Tham Sakoen National Park

The name of Tham Sakoen National Park refers to Tham what means cave in Thai. The park stretches out over the border area of Nan & Phayao province, but the entrance is luckily in Nan province. Besides caves there is a pristine looking jungle and within the park are 2 beautiful waterfalls. Tham Sakoen National Park is along route 1148 between Tha Wang Pha and Chiang Kham, about 70km west of Tha Wang Pha. The name of this National Park is sometimes also written as Tham Sa Koen.

Tham Sakoen National 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 : Since March 2018 Tham Sakoen National Park will be enforcing an entrance fee of 20 Thai baht for Thai adults and 10 Thai baht for Thai children. Foreigners have the privilege to pay 5 times more, 100 Thai baht for adults and 50 Thai baht for children.

Remark : Since 2017 you 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).

Accommodation : Many National Parks have some simple bungalows or rooms as accommodation or camping grounds. But not all, check before you are going!

How to get to Tham Sakoen National Park?

There is no public transport going there, although you could take the bus from Nan to Chiang Rai and get off at Tham Sakoen National Park. But then you would still have to travel a few km's to Tham Sakoen National Park.

By private car or motorbike from Nan town follow route 101 to Tha Wang Pha, then take a left to route 1148 to Chiang Rai. Keep on following route 1148 for about 65km, you will see signs for Tham Sakoen National Park.

Warning about caves

It is easily to get lost in caves and during rain some caves can get flooded so NEVER go alone in any cave. If any serious cave take a local guide with you, at National Parks there are always park rangers to assist you.

Location of Tham Sakoen National Park

Location of Tham Sakoen National Park in Nan - Thailand


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