The starting point of this route is at Ban Tako Dan, about 20 kilometres from the
centre. Visitors have to arrive at the centre before 7 o’clock to stay overnight.
The fee is 400 Baht.
Nature Study Routes - There are three overall. The first route is from the sightseeing
spot located 12 kilometres from the centre. It is a place where the scenery of the
sunset can be admired. From the spot to Sap Pa Wan Reservoir is 1.5 kilometres and
takes 1 ½ hours. The second route is from Sap Pa Wan Reservoir to Hin Dat Waterfall
which is one tier but wide and surrounded with beautiful flowers such as orchids
like Lin Mangkon (Habenaria rhodocheila), Dok Thian (Balsamina), etc. Then, continue
to Namtok Khlong Phak Nam and return to the reservoir. The overall distance is four
kilometres and takes four hours. The third route is from Sap Pa Wan Reservoir to
Namtok Chet Khot Nuea, Klang and Tai and return to Sap Pa Wan Reservoir. The overall
distance is four kilometres and takes four hours.
Other waterfalls found in the area and nearby are differently splendid. Significant
ones are as follows: Namtok Khao Khaep, a 7-tiered waterfall with a height of 30
metres. It is very attractive. The water passage is small, therefore, the water falls
in line and hits the stones below, creating splashes. The basin for the waterfall
is big and deep containing emerald-green water. Namtok Krok Fa Phanang is near Namtok
Krok I Dok with a height of 20 metres. It is a steep cliff appropriate for those
who admire adventure. Namtok Sap Pa Wan is not too high. Its water originates from
the reservoir of the project. It is appropriate to travel during the rainy season
or the period when there is a lot of water because the water passage is safe from
the mountain torrent and the trail is a plain and easy walk. At each tier of the
waterfall, there is a relaxing rock terrace. Besides trekking, the centre also prepares
an animal watching activity for one kilometre.
Accommodation and Facilities: There are 28 houses and tents for rent for 100 Baht/
person/ night and sleeping bags for 50 Baht/ person/ night. Tourists have to prepare
their own provisions –Starting a fire is prohibited but a picnic or charcoal stove
To get there: From Saraburi town, take Highway No. 2 - Mittraphap Road. Turn into
the entrance of the centre which will be on the right side, opposite the Furukawa
Co., Ltd. for 17 kilometres. There is a clear direction sign. For more information,
please contact Chet Khot – Pong Kon Sao Natural and Eco tourism Study Centre, Mu
5, Tha Maprang Sub-district, Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi, at Tel. 0 3622 7156 0
3622 7156 08 9237 8659 08 9237 8659 or Saraburi Provincial Forest Office, Na
Phra Lan Sub-district, Chaloem Phra Kiat District, Saraburi, at Tel. 0 3634 7105-6
0 3634 7105-6 Ext: 400, 501 during office hours.
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