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Offline Johnnie F.

Camping season on Phu Kradung Mountain
« on: October 24, 2011, 09:55:08 AM »
Camping season on Phu Kradung Mountain
   
The tourist and overnight camping season on Phu Kradung Mountain in Loei kicked off at the beginning of the month. The Tourism Authority of Thailand Loei Office invites all to the Phu Kradung National Park.


A man admires the view from the lonely lookout of Pha Lomsak on Phu Kradung in Loei province.

Phu Kradung is a sandstone mountain with a large plain on its top, about 1,350 metres above sea level. It is the watershed of the Pong River. From this vantage point, tourists can enjoy stunning views of the pine woods, oak and beech forests and grasslands. Flowers and maple trees are widely found around waterfalls, streams and rocks, according to TAT Loei Office director Atchaphan Booncharoen.

Admission fee is 40 baht per for Thai adults, 20 baht for Thai children, 400 baht for foreign adults, 200 baht for foreign children and 30 baht for vehicles. Porters charge 15 baht per kilogramme for items they carry up the mountain for visitors.

This year, the national park is getting stricter with garbage problems, setting the maximum number of visitors who can stay overnight at 5,000 per day. Advance bookings are recommended.

Call 04-287-1333 or 04-287-1458 or visit www.dnp.go.th.

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dirtydog

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Re: Camping season on Phu Kradung Mountain
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 01:26:33 PM »
400baht for farangs for a small Thai national park, thats $12.95, lets take a look at Yosemite Park, they charge $10 per person on foot, or $20 per car, occupants are free, I know which I think is the better deal having been to Thai national parks and also Yosemite Park.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Camping season on Phu Kradung Mountain
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 10:16:44 AM »
The relation between admission for Thais and farangs used to be 1:4. By then arguments could possibly be found why farangs were charged a multiple. But for a relation of 1:10 the reason to be thought of can only be that they want to keep farangs away from the park. I guess hat's why they didn't bother to advertise it in English on the English Version of their website. Thanks to Bangkok Post for the warning!
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Offline thaiga

Re: Camping season on Phu Kradung Mountain
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 11:48:08 AM »
Never ever LOOKED at it that way
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