Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
|Khao Phanom Bencha National Park|
|Location||Krabi Province, Thailand|
|Area||50 km2 (19 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation|
Khao Phanom Bencha National Park (Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติเขาพนมเบญจา) is a national park in Krabi Province, Thailand. The park is named for Khao Phanom Bencha mountain and protects an area of virgin rainforest and rare wildlife.
Khao Phanom Bencha is 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Krabi town and encompasses parts of Krabi, Khao Phanom and Ao Luek districts. The park's area is 50 square kilometres (19 sq mi) and reaches its highest point at the 1,397 metres (4,580 ft) peak of Khao Phanom Bencha, part of a mountain range running north to south.
Flora and fauna
Khao Phanom Bencha is home to over 200 bird species and is a significant bird-spotting area. Species include white-crowned and helmeted hornbill, white-rumped shama and argus pheasant. An extremely rare bird here is the endangered Gurney's pitta.
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