BANGKOK, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation announced on Monday that six waterfalls at Khao Luang National Park in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province would be closed from Monday until further notice.
The department said that Khao Luang National Park had decided to close the waterfalls due to continuous heavy rainfall and strong currents.
"We would like to announce the temporary closure of the six waterfalls so tourism-related sectors will be well informed in advance," the department said.
The six waterfalls are namely, Phrom Lok and Ai Khieo in Phrom Khiri district, Karom in Lansaka district, Tha Phae in Chang Klang district, Krung Ching in Nop Phitam district and Nua Fa in Phipun district.
The Tha Phae waterfall in Chang Klang district is a waterfall most frequented by tourists.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand also posted the announcement to its website.
The Thailand Meteorological Department (TMD) earlier in the week issued a weather warning for southern Thailand with torrential rain forecast to hit the region throughout the end of October.