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Khao Ang Rue Nai Sanctuary, Chachoengsao

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Khao Ang Rue Nai is a conservation zone covering 643,750 rai area in the Eastern Forest Complex - the last abundant piece of forest land of the East. It is the source of the Bang Pakong River in Chachoengsao, the Tanot Canal in Chanthaburi, and the Prasae River in Rayong. Geographically, the area is not very steep; it is about 30-150 m above sea level.

There are wild animals, such as elephant, gaur, deer, barking deer, banteng, porcupine, etc., and birds, such as Siamese fire back, great pied hornbill, etc. On this trail you will quite amazed by the amount of tracks from elephant, guar, banteng and deer - their comparative abundance is obvious and tracks are everywhere. There is a good chance of seeing mammals on this route in the early mornings and evenings

It takes about 3.5 hours from Bangkok. From Chachoengsao, take the Chachoengsao ? Phanom Sarakham route. From Amphoe Phanom Sarakham, follow Highway 3245 (Phanom Sarakham ? Sanam Chai Khet). Change to Highway 3259, past Amphoe Tha Takiap to Ban Nong Khok, for around 50 km. Take the Ban Nong Khok - Amphoe Khlong Hat route for around 20 km to reach the Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary Office and the Chachoengsao Wildlife Research Station.

To visit the wildlife sanctuary, a written request for permission should be made at least 15 days in advance to the Director of the Wildlife Conservation Office, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Flora. For more information, call 0 2561 4292 ext. 658, 659 or contact the Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary Tel. 0 3850 2001.

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Length of trail :: 20 km to finish point on this file but goes much further
Hiking time :: upto 8 hours (includes return)
Difficulty level :: moderate (scale : easy, moderate, hard, ouch)
Terrain :: Flat open creek clearings and mixed deciduous forest
Minimum essentials :: 2 L water, food, rehyd salts


Maps :: Khai Ang Rue Nai Trail

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Key::

Start = look for small turn in just after the KARN HQ (south of the road) and Chachoengsao Wildlife Research Station (north of the road) marked by a blue sign saying "1.5 km to resevoir" in Thai. you can also start the trail from the KARN HQ
Creek - a jungle stream passing through the trail - nice place to relax









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9 years 4 months ago - 6 years 3 months ago #26 by Trekker
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The GPX file (GPS track) for the above Ang Rue Nai trek. You can simply load it to your own GPS if you want to follow the track.
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7 years 3 months ago - 6 years 3 months ago #310 by Trekker
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In June I got a chance to go back and push these tracks further. Using the same start point we tried an eastward pathway about 6 km into the forest. The trip was not too successful in some respects though because the conditions are now pretty bad due to the rains.

After just 1 km we had a lay low for 30 minutes due to elephants being next to the track and after 8 kms we had to cancel going forward due to another herd of elephants with young on the track in front of us. The conditions are very wet and the going was tough as it involved slogging through flooded sections of the track constantly. Added to this was incessant biting of horse flies - through clothing - which was both painful and annoying.

The track we were following, theoretically would lead back to the after about 20 kilometres - but we will have to leave that for another day.
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5 years 7 months ago #791 by Bagheera
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Trekker, I am doing a border run to aranya prathet soon so thought I might pop into the KARN sanctuary on the way back. Are there any activities for day trippers without the prior written permission? i.e short walks or nature trails around the headquarters?
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Luke

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5 years 7 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #792 by Paul T
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Its a bit iffy this time of year, you could call in the HQ and sit by the reservoir - just ask at the rangers HQ (the left hand side complex, half way through the sanctuary if you are coming in from the AP side) but I dont think they will allow you walk anywhere this time of year because the elephants are very active coming into the reservoir area for water. As a sanctuary they dont normally encourage non - official visitors. Why not try Ta Phraya NP, very good chance of Gaur and jackal there on the road in the morning/evening and close to AP.

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5 years 7 months ago #795 by Bagheera
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Thanks for the tips Paul, If its difficult then maybe Ill try somewhere else. In fact looking at the map just now and at some of your posts about Pang Sida, going there could be an option aswell. Ill check out Ta Phraya aswell, Gaur and Jackal would be nice!

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5 years 7 months ago #796 by Paul T
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Pang Sida is one of my favs - early mornings on the road and late evenings at the Gaur tower - although I have to be honest and admit to still never having seen a gaur there! They always came the night before!! Another regular poster, JonathanBKK, has seen them though as well as dhole there, though. Dont expect anything like you saw last week though, the NPs don't compare.

Just call in the visitor centre and ask them for a guide.

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5 years 7 months ago #797 by Bagheera
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That seals it then, Pang sida it is! The 'Gaur tower', is that like a watching tower? would I need to bring camouflage stuff to hide up there?
Yep Im sure nothing can really compare to HKK but it will be nice to get perspective and of course you never know when or where a really nice wildlife encounter will occur!
Thanks again,

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