If you are venturing through Eastern Thailand and want to explore a stunning national park while you are here, we would strongly recommend the breathtaking Thap Lan National Park. You can’t say you have properly visited Thailand on holiday unless you have experienced one of their stunning national parks.
The park located in the Sankamphaeng Range that sits in Prachinburi and also in the Nakhon Ratchasima. The area’s national park status was established in 1981 and was at the time the Kingdom’s 40th national park facility.
The most famous attractions in Thap Lan National Park include the beautiful Lan Forest Recreational Garden, the Namtok Thap Lan (waterfall), Lam Man Bon Dam, the Thap Lan Reservoir and Hat Chom Tawan.
More About the Thap Lan National Park
The Thap Lan National Park is set over a sprawling area of 2,240 square kilometres and enjoys lots of beautiful jungles, waterfalls, dams, reservoirs and lots of natural features that will make you appreciate nature.
Since first established in 1981, the park has enjoyed many visitors who enjoy the surrounding Lan Forest and Recreational Garden that’s showcases a vast choice of wildflowers and plant life unique to the area. In April to June, you can see the stunning yellow blossoms in full bloom, which is always a spectacular site.
If you are a fan of waterfalls, the Thap Lan National park is a great choice. The two main waterfalls at the park are Namtok Thap Lan and the Namtok Bo Thong waterfalls. Namtok translates into “waterfall” in Thai. Come and enjoy the stunning sights of the Thap Lan Reservoir that is a great place to sit at waterside to enjoy a picnic.
Another picnic site at the park is Chom Tawan, which is a small beach type area on the shores of the Lam Plai Mat Dam. You can also rent bungalows in this area for approximately 1,500 THB per night. If you don’t want to spend so much money but want to stay for the night, you can hire tents for around 250 to 300 THB, or even bring your own and pay the 30 THB charge to camp at the park.
How to get to Thap Lan National Park
To drive to the Thap Lan National Park from the Kabin Buri area, you need to take the Highway Number 304, which is the Kabin Buri – Nakhon Ratchasima way for approximately 32 kilometres. You can find the park 90 kilometres from Prachin Buri, and also 107km from Nakhon Ratchasima. The park’s headquarters are easy to access at the side of the road next to the highway.
Admission Price: At the time of writing this, the admission price for Thap Lan National Park is 200 THB for adults and 100 THB for children. Prices could be subject to change, so could be different by the time you visit.
Whether you want to explore stunning natural jungle terrain, want to get close to fascinating wildlife and wildflowers and plants, or want to swim in a fantastic waterfall, the Thap Lan National Park pretty much has it all. Just make sure you are prepared to do some trekking in the jungle, and everything will be great.
Map & More
Thap Lan National Park
Address: 520 Mu 1, Tambon Bu Phram, Amphoe Na Di, Prachin Buri 25220, or call 0 3721 9408.
GPS Location: 14.254637, 101.891317
For more information, you can contact the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Bangkok by calling 0 2562 0760 or www.dnp.go.th.
Thap Lan – Pha Kep Ta Wan also know as the Cliff. It is worth to visit this place and enjoy the stunning view. You also find a campground here.