Photo: A sala within a cave.

Things to see and do

Phraya Nakhon Cave

The symbol of Phrachuap Khiri Khan province, Phraya Nakhon Cave is a giant limestone cavern with trees reaching for a rooftop hole that bathes a 125-year-old Thai pavilion in sunlight. Though it has a long history of royal visits and the locals know it well, it deserves more hype than it ... Read more about Phraya Nakhon Cave .

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Beaches around Sam Roi Yot

While the highlights of Sam Roi Yot are all found at least a few hundred metres inland, the area also has a handful of low-key beaches that are fine for an hour or two of lounging. At all of them, the water is not particularly clear and a very shallow approach means you’ll need to wade for a while before swimming becomes possible. In our opinion, the best is Phraya Nakhon beach, a fairly long ... Read more about Beaches around Sam Roi Yot .

Thung Sam Roi Yot Wetlands

Framed by a vast expanse of limestone peaks, a long wooden walkway leads over mirror-like water where reeds and lotuses mix with fish and the colourful birds that feast on them. Often left off itineraries due to a lack of good travel information from the national park, the freshwater wetlands known as Thung Sam Roi Yot should not be missed. Few places in Thailand are as ... Read more about Thung Sam Roi Yot Wetlands .

Khao Daeng Viewpoint

Located a short ride from the main park headquarters in the park’s southern reaches, Khao Daeng (Red Mountain) is the best place in Sam Roi Yot to get a solid hike with breathtaking views as your reward. The trail begins just off the main road and climbs steeply up to the 157-metre-high lookout, where you can sit back and enjoy northern vistas over the mountains and shrimp farms down below, ... Read more about Khao Daeng Viewpoint .

Kaew Cave

Named after gemstone thanks to how the opaque walls glitter when a light is shined on them, Kaew Cave offers a more typical caverning experience than nearby Phraya Nakhon. After renting a headlamp for 40 baht from a man who hangs around near the parking lot, visitors are directed towards a steep trail with ropes to assist in climbing the rocky slope. An easy to miss sign then points you to ... Read more about Kaew Cave .

Khao Daeng Boat Trip

A narrow mangrove-lined river rings around Khao Daeng and makes for a pleasant morning or late afternoon cruise. The trip takes around 90 minutes, going in a semi-loop around Khao Daeng and other striking rock formations. You’ll also pass through a mangrove forest where crab-eating macaques can be seen munching away at low tide. A wide array of birdlife can also be spotted, especially around ... Read more about Khao Daeng Boat Trip .

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Where are you planning on heading to after Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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