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Monday, April 22, 2024

Geological Tourist Destination Phetchaburi Forest

With the goal of boosting geological research and the conservation of natural resources, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has announced plans to transform Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park in Phetchaburi province into a geological tourism attraction.

An advisor to the minister of Natural Resources and Environment named Dr. Yuthapol Angkinan said that scientists from the Department of Mineral Resources had lately discovered a huge number of fossilized sea species lodged in the limestone mountain within the park. The corals, mollusks, and corals that made up the fossils are thought to be about 250 million years old, making them remnants from the Permian epoch.

Limestone mountain in the forest park was formed around 250 million years ago, according to geologist Phoobet Sakha.

Some of the fossilized corals, called Rugose corals by Phoobet, resemble tree branches or horns; these corals were extinct 250 million years ago. With this newfound interest in Earth’s past, the Khao Nang Phanthurat Forest Park is poised to become a major tourist attraction.

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