Tham Than Lod

The Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park is one of those special places where you kick off your shoes and simply relax.

Tham Than Lod National Park Kanchanaburi

The main attraction that draws visitors, besides the locals with whom it is popular, is a hike from the Tham Than Lod Noi or small cave and a steep climb to the Tham Than Lod Yai cave. Where Yai is big and its not really a cave. More of an arch. What used to be a cave a long long time ago.

It’s stunning. It’s also exhausting. Especially if you have kids in tow.

Rock slide Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park

Which is when the water and rock slide makes a lot more sense.

They will spend hours clambering up and down, then up those rocks again. While Mum and Dad relax over a prepacked lunch.

There is a restaurant area at the Visitor Centre. But its a bit hit and miss as they only open when its busy and are usually closed during the week. Early on there was also a small restaurant at the gate which used to serve the most delicious som than thai, larb and Thai omlette.

Accommodation at Tham Than Lod Kanchanaburi

There is a camp site with ablution and cooking facilities and I think you can hire tents. But we always used to book Parks chalet. They are reasonably priced and comfortable.

Huay Mae Khamin

One look at the car park at Erawan, told me all I needed to know. So we headed for Huay Mae Khamin in the Khuean Srinagarindra National Park.

Huay Mae Khamin waterfalls Kanchanaburi Thailand

Despite being popular with locals it is relatively quiet during the week. Weekends and holidays are busy and best avoided. There is plenty of accommodation ranging from camping, to houses which cater for groups as well as chalets.

Accommodation at Huay Mae Khamin Kancghanaburi

The chalets are comfortable and well appointed

Chalets at Huay Mae Khamin waterfall Kanchanaburi

Offering brilliant views of the Srinagarindra dam lake.

Special places to visit Kanchanaburi Thailand

Another of those special places to visit in Thailand