Botanic Park: the green space for all at Walailak University

Botanic Park: the green space for all at Walailak University

The Botanic Park is open to the general public without any charge from Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The park is located in the conservation area of the university with an area of approximately 1,350 rai, providing academic services and a source of free learning for students and operating as a tourist attraction in Nakhon Si Thammarat. In 2021, the Botanic Park welcomed visitors from across Thailand to participate in activities and provided services and facilities for visitors to participate in various activities and events.

 

Guided Tours of the Botanic Park

  The park organizes guided tours of sightseeing spots and learning centers, e.g., the Herbal Garden, traditional forest areas, nepenthes houses, banana conservation areas, and educational trails.

 

The Botanic Park Facilities

The Botanic Park also provides facilities and services to visitors to organize events or activities, including:

  • Camping ground
  • Homestay accommodation
  • Kayaking
  • Climbing trees with ropes and harnesses
  • Stargazing

 

 

 

The Herbal Garden

The Herbal Garden is an area where the herbs are collected. The operation is under the supervision of the WBP to continuously and systematically supply medicinal plants, as well as provide meaningful labels to visitors to know the benefits of each herbal plant.

 

The Traditional Forest Areas

The areas are places for native plant conservation with educational trails. A tower at a height of 25 meters was constructed to experience an exquisite natural atmosphere. The area at the bottom of the canopy walkway is also a small animal learning ground where botanical gardens are exhibited in natural areas.

 

The Natural History Museum of Walailak University

The construction site, museum building, and learning area around the Natural History Museum consists of a museum building with a collection of knowledge from “The Top of Luang Mountain to the Underside of the Sea”, which covers an area of 17,000 square meters. The exhibition is divided into sections that are interconnected through the center of the exhibition room to honor Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, which conveys her story of the conservation of natural resources. The outdoor space displays drought-tolerant plants in the dome-shaped facade with a 20-meter height. There is also the support museum section of the Maniq-Sakai, which simulates their traditional life. WBP proudly presents the well-being of people with the forest and nature to pass on the proper perception to the outside.

On February 13, 2022, the Botanic Park organized an event called “Valentine Camping in Green Garden @Walailak Botanic Park”. The event aimed to promote stargazing and watching classic movies amidst a natural atmosphere with many tourists attending. Moreover, the park has provided space as a local market for the general public called “Bota Market Chic & Chill” since 2021 with the aim to promote local food and economy.

Related link of evidence:

https://botany.wu.ac.th/

https://botany.wu.ac.th/?p=27601

https://botany.wu.ac.th/?p=30799

https://botany.wu.ac.th/?p=27748

https://botany.wu.ac.th/?p=27681

https://botany.wu.ac.th/?p=23806

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