Lonely Planet Writer

Cable car planned for popular Thai national park

Thailand’s tourism ministry has announced plans to build a cable car for visitors to access Phu Kradueng mountain in the eponymous national park located in the nation’s northeast.

Thailand's Phu Kradueng National Park to get a cable car.
Thailand’s Phu Kradueng National Park to get a cable car. Image by Rev Stan / CC BY 2.0

Cars are not currently allowed on the 5.5km hiking track used to access the bell-shaped peak (1316m), which generally takes three to four hours to climb. The construction of the cable car will reportedly not require felling trees, yet at least one environmental group has objected to the plans, claiming that increased visitor numbers would disturb wildlife on the mountain, and that the cable car would devalue the hiking experience. Read more: bangkok.coconuts.co