Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park Travel Guide

Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park is Kanchanaburi Province|Kanchanaburi Province’s smallest national park and one of its prettiest. It is known for its verdant forests, limestone mountains, and impressive caves and waterfalls.

Chaloem Rattanakosin is Thailand’s 17th national park and although it only covers a relatively small area, it is pretty diverse in its landscape and has some nice walking. The highest peak in Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park is the 1,260-metre Kam Paeng Mountain. Tham Lod Noi Cave, a long cave of stalactites, and Tham Lod Yai cave, are major highlights of the park.

Those into their trees will be able to discern evergreen and deciduous forests along with substantial groves of bamboo forest. Leopards, deer, banteng and various gibbons and monkeys inhabit the park and there are dozens of species of birds to boot. Also keep an eye out for the rare barking tree frog (kiadwag).

Getting There & Away

Buses run from Kanchanaburi to Nong Pru, from where you need to take local transportation to the park entrance. Drivers head along route 3086, then route 3480 to Ban Tha Lamyat and follow the signs to the headquarters - about 95kms all up. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is about 3 hours transfer time by road from Kanchanaburi.