Monitor, Reticulated Python

Opening Hours: 9 am – 5 pm

Location: Khura Buri District, Phang-nga

Total Area: 141 sq. Km

Best time to Visit: In the months of May to October

Entry cost: 500 baht / 1130 INR for foreign adults and 300 bahts / 680 INR for foreign children

                   100 bahts for local adults and 50 bahts for children

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Ao Phang Nga National Park

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Ao Phang Nga National Park

Located on the Coast of Andaman Sea, this Phuket National Park is alluring and is also one of the beautiful and glamorous national parks in Thailand. Ao Phang Nga National Park is 76.3 km away from the main city of Phuket.

Fauna: Malaysian Plover, Asiatic Dowitcher, Black finless Porpoise

Opening Hours: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm

Location: Mueang Phang-nga District

Total Area: 154.4 sq. miles

Best time to Visit: November to February

Entry cost: 300 baht / 680 INR for adults and 100 baht / 230 INR  for children

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Khao Lampi National Park

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Khao Lampi National Park

Khao Lampi is also popularly known as the Hat Thai Mueang National Park is located in the eastern area of Andaman and is divided into two parts Tai Muang beach and Lam Pee Mountain. It is 74.6 km away from the main city. The national park can be termed as the best Phuket National Park tour since it is the bounty of various kinds of birds and species.

Flora: Anisoptera costata, Hopea odorata, bullet wood, Dipterocarpus, Derris indica

Fauna: Collared Kingfisher, Coppersmith Barbet, Lineated Barbet, White bellied sea eagle, Booted Eagle, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Crested Serpent Eagle

Opening Hours: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Location: Thai Mueang, Thai Mueang District

Total Area: 72 sq. Km

Best time to Visit: December and April

Entry cost: 20 baht / 45 INR for adults and 10 baht / 22 INR for children

Where to Stay: You can stay in the nearby Golden lodge or Thai Mueang Resort as per your convenience

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Phi Phi National Park

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Phi Phi National Park

It is basically a group of islands situated in Thailand. This isle is situated in between Phuket Island and Krabi province. It is 169.5 km away from Phuket city. This is a must to include in the Phuket National Park tour. The Phi Phi National Park is a part of the Phi Phi Islands. It is the best place to visit in case spending time on overnight trips with a spectacular view is the main target.

Fauna: Various species, migratory birds, reptiles, fishes and aquatic invertebrate animals such as sea slug

Opening Hours:  8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Location: Located in Thailand between Phuket Island and Krabi

Total Area: 12.25 sq. Km

Best time to Visit: November to April

Entry cost: Adult foreigners 400 baht / 900 INR and children 200 baht / 450 INR

                   Local Adult 40 baht and children 20 baht

Where to Stay
: Some of the exotic accommodation options are Phi Phi Sea Sky Resort, Phi Phi Hill Bamboo Bungalow, Sabai Sea View Bungalow,  Phuphaya Seaview Resort etc.

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Khao Phra Thaeo National Park

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Khao Phra Thaeo National Park

Located in the northern side of Phuket, this national park is filled with remaining virgin rainforest of the island. Khao Phra Thaeo is located 21.5 km away from the main city.

Flora: Virgin Rainforest

Fauna: Langurs, barking deer, mouse deer, wild boars, various monkeys, gibbons.

Opening Hours: 9 am - 5 pm

Location: Thep Krasatti, Thalang District

Best time to Visit: During the rainy season

Entry cost: 200 bahts / 450 INR for foreign adults and 100 baht / 230 INR for foreign kids

                   20 baht for local adult and 10 baht for local children

Where to Stay: You can stay in the nearby budget hotel which is Mai Mai House, Baan Mai-Ek or even stay at BK Villa.

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