With a name that translates roughly as “Home in the Trees with Birds”, you already get the impression that Ban Suan Nok Resort is going to be a pleasant place to stay. Peaceful and surrounded by nature, it is located in Pak Chong, a district of Thailand’s Nakhon Ratchasima Province.
Close to the main entrance of Khao Yai National Park, named after one of the park’s large mountains, Ban Suan Nok Resort offers an ideal base for nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Beautiful bungalows with great amenities
Baan Suan Nok Resort has just eight lovely bungalows that are spread over large grounds. Each bungalow has its own unique style and design, and the different colours and shapes give the resort quite a whimsical feel.
There are bungalows available for two people, sharing a double bed, and those that can accommodate up to four people in two double bedrooms. Whilst all bungalows are deceptively spacious inside, if you wanted even more space you could opt for a two-bedroom bungalow with an additional separate living room.
Prices vary as to the time of year and the size of the bungalow. The nightly costs are between 800 THB (approximately 22.50 USD) and 4,700 THB (approximately 132 USD).
All bungalows have a private bathroom, complete with hot water and a selection of mini toiletries. Beds are invitingly soft, and you can relax in air-conditioned comfort whilst flicking through the cable TV channels. Some rooms have a plush sofa, and others have a table and chairs. Other room facilities include a refrigerator, complimentary drinking water, and storage space by way of wardrobes or cupboards.
You can get even closer to nature with a stay in a tent. Tents can be rented, along with bedding, for 500 THB (approximately 14 USD) per night.
Private terraces and colourful gardens
Each bungalow has its own private terrace with outdoor seating. Whilst some have tables and chairs, others have built-in benches. Lounge outside, take a deep breath, and enjoy inhaling the fresh mountain air. The sounds of nature fill the air, with birds tweeting, chirruping, and trilling, crickets clacking, bees humming, lizards making their diverse calling sounds, and a variety of insects buzzing and whirring all around.
Take a stroll through the leafy gardens and you can admire lots of colourful flowers, some with deliciously fragrant scents. Look out for vibrant butterflies, with an array of detailed and eye-catching patterns, flitting between the pretty flowers.
Close proximity to the main entrance of Khao Yai National Park
Ban Suan Nok Resort is just a couple of minutes’ drive from the main entrance to the expansive and nature-filled Khao Yai National Park. Indeed, it is one of the closest resorts to the park’s main entrance.
Whether you choose to explore the national park by vehicle, thus covering more ground, by following one of the many hiking trails, and so getting up close and personal with an assortment of flora and fauna, or a combination of vehicle and foot, Khao Yai National Park has many spectacular sights to behold.
Soak up the stunning views across the nearby mountains and jungles, visit gorgeous waterfalls, such as Haew Suwat and Haew Narok, spot diverse wildlife, such as macaques, birds, deer, and possibly even elephants and bears, and pop into the Visitor Centre for a great overview of the national park. There is a small shrine close to the entrance that is well-worth a quick visit.
Admission to Khao Yai National Park is 400 THB (approximately 11.20 USD) per day for adults. Entry for children is half of the adult price.
Other useful information for a stay at Ban Suan Nok Resort
As having your own form of transportation is pretty much essential for enjoying Khao Yai National Park and other nearby places of interest (unless you join an organised group tour), the vast majority of guests at Ban Suan Nok Resort arrive by car, pickup truck, scooter, or motorbike. There is plenty of parking space in front of each bungalow. The spacious grounds coupled with the spread-out nature of the resort mean that you shouldn’t have any problem at all finding somewhere to park if your group brings several vehicles.
There are numerous restaurants in Pak Chong, serving a variety of cuisines, and other nearby attractions include Thongsomboon Club, Chokchai Farm, and several verdant vineyards.
Book your stay at Ban Suan Nok Resort for a tranquil and relaxing stay whilst surrounded by nature and just a hop skip and a jump away from Khao Yai National Park.