Pang Sida National Park
Covering the area in Amphoe Muang, Amphoe Wattana Nakhon, Amphoe Ta
Phraya of Sa Kaeo and Amphoe Na Di of Prachin Buri, the Park occupies
an area of 844 square kilometres or 527,500 Rai. It has been declared
a national park on February 24. 1982. The topography of the area consists
of complex highlands with various and diversified forests, and an
abundant of wild and rare animals. The area is the origin of many
creeks which form the Bang Pakong River. The major attractions in
the park are:
Namtok Pang Sida (Pang Sida Waterfall) The waterfall is approximately
800 metres from the park office. With a large pond below the 10 metre
waterfall, the surroundings are very shady, with much water during
the rainy season.
Namtok Pha Takhian About 3 kilometres from the park office, and about
2.5 kilometres from Namtok Pang Sida, the 10 metre waterfall can be
reached by 2 trekking trails which are suitable for nature study.
Tha Krabak Reservoir Built under H.M.the King’s project to improve
the irrigation, the reservoir is located in Moo 7 Tambon Tha Yaek,
about 32 kilometres from town. It is a dam that is 17.50 metres high,
and 720 metres long, surrounded by various kinds of forests. Its spectacular
views are most suitable for relaxation.
Tha Krabak Waterfall This waterfall is near the reservoir, with 3
levels which are 400-500 metres apart.
Khwae Makha Waterfall Khwae Makha Waterfall is about 6 kilometres
from the 40th kilometre. It is approximately 70 metres high. The trail
is suitable for trekking. Nearby, there are various waterfalls located
at different distances from Kwae Maka Waterfall. These waterfalls
are Rak Sai Yoi Waterfall (500 metres), Lan Hin Yai Waterfall (1.5
kilometres), Suan Man and Suan Thong Waterfalls (3 kilometres), Man
Thara Waterfall ( 4 kilometres ). To discover these waterfalls, you
might need to spend 2-3 days because they are located deep into the
Tham Khang Khao Waterfall The waterfall can be reached by a walking
distance of about 10 kilometres from the 22th kilometre. There are
many bats living in this area.
View Point Situated in the huge valley at the 25th and 35th kilometres,
sunrise and sunset can be watched here at this view point.
Fresh Water Crocodile From the park office about 5 kilometres, to
Moo Ban Khlong Phak Khom- Thung Pho for about 50 kilometres, this
source in Huai Nam Yen Forest, has been surveyed since 1991.
Accommodation The National Park has house renting service at 500-600
Baht per night. Tent area is also available at the rate of 5 Baht/person/night.
For more details, contact Pang Sida National Park, P.O.Box 55, Tambon
Tha Yaek, Amphoe Mueang, Sa Kaeo 27000, Tel: 0 1947 5948 or National
Park Div., Dept. of Forestry, Bangkhen, Bangkok at Tel: 0 2561 4292
ext. 724, 725, or 0 2579 5734, 0 2579 7223.
Traveling By Car: From town, heading north by using Highway No.3462
about 27 kilometres, the National Park is on the right. If tourists
need to travel by public transportation, they can use mini-cab route
Sa Kaeo – Ban Khlong Nam Khiao for about 27 kilometres to the park
office. Another route is by train (Bangkok – Aranyaprathet), getting
off at Sa Kaeo Station, then use mini-cab as mentioned above.