Thale Ban National Park is located in Ban Wang Prachan, Tambon Wang Prachan, 40 km from the town of Satun. The park has an area of 122,500 rai, covering the Kupang Pulot and Hua Kraming National Forest Reserves and the Pa Khuan Bo Nam Puyu Forest Area in Amphoe Mueang Satun’s Tambon Ban Khuan and Tambon Puyu. It was declared a national park on 27 October, 1980.
Attractions in the Thale Ban National Park:
Bueang Thale Ban:
Bueang Thale Ban is a freshwater lake located in the middle of a valley flanked by the Chin and the Wang Pra Ranges. The lake covers an area of around 125 rai. There is an abundance of freshwater fish and shellfish. Around the lake are Bakong plants (Hanguana malayana), which grow densely. The park provides lakeside pavilions for visitors’ recreation, as well as a wooden path around the lake.
Namtok Ya Roi:
Namtok Ya Roi originates from a source in the Hua Kraming Forest. The waterfall has nine tiers and visitors can swim in a pool at each tier. It is favourite among local visitors. To get there: Follow Highway 4184 (Khuan Sato – Wang Prachan) from Km 14 – 15 for around 6 km, and go on for another 700 m on a lane off the main road.
Namtok Ton Plio:
Namtok Ton Plio originates from Mount Chin. This large and beautiful multi-tiered waterfall flows from a high cliff. To get there: Take Highway 4184 (Khuan Sato – Wang Prachan) from Km 9 – 10 or the park’s headquarters for around 10 km, and follow a dirt lane off the main road for another 3 km.
To get to the Thale Ban National Park:
Take Highway 406 for 80 km. See a direction sign on the left at the Khuan Don T-junction and turn left to Highway 4184 for another 20 km. Alternatively, get on a bus (Hat Yai – Satun) at the Hat Yai’s Clock Tower and get off at the Khuan Sato T-junction. Take a further trip by mini-bus (Satun – Wang Prachan). One bus leaves every hour. A fare is 20 Baht per person.