Formerly, Nam Tok Ngao National Park was called Klong Prao National Park, located in Amphur La-un, Muang, Ranong province; and Amphur Sawee, Thung Tago, Lung Suan, Pa To, Choomporn province. At 668 km2, the park's general geography is rugged mountain range. And it has valuable trees forest and headwaters, suit to set a national park.
The general topographic composition of the park are mountainous regions, which includes Khao Daen, Khao Huai Siat, Khao Nom Sao, and can be seen stretching from the northern to southern areas of the land. Khao Nom Sao is not only the highest mountain in the park, peaking at a height of 1,089m above sea level; it also provides a very important watershed for the provinces of Ranong and
Due to the monsoons experienced in Thailand during the months of May till December, January through to April is considered the best time to visit Nam Tok Ngao National
Flora and Fauna
There is moist evergreen forest with valuable floras some are Podocarpus neriilolius, Hopea odorata and Michelia champaca. Beside, there is an orchid scattered in deep forest -Dendrobium Formosum, which is similar to Cathalia Orchid and bloom from October to December. Bour Put (Reffesia Kereii Mejjer) Its a new species of fauna and the largest flower in the world. Actually, its parasitic species in the Rafflesia. Its remarkable, not only because of their size, but also because the flower is the only part of the plant that is visible which appeared on the ground, only in rainy season. Its characteristic is similar to dark red cabbages.
Wildlife existing in the park includes wild elephants, tapirs, gaurs, leopards, bears, barking deer, monkeys, langurs, wild boars, serows, cobras, King cobra, python, jungle fowl, hornbill, etc. The most important of all the wildlife species found in the park is the famous Chao Fa crab (Phricotelphusa sirindorn Naiyanets) which was discovered around the Nomtok Ngao National Park area of the Ranong province
located near the Headquarters, you can follow Phetchkasem road for 13 kilometers then turn left at the intersection that opposite Khao Ya and follow the road for 1 kilometer. The waterfall has water drops over the high and steep cliff that you can see it even you are far away.
Chao Phar Crab (Phricotelphusa Sirindhorn Naiyanete) Chao Phar Crab, a new kind of crab in the world first found in Ngaw Waterfall, is unique, and unlike any kinds of fresh water crab, such as, its shell and claws are white, and its lip, two eyes sockets and eight legs are purple.
Gomasum or Uang Ngoen Luang (Dendrobium formosum) is symbolic of Ranong Province. Its fauna in the Orchidaceae, generally characteristic is just like Cattariya orchid, white sepals and petals, white lip with yellow blotch with its delicately fragrant. The blooming season is October to December. It can be found easily in Moist forest, especially at Nam Tok Hngao National
Khlong Phrao Waterfall
a beautiful waterfall that has water flows all year. These are 5 levels, the third level is 36 meters high. Separate from Lang Suan-Thung Tago road for 15 kilometers, you will reach the
Bang Rin Waterfall
located in Moo 2, Tambol Bang Rin, Amphur Muang Ranong. Turn left at the intersection next to Bang Rin bridge along Muang Din Khao road parallel Klong Bang Rin for 3 kilometers. The steep waterfall is wellknown among Ranong people
Namtok Ngao National Park
Ngao Sub-district, Amphur Muang Ranong Ranong Thailand 85000
Tel. 0 7784 8181
How to go?
Nam Tak Ngao National Park's Headquarters is 13 kilometers from the town of Ranong. Follow the road number 4 (Ranong-Ratcha Krud) then turn left for 700 meters you will reach the Headquarters.