× 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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1 year 3 weeks ago #4710 by onflipflops
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Ah, I never thought about that but indeed having to pack it up for every drive you do is not exactly convenient, but I guess if you keep all the stuff organized and not make a mess inside the tent like I tend to do, haha, it probably is not that much work.

And interesting sighting of the reticulated python. Especially it being so visible, out in the open. But I guess he could disappear quickly in the nearby hole.

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1 year 2 weeks ago #4714 by jonathanbkk
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And speaking of KK, its been closed most of this week and likely this weekend due to the floods

Save yourself a trip if you were planning it

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1 year 2 weeks ago #4715 by onflipflops
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I met Mr Phong, boss of Ban Krang today (ah it is after midnight so I talked with him yesterday ;-) ) . He was on his way out to do the groceries, buy stock for the upcoming weekend. And he told it would open Saturday 25 NOV 2017.

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1 year 2 weeks ago #4716 by onflipflops
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The weather seemed to have calmed down. It was crazy couple days ago. So i understand the decision to close it. Lots of fallen trees according to Mr Phong.

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1 year 2 weeks ago #4721 by wildambience
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How cold does it get up at Paneong Thung camp at night in December? I'm packing my luggage this week, will be in KK for a few nights early next week. I'm hoping to visit Phu Khieo as well and imagine it would get chilly up there too - but cold enough for thermals at night or am I getting too carried away?!

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1 year 1 week ago #4722 by onflipflops
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I have not been to Phu Khieo in the winter season.
But for Kaeng Krachan at Panoen Thung I can tell it does get quite chilly (at least for my standards).
I have used two sleeping bags in the past to 'survive' the night. But I tend to get cold quite easily. I am not sure what the temperatures are up there.
I guess it will be comparable at that elevation with Khao Yai where it can drop to about 5 degrees Celsius in the morning on very cold days.

It can get quite windy at Panoen Thung, I am not sure if that is as much the case in December, I can not remember. But I would recommend to pack enough and rather be in the situation you brought too much than being cold at night.

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1 year 1 week ago #4723 by wildambience
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Thanks - I'll pack an extra layer or two just in case.

My nephew and I will be in KK Mon-Thurs next week so if anyone is there at same time come and say hi.

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1 year 1 week ago #4724 by onflipflops
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You mean you are there with Father's day?
Then I think you will see enough people that will come and say hi to you, haha.
Not exactly the best timing to visit a national park ;-)
Not sure if again the case, but most years it meant free entry for Thai nationals (don't worry foreigners will never get such a reduction ;-) )

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