× Over 400 species of birds are known to occur within the Park’s boundaries, and 57 mammals. Larger mammals include elephant, gaur, sambar deer, banteng, serow, and bear, indo-chinese tiger, leopard, both common and Fea’s muntjac. Malayan tapir, white-handed gibbon, dusky and banded langurs, Asian wild dog, otter, and wild boar.

Kaeng Krachan Season Opening 2017

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11 months 3 weeks ago - 10 months 3 weeks ago #4661 by WT admin
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Just a reminder to everyone that Kaeng Krachan National Park will re-open to the public on Wednesday November 1st 2017. Some will be pleased to know that.......

a) As the road form Baan Krang to Panoenthung did not undergo repair as planned its a bit rough in some sections as the rains have taken away some of the soil back to bare rock.
b) Baan Krang has had some improvements - the carpark areas that were very muddy are now concreted (in front of visitors centre and toilets)
c) The new extension of Baan Krang camping area (above the visitor centre where the water tanks are) should be open.
d) Panoenthung has a new chief (very nice gentleman)


Heres hoping for a great open season and many sightings and photos for us all.

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11 months 3 weeks ago #4663 by onflipflops
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Looking forward to explore the park again.

Another chance to see a Tapir ;-)
And the Mountain Pit Viper.
And another long list of cool creatures...

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10 months 4 weeks ago #4704 by zuppi
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I will be there the week after next, needless to say I'm very excited :-)
Regards from cold Switzerland

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10 months 3 weeks ago - 10 months 3 weeks ago #4705 by jonathanbkk
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the new area for camping above Baan Krang is open and the bathroom/showers are quite nice so have at em before they get trounced

I camped there alone on a friday night with a new toy I bought called an Everest rooftop tent, nice place to set it up and glad to see the additional space to camp

Speaking of snakes, did manage to see this python on a morning walk down, he was being harassed by butterflies and would twitch everytime they landed
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10 months 3 weeks ago #4706 by bootly66
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Nice... what's the rate for those roof top tents??.. I kip in the truck..

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10 months 3 weeks ago #4707 by jonathanbkk
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Well I went with a Thule rack which they said would hold about 300kg quite easily and heard from a few others this is close to the case. I dont worry too much as most of the weight is over the top of the car so I cant seeing it being an issue. I was more worried about the noise of driving with it but its fine

My set up is in the picture below, thats actually taken at the new camp area in Baan Krang

Benefits for me on this style of camping is getting off the ground and being high enough to have slight advantage of breezes

Set up takes about 5 minutes, probably the only issue is that you cant use your car to drive to a trail head without having to pack it all back up. The other issue is they weigh about 70kg so its definitely not a 1 man job getting it onto the top of your car or truck if its tall like mine

Definitely seen their increase in popularity in Thailand though, was in Khao Yai recently and saw 5 of them scattered around
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10 months 3 weeks ago - 10 months 3 weeks ago #4708 by Paul T
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jonathanbkk wrote: I camped there alone on a friday night with a new toy I bought called an Everest rooftop tent, nice place to set it up and glad to see the additional space to camp


A new car as well....sweetl!! You should have wandered down the hill I was camped in the sala all week incl Fri night.

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10 months 3 weeks ago #4709 by jonathanbkk
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Really? I did look for you, the Friday I was there was November 3rd

Yes finally I have some decent 4WD capability :)

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