Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary is a National nature park in Uthai Thani, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. The area also stretches out over the provinces Kanchanaburi and Tak.
Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary is the natural habitat of wild elephants, tigers, deer and many others. It’s a beautiful nature park.
We hired a guide, which is not obligated, but I would recommend it. It’s a very big park and it sometimes happens that people get lost in the park. With wild elephants and tigers living their, you don’t want to stay overnight in the forest.
Our guide was very friendly and tried to explain us as much as he could. He knew a lot, but we were a very odd group. There were Thai, a Filipina, an American and my husband and I (Belgian). It wasn’t the most easy task for our guide. He managed to explain us about the animals, flowers, which trees can provide you water in the wild, and many other interesting things.
Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful place to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature. But behind this beautiful piece of nature lays a tragic story. Seub Nakhasathien literally dedicated his life to protect the nature in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary. In which he succeeded. Short afther his dead Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary was declared an Unesco World Heritage Site.
On September the 1st 1990, on the age of 40, Seub Nakhasathien committed suicide in his bedroom in the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary headquarters. It is said he killed himself to draw attention to the park in order to protect the park and the nature.