Suranaree Park

Thailand's first geological park. In the tourist area. The land of Satun.

Wang Sai Thong Waterfall

The site is a waterfall where water is originated from a water body in cavities of the karst limestone mountain by outflow down below along the hill slope into the La-ngu River. It is regarded as a tufa waterfall formed when water running over carbonate rock absorbs calcium. Aquatic plants which grow on the rocks in the stream and air in the atmosphere provide carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and water running which precipitates the calcium from the water to deposit it as layer of tufa on the surface of the waterfall – a process that takes millions of years. This tufa precipitation forms many curtain dams in
form of many levels of terraces with spectacular water ponds and water curtains under shades of tree canopies. Forest Protection Unit of the Khao Bunth 
Wildlife Sanctuary provides the parking lot, information panels, walking tracks and bridges for easy accession of the tourists.
The site is along the upstream area of La-ngu River where the river flows from the north to the south along a fascinating valley with high cliff rugged mountains of the limestone karst terrain under a thicket of tropical rainforests. Kayaking are always popular activities for tourists who love natural beauty, nature studies and adventures. Kayaking would be started at some up north locations where the canoes can be launched and paddled down on the clear water passing some rapids for adventurous journey about 7 kilometers in distance. The destination of kayaking is normally ended up at the junction where another stream from the Chet Khot Cave flows to join.
 

Leste Gondon

Tham Le Stegodon is a sea cave in the N-S elongated cliff limestone mountain ranges. Its two stream inlets are in the eastern side of the mountain and a stream outlet in the western side. It is characterized as three crooked tunnels
extending to join together in the mountain. The tunnels are 10 – 20 meters wide and 10 – 20 meters high with a total length approximately 3-4 kilometers. The stream outlet in the western side is connected with a brackish stream run through a thicket of mangrove forest that needs to sailing boat about four kilometers to get on the land at Ban Tha Oil pier.
The former name of the Tham Le Stegodon is Wang Kluai cave characterized by a sea cave with seawater intrusions on the western outlet. The two stream inlets 
in the eastern side are joined together in the cave into a single tunnel and flow out the stream outlet in the western side. The water level in the cave is affected by water from streams and daily sea tides from the western outlet. The kayaking in the cave has to therefore consider the water level in the cave.
Discoveries of Pleistocene rhinos and particularly the Stegodon the name “Tham Le Stegodon” or “Stegodon sea cave” is renowned.
 

Phu Pha Pho Cave

The site is a large limestone cave with about 20,000 square meters size located above the down below area about 50 meters. An outside service area is consisted of car parking lot, souvenir and food shops, rest rooms, meeting room, tourist service center, walking tracks, ticket booth, and other landscapes under a tropical rainforest tree canopies.
The area is characterized by a rugged terrain of karst topography mostly consisting of Ordovician limestone. The cave contains diversified spectacular speleothems such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns, soda straws, sinter pools, sinter terraces, calcite crystals, cave pearls, flowstones, etc. Air ventilation in the cave can be taken place via a karst window. This karst window also lets a sunbeam radiating into the cave and lighting up a large stone surface to be a green carpet by such kinds of green microorganisms. There are some
prehistoric archeological artifacts found in the cave. Ancient humans used to inhabit the cave as a shelter leaving with some potteries and sea mollusk shells.
 

Table top

A fault plane is on the south of a small isolated Khao To Ngai mountain about 7 kilometers  from  La-ngu  District.  It  can  be  seen  on  a  cliff  at  the  seafront 
accessible by a walking bridge from the national park office. This fault plane site is an important geological structure of the Satun Geopark.
Cambrian red sandstone (Tarutao Group) which is overlain by Ordovician limestone (Thung Song Group) as a normal fault contact boundary between the two rock groups with different ages located on the high cliff with the seafront spanned up to the sea horizon far away. A walking bridge built by the Mu Ko Petra National Park is paved encircling the mountain along the seafront named the “Time-bounded crossing bridge”. The Satun Geopark together with Mu Ko Pethra National Park and Satun Province have launched a concept of group wedding ceremony across the time-bounded location. This is to make a story for local people in learning about the geological site with tourism industry stimulation. The site is thus a tourist spot with inheriting the group wedding tradition.

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