Huai Nam Dang National Park

Huai Nam Dang National Park

Huai Nam Dang National Park
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Thanatchai Nuchanong
Ratchaburi Province, Thailand4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
If you come to Chiang Mai this vacation you can go camping, enjoy
the view and nature at Huai Nam Dang National Park. In the evening you will be able to see the sunset. At night you can sleep under the stars. and in the morning you can see the sea of ​​fog.
Written August 19, 2021
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ilyaole
Prague, Czech Republic28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
The park itself is enormous size, but what is marked on the Google map and TripAdvisor as "entry point" is just the park's headquarters, a nice viewpoint (15 minutes enough to see it) and camping accommodation further down more than 10km a winding road. If you don't plan to camp in the park, and only making a trip from Chiang Mai to Pai, I'd probably suggest to skip it. Daily entrance fee for the whole park is 300b for a foreigner, but if only briefly visiting the "Park" you'll not see enough you expect for that.
The only way the fee might be worth a 1-day admission, if you wish to see both the viewpoint (10-15 minutes to look around) + Pong Dueat hotspring (located in the other place on the highway, plan about 2 hours) on the same day. Unlike mentioned in some reviews, the park entrance ticket IS valid at both the park+hot spring on the same day.
Written February 23, 2017
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SeattleBasedVagabond
Seattle, WA133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Family
As part of our Mae Hong Song loop, we stayed the first night in a cabin at Huai Nam Dang National Park. This is NOT in the main part of the park - it is ~20 KM closer to Chiang Mai. To get there you must go down a windy dirt road for ~15km, which we did in a mid-sized sedan with no problem. It is best to reserve and pay in advance (which requires a bank-to-bank transfer from a Thai bank account), but it was obvious many people pay in cash when they arrive (presumably only if there happens to be an unreserved cabin). The cabins are big (ours had two queen sized beds + couch + small desk), with full bathrooms, air conditioning (which we didn't need as it is not too hot in the area in December), etc. The door lock was broken, and the three folks who came to replace it couldn't figure out how to install their new one correctly...but we had no real problem from that - I doubt there is much crime...its too far away from civilization.

In addition to some beautiful forest area, there is a geiser field (which seemed small to use since we'd been at a huge one in Chile the prior year, but would be cool for those who haven't seen a geiser for a long time) a short walk away, and there are several natural mineral spring pools, of which we tried two (one marked for women, one marked for men, but both in both). They were warm (near the vent, QUITE warm)...but they were both slimy (which may have been the minerals) and didn't appear to have been cleaned for quite some time. Eventually we got out because we were a bit grossed out, but it is worth trying for a bit. While we didn't try them, there are also a couple small natural mineral spring saunas, which seemed like a unique experience.

This is NOT crowded...except maybe on a true Thai holiday. We were there 2 days before Christmas, and saw only a few other folks...probably mostly folks staying in the ~10 cabins.

Since you are SO far away from the main road, they actually have a made-to-order Thai restaurant right next to the cabins. The kitchen closes at something like 6pm or 7pm, so get there early. It was tasty and very, very cheap, by Thai tourist standards (i.e. no more expensive than a normal Thai restaurant focused on non-tourists) - both facts being quite surprising, considering its a monopoly in a 'tourist' area, and rather expensive to haul the food and employees in and out.

Its worth spending a night here. I judge it overall "average" due to the total combination of the accomodations, etc...but that is judging it against other places we stayed that weren't as unique/out-of-the way. For a change, and a unique experience, its worth a trip.
Written February 2, 2013
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jenthehennifer
Palm Beach Gardens, FL366 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
Ok so I thought this park was supposed to have more than one thing to do. Basically it's just a viewpoint. It was $16pp. The ticket does include entrance for the same day to pai hot springs and the pong duet geyser, which are further drives away. I wouldn't waste money again to see a view. There are plenty of beautiful and free views elsewhere.
Written March 2, 2017
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Adam L
Miami Beach, FL20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Dangerous road maybe they should put your 300 BHT entrance fees towards that.
If your on scooter I suggest you don't go so many potholes and loose gravel plus random areas to fall off the side of the mountain. My scooter lost traction several times on the gravel didn't crash almost did.
Written June 6, 2017
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Daniel S
Singapore, Singapore1,097 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
The road leading to the visitor centre and view point is not well maintained and very narrow. The view point is well maintained but the coffee shop is not open though the toilet is very clean. I am surprised there are accommodation for guest at the visitor centre. I wonder who will stay in these accommodation when there is no restaurant available..
Written September 2, 2019
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Neno
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
It is better for you to spend 300 bht for something to eat and drink than throw your money for entrance fee for nothing. Dont go there!!!
Written January 23, 2017
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Eitan2000
Tel Aviv, Israel84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Jumped to the park as the part of the Pai trip - worth it due to the stunning view point in the center of the park. Recommend it as a nice stop on the long & tiering way to the Pai.
Written July 25, 2016
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Bertvanhees
Patong, Thailand257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
It was really surprising to see the boiling water jumping out the ground. When the water comes out, its temperature is around 95 degrees Celcius. Inside it is around 200 degrees Celcius, so the pressure is very much.
There are many walkways and with a good guide you can learn a lot. We were so lucky to have a very good guide.
Written May 2, 2016
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AKWShix
London, UK325 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
Elephants and rafting. Peace and tranquility in the northern hilltribe villages. Pleasant trekking!!
Written January 5, 2015
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