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Than Bokkhorani National Park

covers 37.5 rai (1 rai = 160 square meters) in Tambon Ao Leuk Tai, one kilometer from the Tambon Ao Leuk Neua Market intersection on the Ao Luk Sak road. The park is forested by many different species of trees growing around the attractive pool after which the park is named, the Sa Bokkhorani .Species include the wild gardenia, asoka, and Apocynaceae. The Sah Bohk Korani flows through a winding passage in the mountain. At the north end of the pool is a footprint of the Buddha carved in wood near the little temple sacred to Jao Pho To Yuan - To Chong.

Tham Phi Hua To or Tham Hua Kalok

This big cave is situated on a mountain surrounded by water and mangrove forests. It is said that the cave was once home to a ghost with an impressively large skull, from which comes its name – pihua toh means big-headed ghost. The walls of the cave are decorated with prehistoric, coloured pictures of men, animals, and various limbs and organs. Shells in great numbers, one on top of the other, can be found in this cave. To visit Pi Hua Toh, board a ferry at Bor Tor Pier.

Tham Phra

This is the location of the Kao Phra Suhn Yah Tah Rham Meditation Centre. It is about 2 kilometres from the district offices of Ao Luk. Inside the cave, there is an ancient Buddhist effigy. This has two other statues of equal size flanking it. These were placed at a later date. The base is surrounded with smaller wooden figures.

Tham Phet

This is a cave 3 kilometers from the intersection at Ao Luk Nua market. The cave front has Buddhist statues. The cave walls are of a stone that reflects light with the dazzling beauty of diamonds. It is from these walls that the cave gets its name – Pet is Thai for diamond. To visit the cave, procure a guide from the Tarnbohk Korani National Park and be sure to bring a flashlight or torch.

Tham Lod Nua - Tham Lod Tai

These are 2 kilometers from the district offices on the Ao Luk-Laem Sak road near the watercourse of Klong Ta Prahng. There are two caves :
* Tham Lod Nua : This beautiful cave winds back on itself like an elbow.
* Tham Lod Tai : is a limestone tunnel longer and narrower than one of the same name in Phang-nga Bay. The cave mouth has stalactites and stalagmites and a boulder shaped like the quarter moon lying on its side. Visit this cave
when the water is low by boarding a long tail boat at Bor Tor Pier; the journey takes only 10 minutes.

Tham Chao Le

It lies west of Laem Sak Cape on a beautiful bay surrounded by limestone mountains. Inside the cave, there are stalactites and stalagmites, as well as prehistoric paintings of people, animals, and geometric figures. These paintings are thought to be more recent than those found in Pi Hua Toh Cave. To visit the cave, take a regularly scheduled boat from the Sapan Pla of Fishing Pier at Laem Sak Cape; travel time is about 15 minutes.

Song Pi Nong Cave or Poon Nua Tai

his cave lies west of Pi Hua Cave Toh. Human skeleton remains, pottery, earrings, and bronze bracelets were found inside the cave.

Hua Galok Nai Cave or Bun Mak Cave

This cave was discovered by a villager named Bun Mak and lies one hundred meters from Pi Hua To cave. It is a large, dark cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites. A large number of prehistoric pottery shards were found in layers on the cave wall near the entrance. These have distinctive line designs, and are thicker and coarser than those found elsewhere.

Toh Luang Cave

This cave, located in Ban Nop, Tambon Klong Hin, has three levels. Each level abounds in stalactites and stalagmites. While some resemble Buddhist monks, others look like legendary multi headed serpents. Jao Por Toh Luang is said to have stayed here, after whom the cave was named.

Sua Noi Cave

This cave is 2 kilometers from Hua Galok cave in Ban Bor Tor and is the site of a monastery and meditation centre. A broad outcropping in the hill forms the front. Many old pottery remains have been found here.

SuaNok Cave or Thep Nimit Cave

It is here that the Nimit Monastery is located. A tunnel that runs below the cave lets in sea water. This makes the walls thick with shells. Above is another larger, dark cave, and fifty meters from it is another cave, the Orahan Cave. This has more strangely shaped stalactites and stalagmites than anywhere else. They shine like lights, making the cave look more out-of-the-world.

Klong Chai Kao

This is like Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi. A long tail boat can be taken through the cave to the other side in about five minutes.

Garos Island

It is off the eastern tip of Laem Sak. Ancient paintings of men and animals are on the cliff walls facing Hin Bai Bay.

Talu Island

A 45 metre high hill stands at the centre of this island. The hill is perforated by a 30 meter hole, and thus its name – Talu means to pass through. The island is noted for the presence of swifts in large numbers that make the precious swallow bird's nests. These nests are used in the Chinese delicacy, Bird's Nest Soup.

Daeng Island

This island has a fine sandy beach that is 25 meters long, and a passage through the cliff 70 meters wide and 20 meters high.

Mu Ko Hong ( Hong Island )

It comprises a number of large and small limestone islands. The largest of these is the Ko Hong, also known as the Lao Billeh Island. These rugged islands are shaped like half circles, forming bays with both shallow and deep water. Makes perfect conditions for diving and fishing. The best known islands besides Hong Island are : Lakkah or Sakkah; Lao Riem; Pakka; and Lao Lahding Island. Boats leave for the Hong Islands from Ao Nang Beach; the trip takes about one hour

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