Located in the west of the Thai Gulf, Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park was Thailand’s first coastal National Park established in 1996, covering the area of approximately 98.8 sq.km. The landscape is high steep limestone mountains by a beautiful coast, and a flat valley basin, which is a large freshwater marsh, covering around 36.8 sq.km.
The name Khao Sam Roi Yot can be translated into “The Mountain With Three Hundred Peaks”, a series of magnificent grey limestone mountains, which rise dramatically from the Gulf of Thailand and adjacent coastal marsh to a maximum height of 605 m.
The wooded mountains make it a site of outstanding natural beauty, but it is the freshwater marsh and coastal habitats (an important stopover and breeding area for birds), that gives the park great ecological significance. It offers the visitor a tremendous variety of attractions. These include fine sandy beaches, spectacular caves, superb mountain viewpoints, offshore islands, boat rides and forest trails.