Sap Langka Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in Kut Ta Phet Sub-district, Sap langka Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 155 square kilometers or 96,875 rai of land. A flatland amidst a valley, the Sanctuary is 140-846 meters above sea level. This virgin and fertile jungle is where Maenam Lam Sonthi originates and where the nearly-extinct animals dwell.
There are two natural trekking trails which are easy to follow. The first is from Haui Prik to Tham (cave) Pha Pheung (a 3,200-meter trip with a total travel time of approximately 2.5 hours). The second is Haui Pradu trail which starts with a rafting trip to the 1,500-meter trail along Tham Samui Kui and Tham Phra Nok.
(total travel time is approximately 1.5 hours)
Places of interest along both trails include Namtok Pha Phueng, where water gushes down the high cliff all year round. The steep trail winds through the side of the mountain to another part of the waterfall. Nearby is the huge Pha Pheung Cave which is the home of thousand bats. Stalagmites and stalactites are found in the cave which ends at the high cliff. Other attractions include Pha Nam Yoi and Namtok Sam Sai.
To get there by car, use Highway No. 205 from Chai Badan to Lam Sonthi. Drive for 31 kilometers, turn to Kudtapetch Sub-district and proceed for another 37 kilometers.
Please note that visitors are admitted only to certain areas. Contact the Sanctuary Headquarters for more details on 02 562 0760 or visit www.dnp.go.th