Kui Buri National Park

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Kui Buri National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Kui Buri National Park (Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand.jpg
Map showing the location of Kui Buri National Park
Map showing the location of Kui Buri National Park
Location in Thailand
LocationPrachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand
Nearest cityPranburi
Coordinates12°3′6″N 99°33′26″E / 12.05167°N 99.55722°E / 12.05167; 99.55722Coordinates: 12°3′6″N 99°33′26″E / 12.05167°N 99.55722°E / 12.05167; 99.55722
Area969 km2
Established1999
Visitors40,592 (in 2007)

Kui Buri National Park is a national park of Thailand in the Tenasserim Hills in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. It was established in 1999.[1]

Geography[edit]

The park covers parts of the Pran Buri, Sam Roi Yot, and Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan Districts of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.

Flora[edit]

The forests contain dry evergreen and moist evergreen forests. Important trees are Dipterocarpus tuberculatus, Hopea odorata, Terminalia chebula, and different species of palms.

The park has more than 200,000 sandalwood trees. It is the only place in Thailand where sandalwood can be harvested for the cremation of royal family members. Nine trees were cut down for the cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. A royal brahmin spent one month selecting trees meeting royal criteria: they must be dead and have been over 100 years old.[2]

Fauna[edit]

Some animals that can be found in the park:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kui Buri National Park". Department of National Parks (DNP) Thailand. Archived from the original on 1 February 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  2. ^ Lersakvanitchakul, Kitchana (2019-05-03). "The Water of Life". The Nation. Retrieved 2019-05-03.