Photo: Greenery at Thung Khai Botanical Gardens.

Treetop walk at Thung Khai Botanical Garden

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The Thung Khai Botanical Garden makes for an unexpectedly thrilling adventure thanks to a series of suspension footbridges piercing through lowland jungle canopy.

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Known in English as the Trang Peninsular Botanical Gardens, the vast park can be easily hit on a day trip by tuk tuk or motorbike out of Trang town.

Aside from a local couple of lovebirds, we were the only visitors on a drizzly weekday afternoon and it was a joy to have the park’s several square kilometres of foliage practically to ourselves. A network of well-marked paths make this a peaceful place for a stroll through the forest, and naturalists will appreciate the botanical library and plant museum.

Do not look down and you'll be fine! Photo taken in or around Treetop walk at Thung Khai Botanical Garden, Trang, Thailand by David Luekens.

Do not look down and you'll be fine! Photo: David Luekens

The park's many rare plants and trees are cared for by a local conservationist group and can be seen near the front gates, each marked on a sign by its Thai and Latin ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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