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Commonly known among locals at Tham Than Lot Nation Park, this 54-square-kilometre national park embraces verdant forest, rare wildlife animals, waterfalls, and several caves including main attractions such as Than Lot Noiand Than Lot Yai caves, which are accessible through a 2.5-kilometer nature trail along the stream. The two caves are naturally decorated with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites one of which is the worlds tallest stalagmite pillar. The ideal time of the year to visit the caves is from February to April. It is recommended that you request the services of a park ranger as your guide. Accommodation and camping ground are available.
The park has two forest trekking routes:
● Route 1: Start from Tham Than Lot Noi to Tham Than Lot Yai. Tham Than Lot Noi contains stalagmites and stalactites. The creek ‘Lum Kraphroi’ flows inside the cave. After passing through Tham Than Lot Noi, go on foot about 1.5 km. to Namtok Trai Trueng and walk on for 1 km. to Tham Than Lot Yai. The total distance is 2.5 km.
● Route 2: Forest trekking route to Namtok Than Ngoen and Namtok Than Thong, about 1.8 km. long. Namtok Than Ngoen It is a small waterfall with 7 levels and takes about 35 minutes to travel from the park office to the first level. Another waterfall called Namtok Than Thong is a massive waterfall with 15 levels and takes 25 minutes leaving the park office to its first level.
Admission: 200 baht for adults, 100 baht for children.
Contact: Chalerm Rattanakosin National Park, tel. 0 3454 7020,0 34546140 or National Park Office; National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok, tel. 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th.
Getting there: The park is 97 km. from Kanchanaburi city center. Take the route Kanchanaburi-Thung Masang for about 23 km. then turn into Highway 3086 passing Amphoe Bo Phloi to get to King Amphoe Nong Prue. Hire a song thaeo at Nong Prue Market to the park.