The sanctuary offers sensational lake and cliff vistas, primary rainforest, and extraordinary wildlife. You may be lucky to spot the following, sometimes even from the kayaks:

•Hornbills—Great Hornbills, Helmeted Hornbills, Bushy Crested Hornbills, Wreathed Hornbills , White Crowned Hornbills, and Oriental-pied Hornbills.

•Gibbon—the smallest of the ape family; it’s lovely to hear them sing in the mornings as the mist rises — difficult to see them, but possible.

•Tigers—supposedly live near, but we have only heard one once—not yet seen.

•Monkeys—4 different types: long tailed macaques, stumped tail (pig tailed) macaques, dusky and spectacled langurs.

•Wild boar, Tapir, Serow and Malayan sun bears—exciting to spot them in the wild.

•Elephants—not easy to find, but their tracks are plentiful. Since 2017 we’ve seen them often in the vicinity of Praiwan Rafthouse – they come to the lake on a seasonal basis to drink, swim and scratch their bellies on the shores of the lake.

•Birds—Eagles, Osprey, Oriental hobby, White headed fish Eagle, Buffy fish Owl, Rufous Piculet, Verditer Flycatcher, White Rumped Shama, Sultan Tit Bulbul, huge variety of Kingfishers, Broadbills, White Egrets, Heron, Jungle Fowl, Coucals, Plaintive Cuckoo and many types of Woodpeckers..and many more.

•Krating Daeng—red bull and Gaur – wild buffalo.


Many of these birds and animals are endangered and they know it…that’s why it is difficult to find them. Bring your binoculars.