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In December and January, the bird migration is on in full force, along with the fact that it is Thailand's cool season, making it the best time to enjoy camping, so why not spend the holidays making a... Read More
In December and January, the bird migration is on in full force, along with the fact that it is Thailand's cool season, making it the best time to enjoy camping, so why not spend the holidays making a quick jaunt down to Sam Roi Yod National Park. Khao Sam Roi Yod is one of the better day trips a family can make from Bangkok. The National Park has something for everyone, from some nice beaches to excellent hiking, sea views, and a magical royal throne located inside of a mountainside cave. Additionally, the park is home to hundreds of migratory birds which call in here during the winter season. Besides the quiet beaches, the excellent hiking and views, and the over 300 species of birds, many of them migrating from Siberia and Europe, the most astounding sight here is the Phraya Nakhorn Cave and its eerie royal thronel pavilion with a four gabled roof sitting in the middle of it, Getting to the cave involves a 20 minute climb up over a mountain, from where one descends into a huge cavern. In the early morning, light filters in from the openings and creates a dramatic and surreal effect on the surroundings.
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: For Bangkok's nearest multi-purpose national parks, Khao Sam Roi Yod offers something for everyone.
- Best for Day Tours Because: For beaches, hiking, birds, and even a throne in a cave, Khao Sam Roi Yod is spectacular.
- Best for Beaches Because: For a mix of birdlife, scenery, hiking, beaches, and a surreal cave, Khao Sam Roi Yod is a must visit national park.