Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is an oasis of lush jungle, rocky peaks and soaring limestone outcrops. In Thai, the name means “Three Hundred Mountain Peaks”, a reference to the park's rugged landscape. It covers almost 100 square kilometres and offers scenic walking trails, sandy beaches and hidden caves.
Khao Sam Roi Yot is one of Thailand's top birdwatching destinations, with the chance to spot unique species, such as the Malaysian plover and spotted redshank. The park is also home to troupes of noisy macaques and dusky langurs.
Tham Phraya Nakhon, one of Thailand's most beautiful caves, is the park's signature attraction. A 30-minute walk or boat ride will get you to the entrance of the cave. From here, you can follow a rocky path to the main chamber, where an ornate temple is drenched in sunbeams streaming through a natural skylight. Pick up a map at the visitor centre or main entrance gate if you plan on exploring the park independently.
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is a one-hour drive south of Hua Hin in the Kui Buri District. Hire a private driver for the day or ride local buses in around two hours. Motorcycle taxis run from the nearby town of Pranburi.