Tham Pha Tub Forest Park

Tham means "cave forrest park" and the main attraction of Tham Pha Tub Forest Park are the many caves in a karsten scenery of mountains. A great place to make a short hiking and to visit multiple smaller & bigger caves. Even one with a temple in it and one with the name Beer but no beer to be found. Behind the mountain is a small lake, what would be a nice place for a picnic. Tham Pha Tub Forest Park is about 10 km north of Nan town and about 200m from route 101.

Tham Pha Tub Forest Park in Nan - Thailand

About National Parks in Nan province

There are 7 National Parks in Nan province, where nature meets adventure. Great places for jungle trekking, enjoying nature or wild water rafting. Besides National Parks there are also a few smaller forests, parks and Royal Projects.

Although all National Parks in Thailand can be visited the all year around there are some parks that close in the raining season depending on how much rain there is. The National Parks in Nan - Thailand are best to be visited at the end of the raining season or during the cool season, so from September to February. From March to June it will become a bit hot for hiking in National Parks.

Entrance fee : For most National Parks in Thailand you will have to pay an entrance fee, for what foreigners have the privilege to pay 4 or 5 time as much as Thai people. But not all National Parks in Nan - Thailand do enforce the rule of entrance fee at all or the special foreigner entrance fee.

Remark : Since 2017 are not allowed anymore to drink alchohol in National Parks, this thanks to people who can not control themselves while drinking alchohol and start fighting or being an disturbance to other people (or animals).

Warning about Pha Tub Forest Park

Be aware that the trail is poorly equipped with signs how to walk. And that the trail at some places is not more as climbing rocks. Also be aware that the trail can be slippery in the early morning due to fog. Especially in the raining season. A good hiker can do this trail in 1 hour, but it took me about 2 hours.

How to get to Pha Tub Forest Park?

By public transport from Nan town you could take the bus to Pua and get off at Tham Pha Tub Forest Park. You will then have to walk the last 200m.

By private car or motorbike from Nan town just follow route 101 for about 10km in direction of Pua. There are signs to the left for Tham Pha Tub Forest Park, another 200m until you end up at the HQ with parking.

Location of Pha Tub Forest Park

Location of Pha Tub Forest Park in Nan - Thailand


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