Sa Nang Manora Forest Park is located in Tambon Nop Pring, and approachable by driving on Phang Nga – Krabi (Highway No. 4) route for 4 kilometres, then take a right turn for another 4 kilometres. The park contains shady cascades and small basins as well as a 2-kilometre nature trail.
Situates inside the Koh Thoi Nang Hong National Forest Reserve area in Tambon Nop Pring, covering a total area of 72 acres. It has topography of Limestone Mountains lying from the Northeast to the South. The park is covered with evergreen of rain forest with streams flowing down through the valley. The different altitudes of the landscape result in many small waterfalls. Many economic plants are grown here; such as, Malacca teak, ironwood, and Champa Pa-Magnolia elegans. Its fauna include Sumatran serow, monkey, langur, bear, tiger fish, soro brook carp, and soft-shelled turtle.
The name of the forest park is based on a folk tale that 7 Kinnari sisters flew from Kailasa Mount to swim in the pond here and the youngest sister, Manora, was caught by the loop of Hunter Bun who took her to offer to Prince Suthon.
Interesting attractions within the Forest Park:
– Namtok Sa Nang Manora features a medium-sized pond and a small waterfall with water all year round.
– Tham Plueak Hoi is a medium-sized cave located 1.3 kilometers from the Park’s headquarters. It houses a shell cemetery with a sloping trail for an easy walk.
– Tham Khi Khang Koh is located 2.3 kilometers from the Park’s headquarters and of a larger size than Tham Plueak Hoi. It is a habitat of a large flock of bats, with a not so steep trail suitable for walking.
– Tham Kaeo is 3 kilometers from the Park’s headquarters and 1.5 kilometers from Tham Khi Khang Koh. It houses beautiful stalactites and stalagmites but a guide will be needed for the walk.
In addition, the Park also provides a nature trail with natural interpretation signs of its flora and fauna along a distance of 2 kilometres, taking approximately 1 hour. No guide is needed.
Accommodation: there is no accommodation available but a camping area is provided but visitors must bring their own tents and camping equipment. Restaurant in the park is open during 9am-4:30pm. Opening hours: 8am-5pm
Getting there: From Phang-nga, take Highway No. 4 (Phetchakasem Road) via Tambon Nop Pring. The Park is approximately 4 kilometres from the provincial town. Turn right for another 4 kilometres at the direction sign.
Sa Nang Manora Forest Park
Location: Moo 3 Nop Pring, Mueang Phang Nga, Phang Nga 82000 Thailand