At present, under the process of appointment as a national park, which shall cover part of the following local: Khlong Thong, Khlong Reng, Khao Ok, Khao Thong Not, Pa Khao Chai Son, Len Khlong Khanom, Khao Fee Hai, Khao Wang, Khao Krot, Chai Kram-Wat Pradu, Khao Hua Chang Forest and 8 islands namely, Ko Mut Tang, Ko Mut Kong, Ko Rap, Ko Hua Ta Khe, Ko Wang Nai, Ko Wang Nak, Ko Noi and Ko Ta Rai, all in Sichon and Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat province, and Ko Samui District, Surat Thani.
Most of the area is covered with lush primary forest which is the originating point for many creeks, from which water is used by the locals for consumption and agricultural activities. Some of the areas are of limestone mountain and quite healthy mangrove
Influence from the South-Westerly wind and North-Easterly wind results in rainfall almost all year round. However, there are 2 seasons altogether, which are summer (February April) and rainy season (May
Forests in the area are:
Primary forests with valuable plants such as Intsia palembanica, Dipterocarpus sp., Ironwood, Sandoricum Koetjape and Indian Oak.
Mangrove forests with valuable plants such as Mangroves, Taboon and Thespesia
Limestone Mountain also exists with plants such as Chanpah and Opuntia
Can be classified as follows:
Mammals Sus scrofa (wild pig), Monkey, Semno, Squirrel, Menetes berdmorei (Indochinese ground squirred), Naemorhedus sumatraensis, Muntiacus muntjak, Ursus malayanus, Tiger, Barking deer, Gibbon and Malayan sun bear.
Birds Spilornis cheela (Cnested), Treron curvirostra (Thick-Billed Pigeon), Copsychus saularis (Oreintal), shama, dove, cormorant, Nicobar pigeon, seagull, Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-Egret) and Ducula aenea (Green Impevial)
Reptiles consists of tortoise, snakes and chameleon.
Amphibians different kinds of frogs, Bufo asper.
Other aquatic life Channa striatus (Sepenthead), crab, shrimp, saltwater fish, brook carp and snakehead
Khao Dat Fah View Point
From this observation point, sun rise and sunset can be seen along with the view and scenery for Ko Tan, Ko Samui, lush primary forest of Khao Dat Fah and many native birds. In the morning, gibbons usually make a lot of noises and often come into sight. The route leading to the observation point is an asphalt road with street lights along the way. It is 1.5 kilometres away from Khanom
Tham Khao Wang
Beautiful cave with stalactites and stalagmites with many astonishing rocks formations. The cave is 1.3 kilometres away from Kanom
Nam Tok Nahn Phai
Three storey waterfalls pouring down to a deep and wide pool of water. This waterfall is 9 kilometres away from Sichon
Mu Ko in the National Park Area
Consists of 8 islands with beautiful beaches. Around some islands, many magnificent corals can also be seen, such as stony corals, staghorn corals and
Khlong Khanom Mangrove Forest
Mangrove forest in the area is in a very good and luscious condition and is also considered one with the most perfect
Hat Khanom - Mu Ko Thale Tai Nation Park
Mu 1, Khanam Sub-district, Amphur Khanom Nakhon Sri Thammarat Thailand 80210
Tel. 0 7468 5269
How to go?
Approximately 1.5 kilometres away from Khanom District. Take Highway No.4041 (parting from Highway No.401) for approximately 17 kilometres, pass Khanom Sanitation District Market, continue on for another kilometre then turn right into Khanom Beach.