Thale Ban National Park

Thale Ban National Park, Khuan Don: Address, Thale Ban National Park Reviews: 3.5/5

Thale Ban National Park
3.5
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Beautiful nature, very little information
We were drawn by a beautiful picture of the park in the Satun National Museum. And it was as good as the picture... Thick forest, steep mountains, a lake. Nice to hear the loud noise of all the insects. There is a boardwalk and a paved pathway along the lake. It's nice, but not very long. And there's a jungle trail which is also short (less than one km I think) but good for getting that jungle feeling :-) It's easy enough, except for one steep part which was badly eroded, and required some hanging on to tree roots to negotiate it. The place was more developed than I had expected: there are bungalows you can stay in, there's a restaurant, and a visitor's centre (closed though). They charge a steep entry fee for foreigners: 200 baht. But there is no information available in English. Leaflets and information boards are all in Thai,except for the board at the start of the jungle trail, which had some English. If you don't have your own transport, it's not entirely clear how to get there. From Satun, we took a songthaew to Yan Sue (leaving from the 7/11 near the Shell station), which is where the road to the border at Wang Pra Chan turns off. The park entrance is two kms before the border. We were told there's no public transport. At the turnoff there are some motor cycle taxis which will take you for 100 baht pp. We decided to hitch hike instead, and got a very comfy ride with an official going to the border after only a few minutes. Going back we hitched again, which was again no problem if you don't mind sitting in the back of a pickup. From Yan Sue it was easy to pick up a songthaew again.

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Oranit S
Bangkok, Thailand34 contributions
pure natural
Apr 2016 • Solo
my favorite place since i was young. peaceful place and natural where you can see all green from trees and nice waterfall.
Written 26 November 2016
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veggie_op_reis
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Beautiful nature, very little information
We were drawn by a beautiful picture of the park in the Satun National Museum. And it was as good as the picture... Thick forest, steep mountains, a lake. Nice to hear the loud noise of all the insects.

There is a boardwalk and a paved pathway along the lake. It's nice, but not very long. And there's a jungle trail which is also short (less than one km I think) but good for getting that jungle feeling :-) It's easy enough, except for one steep part which was badly eroded, and required some hanging on to tree roots to negotiate it.

The place was more developed than I had expected: there are bungalows you can stay in, there's a restaurant, and a visitor's centre (closed though). They charge a steep entry fee for foreigners: 200 baht. But there is no information available in English. Leaflets and information boards are all in Thai,except for the board at the start of the jungle trail, which had some English.

If you don't have your own transport, it's not entirely clear how to get there. From Satun, we took a songthaew to Yan Sue (leaving from the 7/11 near the Shell station), which is where the road to the border at Wang Pra Chan turns off. The park entrance is two kms before the border. We were told there's no public transport. At the turnoff there are some motor cycle taxis which will take you for 100 baht pp. We decided to hitch hike instead, and got a very comfy ride with an official going to the border after only a few minutes. Going back we hitched again, which was again no problem if you don't mind sitting in the back of a pickup. From Yan Sue it was easy to pick up a songthaew again.
Written 14 February 2015
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Leslie888_13
Ao Nang, Thailand220 contributions
Beautiful place.
Nov 2014 • Solo
Have just been on a visa run to Thale Ban border post, located in thale Ban national park. Scenic drive from the main road and up through the mountains to the border. On the Thailand side of the border there is a larger market with lots of temptations.
Worth a visit.
Written 19 November 2014
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