Introducing Tat Ton National Park
It isn’t the grandest of reserves, but Tat Ton National Park (0 4485 3293, reservations 0 2562 0760; admission 400B; 7am-6pm) gets few weekday visitors and makes a pleasant escape for those who really want to get away from it all. Covering 218 sq km at the edge of the Laen Da mountain range, 23km north of the city, Tat Ton is best known for its photogenic namesake 6m-high waterfall, which stretches 50m wide during the May to October monsoon, but flows year-round. You’ll probably be the only sightseer at the park’s other smaller waterfalls, including Tat Fah, which is the most beautiful.
The park has camp sites (per person 30B, 3-person tent hire 300B) and 13 bungalows (4 people from 1200B), plus a restaurant and snack shops.
Some sǎwngthǎew pass the park entrance road (25B, 45 minutes) every morning, but you’ll have to walk 1.5km to the falls. Or stop in Ban Tat Ton (15B, 30 minutes), and hire a túk-túk for about 200B with an hour or so wait.
Last updated: Sep 24, 2008
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