Pang Sida - Lanhindard and Siamese Crocodile Release Area

29 May 2009 23:40 - 17 May 2013 13:51 #6 by
The Lanhindard site in Pang Sida National Park is most notable for two things a) you have to walk through the parks main gaur habitat and b) the trail culminates in the Pang Sida siamese crocodile reintroduction site. The first kilometer of the trail sees you descending through the forest to the open grassy areas favored by the gaur for feeding (mainly late evenings and night). After crossing through the grasslands you enter a forest pathway that leads through to the Huay Nam Creek and the Lanhindard site. The creek has water all year round and is constantly damp enough to be covered in mosses, lichens and wild orchids. The trail is very easy to follow as it was occasionally used by ranger vehicles.

PLEASE NOTE: Pang Sida now has a policy (2010) that you must take a ranger with you to walk any of their trails. They can be arranged for at the Park's Visitor's Centre.

Important facts

Length of trail :: 12 km (6 km each way)
Hiking time :: 4 to 5 hours (includes return)
Difficulty level :: moderate (scale : easy, moderate, hard, ouch)
Terrain :: Flat open grasslands and mixed evergreen forest
Minimum essentials :: 2 L water, sugar source

Maps :: Lanhindard Trail

The Trail ::


Start = small lay-by on roadway with security barrier (to stop cars)
Stream - the track crosses over a small stream and weir
Croc Pen - The siamese crocodile release site with its acclimatization pen and viewing hide
Remember you now have to walk back along the same route to get out - and its largely uphill

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05 Jun 2009 16:02 - 17 May 2013 13:52 #24 by
The GPX file (GPS track) for the above Pang Sida trek. You can simply load it to your own GPS if you want to follow the track.

File Attachment:

File Name: Pang Sida ... Pen.GPX
File Size:30 KB

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07 Jun 2009 20:39 - 15 Oct 2012 12:11 #29 by Trekker
Some pics of the open grassland and salt lick area that you will pass through (the light green areas on the ariel view)


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