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Khao Phanom Bencha National Park

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful National park with nature trails and also well kept areas and quick walk to waterfall of preferred.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 157marnief
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We booked a half day four-in-one trip with Elephant trekking/bathing/play & sightseeing at Huay Tho Waterfall through the hotel travel desk. It took about 40 minutes to reach from our hotel at Ao-Nang to the national park. The tour started with visit to ‘Huay Tho...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Arunangshu M
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love going for hikes around the Krabi area and we thought this would be perfect. We hiked to the waterfall which was beautiful then told by a park ranger we couldn’t keep going up the trail to the top of the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank alevknecht
Reviewed February 27, 2018

My daughter-in-law made arrangements for our family to visit this park. We were picked up at our hotel and driven in the back of a covered pickup truck (See photo) to the location. It was an oasis away from the hussel and bussel of things...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank DonaldEgaa
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Went for 40 min elephant trekking with my family and I feel I have wasted money. Riding elephant was good but there is nothing to see when you trek. Simply sitting on elephant for 40 min is no fun. Mahout were not engaging at all...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank nitintulsian
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

We started the day heading to the hot springs in Krabi and ended up getting lost and ending up here. JUST WOW!!!! what a result this was, even thought it took ages from Ao Nang through storms and rough road on a pedda. This was...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Kurtis M
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Very nice to walk, because it was just few people! You can make very nice pictures. A price is 100 bat per person and 20’bat for motorbike parking.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank greta_gad
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

I wished we did a bit more research when we booked the half-day tour to the Tiger Cave Temple which came with the “Elephant Trekking” activity. It was the saddest experience ever. We were brought to the Khao Panombenja Jungle where many elephants were made...More

Date of experience: December 2017
27  Thank summerydawn
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Today we went on what was supposed to be an elephant trekking, bathing and feeding trip. We thought we would get to see elephants in a natural habitat. What we got was the biggest disappointment during our trip in Thailad. When we arrived, we couldn't...More

Date of experience: December 2017
16  Thank Nedelcu A
Reviewed November 18, 2017

We drove from Krabi town. It is an easy drive on a good road and hard to get lost. The entrance fee (farrang, adult) was a modest 100 Baht. We walked up to Huai To Waterfall. That is a quite easy walk to the base...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Bonnie B
May 24, 2017|
Response from LSUdad4 |
I think it's in the 100 to 300 baht range, for adult farangs
George S
March 25, 2017|
Response from LSUdad4 |
No need for a tour company to see this place. Take a taxi and have them wait.
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Justin Ching
Singapore, Singapore
Visit Khao Phanom Bencha National Park on our own? (8 Replies)
Hi guys, is it doable to go to Khao Phanom Bencha National Park on our own without joining those travel agents' day tour? My girl friend and I will be staying at a hometel near Nopparat Thara Beach, any transportation available from Ao Nang to this National Park and how much does it cost? And how long you would suggest to stay and trek over there? Should we have our lunch over there? Cheers. =)
November 17, 2015|
Response fromJustin Ching|
Anyone know these can advise? Appreciate =)
Hiking in the Krabi area? (4 Replies)
We love to hike and will have few days in Krabi area. Somewhere I came across a comment about Khao Phanom Bencha National Park. We would like to hike to the top of the peak Khao Phanom Bencha. Would you know if we need to have a guide or can we hike by ourselves? Any details on the trek? If you have any information about this hike you would like to share I would really appreciate it.
October 10, 2011|
Response from12172013Sassa|
There are maps and reasonably clearly marked (sometimes steep) treks - 'not sure if any of them actually go to the peak. Most people go to the waterfall and the caves, that's far enough in the heat! 'Don't know how you'd get a guide, 'never seen any. The park rangers know that you are in the park and go looking or you if you disappear though...