It Wasn’t Easy, But It Was Worth It!
Entering The Park At The Campsite
With my broken Thai, I tried to communicate with the friendly staff at the ticket office. Unfortunately, I didn’t go on the walking trails in the park because of arriving later than usual. So I just wanted to spend the night unwinding and appreciating the appealing scenery. The wonderful thing about camping there is that you can rent a tent – along with pillows, a tarp and a blanket. What’s more, they’ll even pitch the tent for you! All of this for under 50 US dollars for two people, including entrance and the camping fee for the night.
They seem to be well organised at the campsite. There’s an onsite restaurant, restrooms with clean shower facilities, and of course an unparalleled view to absorb. Even though they have their own restaurant, there were still some locals with their food carts ready to serve visitors.
Sunset Long-Tail Boat Ride & a Night in Nature
The highlight of the trip would definitely have to be the long-tail boat ride just before sunset. Monkeys were swimming from one little island to the the next and a glowing backdrop from the orange sun gave me a feeling of tranquility.
I have never been camping before, so this was all new. The tent itself was clean, but it did get rather hot during the night until the temperature dropped a bit, and it wasn’t the most comfortable of sleeps lying on a tarp. But waking up in the the morning to mist over the lake made every moment worth it.
It was an enjoyable stay overall. The only regret I have is not having ample time to see more of the park. So if you have time, go and check it out for a different experience in The Land of Smiles.