Kui Buri National Park
Kui Buri National Park is part of the Ta Nao Si Mountain Range and possesses an abundance of flora and fauna. This watershed forest also serves as a food source for a great number of large-sized wildlife species including gaurs, wild elephants, bantengs and deer, as well as various types of birds and butterflies. This wealth of wildlife has led to the area being dubbed “Kui Buri, Thailand’s Safari”. Travelers can appreciate the plants and wildlife at close range, particularly at the salt licks, where herds of wild animals gather in the evening time.
The park offers a camping area and RuamThai Village as alternatives for travelers to spend the night observing local wildlife. Nonetheless, it is best to keep in mind that respect for these animal’s natural way of living should be shown by avoiding getting too close, refraining from making loud noises, not wearing brightly colored outfits or using the camera flash and never feeding them. To truly experience an ecotourism trip, travelers must learn to respect the forest and all of its inhabitants, remembering that they are merely observers who must never leave anything behind or affect the equilibrium of the natural environment in any way.
Moreover, travelers can explore numerous activities, for example, building artificial salt licks, dikes and creating grass plots as food for wildlife to prevent them from invading the local village to raid crops, something which has featured in news reports on several occasions in the past. These actions help alleviate the conflict between forest conservation and villagers’ agricultural areas that connect with the forest, allowing both forest and villagers to sustainably live together in harmony.
- Admire diverse species of plants and wildlife.
- Study the ecology of a vast national park, which is a part of the Ta Nao Si Mountain Range.
- Join ecosystem conservation and restoration activities, for example, building artificial salt licks, dikes, and grass plots.
Best Time to Visit
- All seasons. Appropriate time to enter the forest and spot animals is 3 p.m.-6 p.m.