Pran Buri Forest Park

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Pran Buri Forest Park
วนอุทยานปราณบุรี
Map showing the location of Pran Buri Forest Park
Map showing the location of Pran Buri Forest Park
Location within Thailand
LocationThailand
Nearest cityPrachuap Khiri Khan
Coordinates12°25′0″N 99°59′03″E / 12.41667°N 99.98417°E / 12.41667; 99.98417Coordinates: 12°25′0″N 99°59′03″E / 12.41667°N 99.98417°E / 12.41667; 99.98417
Area3.17 km2 (1.22 sq mi)
Established1982

The Pran Buri Forest Park (Thai: วนอุทยานปราณบุรี) is a protected area in Thailand. It is at the mouth of the Pran Buri River to the Gulf of Thailand in Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.

Pran Buri Forest Park was founded either in 1974[1] or on 30 September 1982[2] by the Forestry Department after Queen Sirikit visited Pak Nam Pran Buri Village in Pran Buri and was inspired to support the growing of more trees along the coastline. This project developed 1,984 rai of Khlong Kao and Khlong Doi forests, consisting of mangrove forests, mixed deciduous forests, and coastal plains.[1]

The park protects the mangrove forest of the Khlong Kao-Khlong Kop National Reserve Forest. It covers 3.17 square kilometres (1.22 sq mi).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Svasti, Pichaya (21 June 2018). "Close to Nature". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Pran Buri Forest Park". Department of National Parks (DNP). Retrieved 21 June 2018.