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Namtok Ngao National Park Formerly known as Klong Prao national park, Ngao waterfall park is located in Ranong and Chumphon provinces. The 668 square kilometres park consists of rugged mountain ranges. Khao Daen, Khao Huay Siad and Khao Nom Sao mountains are headwaters of river streams in Ranong and Chumphon. The park receives heavy rain from May to November. Therefore, the best time to visit the park may be in the dry season: December to April. There are moist evergreen forest with valuable floras such as Podocarpus neriilolius, Hopea odorata and Michelia champaca. Orchids scattering in deep forest bloom from October to December.

Wildlife in these forest includes Malya tapir, gaur, leopard, beer, barking deer, macaque, wild pig, serow and squirrel. The park is the only place in Thailand, where Poo Chao Fah or princess crab is found.

Tourist attractions There are several fine waterfalls including Ngao waterfall scattering in the park.

Accommodations and facilities The park provides a camp ground, but visitors have to take their own gear. There are shops selling foods.

How to get there From Ranong take highway no. 4 to the south for 13 kilometres. You will see the left turn-off road with the park sign. Follow this route for 700 metres to the headquarters.

Contact address

Nam Tok Ngao National Park

Ranong Provincial Forestry Office

Ranong Province 85000

Tel: 077-848 818  Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre  has been declared a World Biosphere Reserve Zone by UNESCO owing to the essential role this mangrove plays in maintaining the region's ecological integrity. Many species of marine life come to the mangrove to mate, incubate their eggs and care for their young until the offspring are strong enough to face the perils of the open sea.