Posted on: 25th February 2016
Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park is the thirteenth national park of Thailand. Established in the year 1975, the park spreads over a vast area of around 20,000 acres. Carpeted with a rich growth of lush green tropical forest, Khao Chamao-Khao Wong is home to a wide range of plant and animal life.
Here, you’ll find two natural trails – one being 2 km and the other being 3 km in length. Following these trails will give you an opportunity to explore the park and enjoy the nature at its best. You may even get to observe wildlife including elephant, deer and southern serow in their natural habitat. In addition to hiking trails, Khao Chamao-Khao Wong is also known for its waterfalls and limestone caves. Make sure to register yourself at the tourist center before setting off.
The Khao Chamao Waterfall
Located near the park headquarters, the Khao Chamao Waterfall stretches over a distance of about 3 km. Its clear water cascades over separate levels forming pools of water. These pools are inhabited by an abundance of fish and you can see them clearly through the transparent waters. Teeming with fish, the Chan Wang Machar level is a great spot for clicking photographs while feeding the fish. You can reach the Khao Chamao Waterfall by following the trail through the lovely green forest. Along this trail, you’ll find rest shelters and toilets where you can freshen up before advancing further. Note that the beauty of this waterfall can be best experienced during the rainy season.
Camping at the Park
Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park offers arrangements for accommodation in houses and tents at the time of admission. There’s a campground where you can rent bungalows, tents and youth camps which can house up to 30 people. Also, tents that accommodate up to 3 people can be rented for around 225 Baht per day. If you bring your own tent, you’ll be charged a considerably lower fee of around 30 Baht a day. The entry fee at Khao Chamao-Khao Wong is a mere 40 Baht for locals, while that for foreigners is around 400 Baht.
Around 75 kilometers east of Rayong, make the long trip with a luxury Rayong car rental at your disposal. Thailand Cars Rentals bring about the best suppliers at a place such that the travelers get to choose from the biggest fleet of cars at varied price ranges.