Study Trip

A Saturday hike in Chalerm Rattanakosin National Park Kanchanaburi province

Saturday, 15th December 2018
Leader: Khun Supanut Hatchaleelaha, Program officer



Chalerm Rattanakosin National Park is located some 230 kilometres from Bangkok. It is the smallest of Kanchanaburi province’s five national parks. Within its 59 square kilometers, spectacular caves, waterfalls and peaceful forest trails are among the park highlights. This park was set up in 1980 and initially called Tham Than Lod which means a stream beneath the cave. It was renamed as Chalerm Rattanakosin to commemorate the 1982 bicentenary celebrations of the Chakri Dynasty and the founding of Bangkok.

The Siam Society will organize a Saturday hike in Chalerm Rattanakosin National Park in Kanchanaburi province on Saturday,15 December 2018. The group will leave the Siam Society at 7.00 a.m. and is expected to return to the Society on the same day at approximately 9:45 p.m.

This trip is an excursion for pleasure, providing an opportunity for members to enjoy a hike in a forest environment. It is a good place to study nature and for energetic hikers as well as less-energetic hikers to spend a special Saturday. So, here is your chance to enjoy a part of nature and it is truly not to be your usual weekend.


The tentative programme will be as follows:

Saturday,15th December 2018

07:00 a.m. Depart the Siam Society for Chalerm Rattanakosin National Park.
11:45 a.m. Arrive at the park, a picnic lunch will be provided at the park office.
Noon Hike in the park along the forest trails for about 4-5 kilometres. Some members may wish to stay near the headquarters or hike further to Than Ngun and Than Thong waterfalls, both located just about 1.5 kilometers from the headquarters and can be reached via easy trails through a magnificent gallery of evergreen forest. There are several stops along the trail, giving you a different view of the forest. The final stop of walking trail will be “Tham Than Lod Yai” which is located about 2.7 kilometres away.
04:00 p.m. Depart the park for Bangkok.
- Dinner at local restaurant in Ban Pong district.
09:45 p.m. Arrive at the Siam Society.

Physical recommendation

This trip is suitable for everyone in good health. We will walk along the nature trail through the scenic evergreen forest. The trail will be rocky in places, and at one point there is a steep stairway.  The trail gets gradually more serious.  Members can go all the way up to the peak - Tham Than Lod Yai, or just go as far as they want, rest and return.


Your contribution of Baht 2,500 (Baht 2,800 for non-member) will cover transportation, picnic lunch, dinner, entrance fees and other costs incurred to make this trip possible. There is a 4% surcharge for credit/debit card payment to cover bank charges. Please pay by cash or cheque payable to ‘The Siam Society’. Alternatively you can transfer the money to the Siam Society travel account at the Thai Military Bank, Asoke Branch saving account no. 053-2-18000-7. Please fax or e-mail the deposit or transfer docket to us. In case the tour has to be cancelled due to insufficient participants, a full refund of the will be made.



The Siam Society reserves the right to change the programme as necessary. Seats are limited. Please book your place as soon as possible. For further information and bookings please contact Khun Prasert or Khun Supanut.