Experience Thailand With These 10 Things To Do In Pak Chong! - Updated 2022

things to do in pak chong

Although the land of Thailand is most famous for its beaches, nightlife, and Thai heritage, nature has also blessed this country with some of the most important National Parks. The Khao Yai National Park was the first national park in the country. Area wise, it is the third largest national park of Bangkok.

The city Pak Chong is mostly famous for its proximity to the Khao Yai National Park. It is the gateway of the Khao Yai National Park as well as one of the main tourist cities. Pak Chong is located in the western end of the district named Nakhon Ratchasima Province. As the base of the Khao Yai National Park, it is one of the most popular weekend destinations for the natives. It is also a favorite destination for international travelers, who are seeking adventure in the land of Thailand. The city holds a unique charm, combining the beauty of nature alongside the charm of a typical city of Thailand. Come and explore with us…

1. A full day jungle trip to the Khao Yai National Park (from 304.73 USD)

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Khao Yai National Park is accessible from the capital city of Thailand. However, if you want a more detailed visit of this national park, you must stay at Pak Chong. This national park is blessed with the presence of various wildlife and birds alongside the amazing nature. Along with varieties of the migratory birds like pittas, mountain scops-owls, great slaty woodpeckers, collared owlets barbets, Asian fairy bluebirds, trogons, drongos, scarlet minivets, broadbills, and blue-winged leafbirds, this national park is also a great place to observe various reptiles.

Full-Day Khao Yai Jungle Tour from Bangkok

Price: from 304.73 USD

Duration: 1 day (approx.)


2. Hiking & trekking through the Khao Yai National Park

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There is a 3 day trekking trail located in the Khao Yai National Park. It includes camping on the ground of Khao Yai. However, if you are not so keen about camping, there are 6 different trails for hiking.

Hiking & trekking through the Khao Yai National Park

Address: Hin Tung, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok 26000, Thailand

3. Adventure activities like rafting in Lam Takhong River, Khao Yai

The Lam Takhong River flows through the Khao Yai National Park. After the adventures of the land, if you want some adventure in the water, you can try rafting over the Lam Takhong River. The river rafting in the Lam Takhong River, near Pak Chong is technically an easy ride, well-designed for the novices. The best time to take this rafting experience is during the rainy season, from May-September, when the water level of the river is high. The rafting expedition normally takes 2 hours.

Lam Takhong River

Address: Moo 5, Thanarat Road Km. 19.5, 215, Pakchong

4. Explore the rural Thailand in Sunflower Field and Panorama Farm

Visit the nearest farms which have amazing natural beauty and some interesting elements. The Khaoyai Panorama Farm is all about mushrooms. You can learn about the cultivation of the mushrooms, explore their varieties as well as get to taste some of the varieties. If you are staying in the field, some houses are available for you to stay. The Sunflower Field, on the other hand, is all about sunflowers. The Saraburi Sunflower Field remains yellow during November to January, in the season of sunflowers. Both of the farms are easily accessible from Pak Chong by car, and both of them can be covered in a day trip from the city.

Panorama Farm

Address: 297 Moo 6, Thanarat Road, Nong Nam Daeng, Pak Chong 30130, Thailand

Website: Panorama Farm

5. A day-trip to Pak Thong Chai silk village to see the Thai silk-weaving process

The Pak Thong Chai silk village is one of the most important silk villages of Thailand. The village is most famous for their Korat-texture silk. Despite the silk-mills, the hand woven silk process is still going in this village and you can have the firsthand experience of watching this process while visiting this area. The Korat-texture silk is also available at a reasonable price in this village.

6. A challenging climb to Thep Phithak Punnaram

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If you are ready to take the challenge of climbing 1,250 steps to reach to a temple with a huge statue of Buddha, then the temple Thep Phithak Punnaram is the place for you. The amazing view of the surrounding mountains is an added bonus of visiting this place. The 1,250 steps actually signify the number of monks gathered in the first sermon of Lord Buddha, in the day of Makha Bucha Day.

Thep Phithak Punnaram

Address: Phaya Yen, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30320, Thailand

Website: Thep Phithak Punnaram

7. A journey till the quiet beauty of Wat Tham Prom Pradit

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The Wat Tham Prom Pradit is a Buddhist temple located in the quietness of Pak Chong. The temple features typical Thai architecture, which stands amongst the quiet surrounding beauty of nature.

Wat Tham Prom Pradit

Address: Chan Thuek, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand

8. A taste of the wines of the region

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Posted by PB Valley on Monday, April 4, 2022

The local wine cultivating farms are located not far from Pak Chong. Learn about wine and participate in wine-tasting at PB Valley Khao Yai Winery. This winery has day-long tours. During the trip, the vineyard staff will give you a tour through the wine-producing region and explain the method of wine production. Apart from the vineyards, passion fruit, and dragon fruit orchards will be a part of this tour. The PB Valley Khao Yai Winery also produces its own brand of coffee if you are not a fan of wine.

PB Valley Khao Yai Winery

Address: 102/2 Moo 5, Mitraparp Road, Payayen Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30320, Thailand

Website: PB Valley Khao Yai Winery

9. The art lovers can give a visit to Khao Yai Art Museum

Khao Yai Art Museum
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This art museum comes with an outdoor sculpture garden. The work of the contemporary artists of Thailand is exhibited throughout the museum. Thus, it is a paradise for the people who want to have a glimpse of Thai contemporary art. Surrounded by the greenery of the Khao Yai National Park, this museum is technically located in the lap of nature.

Khao Yai Art Museum

Address: Mu Si, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand

Website: Khao Yai Art Museum

10. A must visit to the Pak Chong night market

Your visit to Pak Chong will not be completed without visiting the Pak Chong night market. The night market of Pak Chong showcases mouthwatering street food along with the desserts, delicious BBQ dishes. The city was originally a market town, so the markets of this town have a separate flavor that cannot be expressed in words.

Pak Chong night market

Address: 2422 Tambon Pak Chong, Amphoe Pak Chong, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30130, Thailand

Explore the city of Pak Chong

Although the town Pak Chong is famous for its proximity to the Khao Yai National Park, it is not the only attraction of the city. The city possesses a certain charm, with the various farms around, perfect for a day trip. So, if you are planning to visit this city for Khao Yai National Park, make sure you have extra time on hand to explore it properly.

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