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Kaeng Krachan National Park

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Address: Cha-am, Thailand
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One of Thailand's biggest national parks

Covering almost 3000 square kilometres and having its western boundary along the border with Myanmar, Kaeng Krachan has some of the richest wildlife among the Thai national parks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hua Hin, Thailand
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Covering almost 3000 square kilometres and having its western boundary along the border with Myanmar, Kaeng Krachan has some of the richest wildlife among the Thai national parks. It has over a dozen villages occupied by the Karen people, some who have been residents for many generations. The park has substantial populations of elephants and gaur (a magnificent species of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great adventure and immersion into the jungle. Couple of important hints. You need to arrive before 730am to be allowed to drive up to the top of the mountain. If you miss that window you need to wait till 1pm again. Drive all the way up pass the view points and to the end of the road. Than take 5... More 

1 Thank WojtekLukasz
Deventer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

National parks in the tropics. Most of the time the servives are poor, you are not allowed to enter the park without a guide, the toilets are dirty etc. But not in this national park. It is wel organised, the campgrounds are good, the toilets and showers clean, you can rent tents, sleeping bags etc etc. The entrance fees and... More 

Thank Alex S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I visited this park during the hot season in last April. Everything looks very dry and the trees have no leaves. Also most waterfalls have no water. However the scenery is nice and you can have some activities on the lake such as boat trip, fishing and monkey island. My suggestion is to go there during the cold season (Dec-Feb).... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Great wildlife and accommodations and better yet, almost NO tourists in the middle of high season! Contact Rang Sang at the visitor's center and he will take care of most of your needs; however if you are looking for expert advise on birding, no one that we encountered has any.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This park was high on our list. Somehow kaeng krachan is not well known by foreign tourist, albeit being the largest national park in Thailand. There are not that many organised tours either. We had to arrange a tour of the park via the resort we stayed. That worked out perfectly, we had a good guide (he was also a... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

There is very few people come during rainy season, even in dry season also there is not a lot of people. Many kinds of birds as seen and good location for photo with tele lens. Recommend more than Kaoyai where is too many people as not easy to be seen rare bird.

Thank 毅俊 東
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Nice park, in theory. Too many visitors, to be avoided on weekends. Not my favourite park in Thailand - and I visited around 60.

1 Thank Francesco G
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Great place, we've visited the Pala-U waterfall and afterwards taken the touristic route out of the valley (4x4 recommended) which took us through the banana and pineapple nurseries and where you can see wild elephants as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Its quite a long drive from cha am but me and my husband hire a scooter and go we love it here stop for icecream at the top of the dam then ride down to the local restaurant for coffee and cake then take the boat on the lake to feed the wild monkeys (keep hold of bags and cameras... More 

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