Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary

Phang Nga

Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary (เขตรักษาพันธุ์สัตว์ป่าโตนปริวรรต) is located in Tambon Song Phraek and covers a total area of 100,000 rai of shady flora. It also contains Namtok Ton Pariwat or known among the locals as “Namtok Song Phraek” which is 100 metres from the Sanctuary’s headquarters. The waterfall is not very high with a pond down below where there is still some deposits of ores. In the rainy season, the water gushes down. The Sanctuary provides a 2-kilometres nature trail with Bua Phut – Rafflesia kerrii, a plant species with the world’s largest flower of approximately 80 centimetres in diameter, along the route. The plant grows as a parasite on the root of a vine known as Yan Kai Tom. Its flower has 5 reddish brown petals. It is rare and to be found only in a fertile forest. It blooms towards the end of the rainy season around October. Along the route, there are traces of old mines, bird-watching spots that indicate the fertility of the forest, Namtok Hin Phoeng which is a watershed, etc. A guide is needed for trekking along the trail, which takes about 1 hour. At present, a package tour is offered by travel agencies to include trekking on an elephant’s back through intact forests along both sides of the stream, and rafting for fun and excitement for adventure lovers, which takes about 45 minutes and available throughout the year. For further details, please contact:

Phuket Sealand, Tel. 0 7622 2900 - 1, 0 7623 2900 - 4.

Suthin Car Rent, Tel. 0 7632 3603 - 4.

Anda Venture, Tel. 0 7620 2259.

Phang-nga Rafting, Tel. 0 7624 4940, 0 7624 6284.

Accommodation: 2 bungalows are available for visitors as well as a camping site, but visitors are required to bring their own tents. For more information, please contact Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary, Mu 2 Tambon Song Phraek, Amphoe Mueang, Phang-nga 82000.

To Get There:
By car, the Sanctuary is approximately 5 kilometres from the provincial town. Turn right for some 10 kilometres off Highway No. 4 at Ban Song Phraek.

By bus, take the Bangkok – Phang-nga bus and get off at the Phang-nga Bus Terminal and connect to the Sanctuary’s transfer service, which will be provided by appointment at Tel. 0 2561 4835, 08 1968 5364.