Sirindhorn International Environment Park

Sirindhorn International Environment Park is located within the precincts of Fort Phra Ram Hok, Tambon Cha-am on Phetchakasem Road. It is accessible by the same route as Phra Ratchaniwet Mrigadayavan. It was established in honour of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on her 48th birthday anniversary in 2005, with an aim to revive as well as develop the environment of the mangrove forest, beach forest, and mixed deciduous forest that provide a natural habitat for various kinds of fauna in the area back into its original fertility. It was also intended to be a centre of knowledge, publicity, and training of an international standard on the conservation of energy, natural resources and environment, as well as promotion of ecotourism in order to stimulate and implant public awareness in the significance of the conservation of energy and environment for sustainable development. The knowledge and experience gained can be applied in daily life. Spots of interest within the Park include:

Energy for Environment Centre publicizes knowledge about energy and conservation of energy and the environment through a “Two Ways Communication” exhibition, which is divided into 8 stations. Each station features a different form of presentation; such as, model, replica, demonstration, and try-out. There are also other facilities like a learning centre with several learning media including printed and digital ones, small meeting room of 30 – 40 seats and conference hall of 200 – 300 seats, restaurant, souvenir shop, etc.

Energy and Environmental Conservation Camp and International Environment Camp feature activity camps for various organizations coming in groups and interested people who wish to learn about the conservation of energy, natural resources, environment and Thai wisdom. Accommodation is available in the forms of bungalow and dormitory, with an activity ground. The Park also provides a natural study room for visitors to study mangrove forest, beach and land forest, degraded soil inprovement, and resolution for eroded shores, bird watching tower, demonstration of water pumping using wind turbines and solar cells, etc.

Visiting groups should contact in advance at the Sirindhorn International Environment Park Foundation under Royal Patronage of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Tel. 0 3250 8396, 0 3250 8352. Website : www.sirindhornpark.or.th

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