Khao Nang Phanthurat Park in Cha’am, Phetchaburi is an important attraction known for its natural resources and its historical background. It is an area of outstanding beauty with stunning views over the gulf coast and provides one of the best locations for walking tours in Thailand.
This is where the folktale “Sang Thong” originated. As the story goes, Phanthurat is a giant who adopted Phra Sang as her child while she and her servants disguised themselves as human. One day, Phra Sang entered a prohibited area and bathed himself in the golden pool. He grabbed a disguise costume and other magical items and then flew away. When Phanthurat returned and could not find her child, the giant went after Phra Sang and begged him to come back without success. She subsequently grieved and exploded to death. Phra Sang arranged a cremation and the giant’s body was turned into a mountain. As a result, people have called the mountain ‘Khao Nang Phanthurat’ or ‘Khao Nang Norn’ until present.
Khao Nang Phanthurat Park is a superb location for walking tours in Thailand. It has a nature trail that is well marked and mostly either steps made from railway sleepers or rocks that had been concreted in place. Having said that it isn’t an easy climb and is quite steep in places. Although if you are young and active it would be a doddle. It’s not a bad climb up to the first viewpoint, then it starts to descend for a while before climbing more steeply up again to another viewpoint and then beginning the climb down.
This venue does not feature on any of our Guided Tours. If you wish to visit here, please refer to our Private Charter rates for Cha’am.
As this is a free-to-enter destination, please do not try to make bookings through this website. This page is for your information only to let you know what activities are available.
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