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