Western Forest Complex
  An Untouched Wilderness in the Borderland of Thailand and Myanmar

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Protected areas > Khlong Wang Chao National Park

Numerous waterfall, hot springs and caves are the main drawing points of this national park on the northern-most tip of the Western Forest Complex.


Khlong Wang Chao was founded on August 29, 1990 after 2-year survey of the area of Khlong Wang Chao and Khlong Suan Mak forests.


Most of the area consists of mountains lying along the north and south and there is a plain area in their middle. The important mountain ranges are Yen mountain, Tao Dam mountain, Tad Roop Kai mountain and others. The park stretches from about 300 m to the Yen mountain, the highest peak at 1898 m above the sea level.


There are 3 seasons here which are influenced by the south-western monsoon wind: hot summer from February to May, raining season from June to November and winter in December and January.

Flora and Fauna

The park comprises of mixed deciduous, hill evergreen, dry evergreen, dipterocarp and pine forests. Wildlife in the park includes elephant, sambar deer, bear, many species of birds.

What to See

Khao Panang Cave
- this 100 m long cave full of stalactites and stalagmites is situated near Khlong Suan Mak

Khlong Samo Kluay Waterfall - a middle size waterfall with 5 levels of which the first one drops some 40 meters. Located 800 meters from the headquaters.

Khlong Wang Chao Waterfall - the water of this waterfall drops over 60 meters high cliff to the pool below. Situated on km 29 of Wang Chao - Lo Ko road.

Tao Dam Waterfall - a 3-tier waterfall, each tier being 200 m high

Hot Well - here warm water with average temperature of 50-70 C erupts from the earth face. Located 1.5 km from Tao Dam.

Tham Thep Pha Nom - these huge caves are inhabited by hundreds of bats

What to Do

Trekking, caving, swimming.


Headquarters - accommodation, restaurant, visitors center, parking


Bungalows with fan sleeping up to 8 people are located at the headquarters. Camping site with tents rental also available at the headquarters.


By car off highway 1 in the Kamphaeng Phet province.

More information

Department of National Parks - Khlong Wang Chao page - more detailed information on attractions, accommodation, online reservations, facilities etc.
Map of Khlong Wang Chao National Park
Map of accommodation in Khlong Wang Chao National Park

Wild plants - infinite variety of colours and fragrances Mystic fog - the breath of jungle Beautiful waterfalls - source of water for Thailand One of the last habitats of beasts of prey Abundant Wildlife Colourful blossoms - endless inspiration


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

The project is funded by the Government of the Czech Republic (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and conducted with support of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP), Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA), Foundation of Western Forest Complex Conservation (FWFCC) and Tourism Promotion Society of Kanchanaburi (TSK). For more information write to us at info[at]westernforest[dot]org. Webdesign and photographs by David Kučera. Translation to Thai by Kris Dhiradityakul.

National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department