The Pranburi Forest Park is a protected area at the mouth of the Pranburi River around 15 kilometres south of Hua Hin.
The Park was founded either in 1982 by the Forestry Department after Queen Sirikit visited the area and was inspired to support the growing of more mangrove trees along the coastline.
This project developed 1,984 rai of forest land consisting of mangrove forests, mixed deciduous orests, and coastal plains. The park protects the mangrove forest of the Khlong Kao-Khlong Kop National Reserve Forest. It covers 3.17 square kilometres (1.22 sq mi).
On July 2nd General Chalit Pookphasuk, and General Chom Rungsawang, Privy Councilor s, travelled to the area to monitor the operation of the Pranburi River Delta Forest Development Project.
Mr. Panlop Singhaseni, Governor of Prachuap Khiri Khan and staff from the Pranburi Forest Park, welcomed the official party and provided a briefing on recent progress on the conservation, restoration and management of this royal initiative.
The project provides a focus for both the restoration but also public awareness by students and tourists to the area and as a recreation venue. The park is visited by around 100,000 people annually.
The official visit included meeting and talking with local villagers and also tree planting ceremonies and the release of mangrove crabs to assist in the replenishment of the natural wildlife.