Salawin National Park

Salawin National Park, Mae Sariang: Address, Salawin National Park Reviews: 4/5

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Excellent Half Day Adventure Near Town
Jan 2021 • Solo
The park entrance is Only 7km from Mae Sariang Town... so I decided to take one of the free bicycles from the hotel. The cycling that is fairly easy, but there is quite a steep hill in there the end. (I went there via the alternative route near the park which takes u through a dry rocky riverbed for 1.5km (very nice but very hard to pedal) - google maps will show it as a possible way to go, it runs to.the rightof the main tarmac road. Use the tarmac road coming back (and the river route on the way there) as the tarmac road is more of a downhill on the way back.

When I arrived at the park entrance, there was one God In The Box, we spoke briefly and he did not charge me the 100 baht entry fee, which was nice. As you go in the park go around the small Lake and you can see the nature trail entrance clearly signposted up a little Hill.

I highly recommend doing the nature trail. It is only 2 kilometers long, but does go up a reasonably steep incline. The trail takes you through various types of vegetation and Forest types. With lots of useful signposts and information boards telling you about the different things you see along the way. It is a wonderful, peaceful view into the surrounding nature and I usually takes about 40 minutes without rushing.

On The way back when you get near town, before crossing the river I recommend you find the state park, which has a lovely Lake, which locals run or cycle around and a free open air gym
Written January 7, 2021
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Chuck B
Steilacoom, WA813 contributions
Far Flung: Not Easy to See
Oct 2019 • Friends
You need your own wheels to get around this extensive natural area and the roads are in terrible shape. You also need patience if you want to see much wildlife. The waterfall is nothing special, the hot springs a curiosity due to its great heat. The whole area around Mae Sariang is full of natural beauty whether you officially enter the National Park or not.
Written October 31, 2019
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DaleL943
Kelowna, Canada405 contributions
Easy bike ride to entrance and nature trail
Jan 2019 • Solo
I rode our here on a bicycle from Mae Sariang. It is only 7km. Supposed to be a 100 baht
entrance fee and another 10 for the bike but no one was around to collect it even in the park office. I walked around the nature trail which was great and didn’t mind getting lost a little. Nice variety of trees and bamboo as well as a pleasant stream. Came upon some mystery pooh in the park. It isn’t elephant or cows so ????
Written January 17, 2019
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BackPackJunkies
Steenwijk, The Netherlands39 contributions
Nice walks in the woods
Jan 2017
Arriving there with the motorbike, its far out of the village, a guard opened the gate and pointed out we can go to the visitors centre. But there was no-one there. So we didn't had to pay the 100 baht per person.
We walked around a bit and saw some information that was badly translated to English by Google Translate. After 10 minutes we saw a sign behind the visitors centre saying "nature trail"... well, lets get climbing!
It goes up very fast, but the environment is nice. A lot of trees. Here and there are some signa that are hard to read and sometimes the path cannot be found because of leaves. There are signs (wooden plank with a yellow arrow) but they are hard to see.
We saw trees, mushrooms, termites, trees, ants, leaves, trees and moss.
We didn't found the last arrow so we followed a small stream and we followed it stream downwards. Finally we came back to the visitors centre, but not where you are suppossed to get.
We also saw pictures of great views over mountains, but we did not find it.
Written September 18, 2017
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JoshKronfeld
Hastings, New Zealand36 contributions
Beautiful- Trail a bit dodgy
Jan 2017
Beautifully maintained entrance/hq area. Nature trail starts nicely but as mentioned, sinage gets more inconsistent the further you go. Easy to miss an arrow and then you're pretty much on your own, although it's very easy to get back without sinage. Perfect for explorers, take water
Written January 23, 2017
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ants-in-pants.com
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Nice place for trekking
Jan 2016 • Couples
We visited Park in Jan 16. Nobody asked us for money at the entrance, nobody was there in the information center too. We found a stand with nature hiking trail on it and decided to walk there.
The trail goes through several small hills, so we had to make an effort to walk up at first. There were several key points drawing your attention to different objects like a tree or moss, and indeed some of them were interesting.
You can find more info about this Park and places around in our travelblog (link in the profile)
Written November 18, 2016
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Jenni L
Seattle, WA505 contributions
Salawin
Nov 2015 • Couples
We stopped in at the visitor's center for maps and information. We were hoping to drive to the river through the park, but we were told the road has washed out. According to a friend, it has been washed out for years. We did the nature hike, which states on the trail head that it is a 2 km loop. For us, it turned out to be 5 km because of the poor signage within the park. Signage was a yellow arrow nailed to a tree, easy to miss, or the numbered stops marked on the trailhead map which were not numbered and consisted of a blank sign. The trail goes straight up for quite a while before leveling off, but there are steep areas throughout. There was some evidence that some areas had been cut back, otherwise, the trail did not seem to be actively maintained. We had to backtrack several times to find the main trail. There are also trails criss-crossing where people have herded cows through, so it's very confusing to lose a trail and try to pick up a new one. We got to the end of what we thought was the trail to be met with a sign saying the visitor's center was 2.5 km away. Sigh. At least that last 2.5 km was on a nice paved road - the road that's supposed to go to the river that we were told we couldn't travel to ...

If you do this hike, bring water, and try to tackle it early in the day before the heat rises.
Written November 25, 2015
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Dorothy T
Oxfordshire, UK121 contributions
national park
Feb 2015 • Couples
You need a bike, although the forest officers let us briefly look around at no charge. It did look great from what we could see and it had great motorcycle trails,
Written March 5, 2015
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Joe F
San Pedro Sula, Honduras9 contributions
Lovely nature trail with beautiful scenery.
Feb 2015
The park is beautiful and the nature trail is brilliant. The scenery is very nice! The staff are very friendly giving you maps and answering questions but their English is limited.
Written February 21, 2015
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Josh O
Sydney, Australia31 contributions
Enjoyable
Very relaxing place to visit. Long drive through the national park but there are some great sights to see.

Not really somewhere we planned to go but you'll find it off the beaten path...

Make sure you visit if you're headed up around the Northern Thailand area.
Written July 27, 2014
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