Thailand’s Wang Nam Khiao (also sometimes spelt Wang Nam Khieo) is within the large northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, sometimes also known by its former name of Khorat. Known for its very good air quality and often referred to as the Switzerland of Isan, Wang Nam Khiao is an excellent spot for lovers of nature, scenery, and the great outdoors.
The beautiful Puphawari Resort is a terrific place from which to enjoy exploring the gorgeous Wang Nam Khiao … sleep in lovely natural surroundings to get you in just the right mood for even more outdoor adventures! Rooms are spread throughout the expansive and well-manicured lush grounds and there are great standards of comfort for a restful night’s sleep.
Wide array of room types to suit different bank balances and group sizesFrom the cute wooden cabins that sleep two people through to multi-level buildings with several bathrooms and bedrooms that can cater up to 22 guests, no stone is left unturned when it comes to accommodating different group sizes. An ideal option for couples, families, groups of friends, corporate guests, and organisations that are looking for somewhere special to host team building exercises, Puphawari Resort has all bases covered.
There are two price bands, depending on the season, with higher rates during the cool season (October to February). The price per night is also more on a weekend than it is during the week, although you may be given a discount if you arrive late with no prior booking.
As a guide, a two person chalet will cost 1,200 THB (approximately 33.50 USD) for a week night stay and 1,500 THB (approximately 42 USD) for a night over the weekend. Prices are based on a stay during the hotter (and cheaper) times of the year. Week nights and weekends during the cool season cost 1,500 THB (approximately 42 USD) and 1,800 THB (approximately 50 USD) respectively.
A room for four with two bedrooms and one bathroom is 1,700 THB (approximately 47.50 USD) and 2,000 THB (approximately 56 USD) on weekdays / weekends during the hot season. The price per night during the more expensive cool season is 2,500 THB (approximately 70 USD) and 3,000 THB (approximately 84 USD) for weekdays and weekends.
Comfortable rooms for sweet dreams and a relaxing stayThe two person cabins feature both air conditioning and an electric fan, although the cool temperatures outside may mean that you don’t want either! Snuggle under the plush duvet, rest your head on the fluffy pillows, and dream of your forthcoming adventures as you relax in the invitingly soft bed. Just make sure that you wake up in time the next morning!
A refrigerator and cable TV add to the comfort levels and there are clothes hooks on the wall as well as a large mirror. The bathrooms have hot water showers.
Interestingly, some of the cabins have clearly been made using old pallets and crates, as some of the warning stamps are still visible on the interior walls! You’ll spot things like “This Side Up”, #Fragile#, and “Handle with Care” as you look around the room.
Rooms have two outdoor seating areas complete with wooden furnishings – one at the front and one at the back. The rear seating area overlooks one of the resort’s sparkling ponds; it is a lovely place to sit of an evening as the many twinkling lights cast their reflections on the shimmering water.
Inclusive breakfast and onsite restaurantA filling buffet breakfast is included each morning in the room rate; you’ll know when it’s time for breakfast as irritatingly loud music starts blaring from the restaurant’s speakers. This is ideal for those who want to be up and out early, but not so appealing for light sleepers who would relish a lie-in. (Note – the music starts sometime around 6.30am! If you don’t want to be disturbed so early, pack earplugs!) The resort caters predominantly to domestic travellers and so breakfast mainly consists of Thai dishes like rice and noodles as well as fruit.
There is an onsite restaurant that serves an assortment of typical Thai dishes throughout the day. Tuck into favourites like Khao Pad Moo (fried rice with pork), Pad Gra Prow (fried holy basil), and Pad Pak (stir-fried vegetables). It is possible to have your meals delivered right to your room, allowing you the privacy of eating on one of your own outdoor terraces for a romantic and intimate dining experience.
Restaurant service can be a little slow, especially in the mid-morning. Perhaps members of staff aren’t so used to guests skipping the free breakfast and eating a bit later on? This is worth keeping in mind if you are on a tight schedule.
Beautiful grounds to stroll around as you enjoy being outsideThe stretching grounds are ideal for a morning (or evening) stroll, with loads of quirky statues and fun photo opportunities. Several charming wooden bridges span the resort’s ponds, streams, and waterways and you’ll spot many pretty flowers and towering trees. The views out into the surrounding mountains and natural areas are sublime and you cannot help but feel relaxed and at one with nature as you wander around and explore.
Other amenities and onsite activities for a fun stay
It is possible to rent a small peddle boat or kayak for some gentle fun on the water and you can also arrange ATV adventures for an additional cost. Bump and bounce along rustic tracks and soak up the views as you head off road.
Friendly members of staff can help you plan your days of exploration, offering great advice and guidance as to attractions in the locale.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort and you’ll find plenty of car-parking space close to the rooms.
Enjoy Wang Nam Khiao from the beautiful Puphawari Resort.
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