Chanthaburi is approximately 250 kilometers from Bangkok. Situated in the eastern region of Thailand, Chanthaburi features diverse attractions for several types of travel. It is arguably famous for gemstone industry, wonderful national parks, and delicious tropical fruit. There are also peaceful beaches along its coastline, such as Chao Lao, Kung Wiman, and Ao Krating or Krating Bay. For those who prefer a little adventure on greenery mountain, Namtok Phlio National Park should not be missed.
The former name of the national park was Khao Sa Bab National Park which was established in 1975. Later in 1982 it was renamed as Namtok Phlio National Park for Namtok Phlio (Phlio Waterfall) is the
main attraction of the national park. The area of the national park covers 135 square kilometers in four districts. There are many beautiful waterfalls namely Phlio, Khlong Narai, Makok and Trok Nong as well as nature trails. Namtok Phlio is located in Laem Sing district just 14 kilometers from Chanthaburi city. The former kings of Thailand namely King Rama V, King Rama VI, and King Rama VII visited it and left the royal monograms there.