Bo Kluea T: (081) 374 7004
Located down the hill and across the river from Bo Klua View, this little plot of land constitutes an excellent relaxation destination if you haven’t the budget for the more upscale resort.
Right along the eastern bank of the Mang River, Oun I Mang boasts several bungalows, a few permanent tent-like shelters, and also offers actual tents for a reduced fee. The name translates directly to"warm steam from the Mang", but involves romantic implications; indeed, the place is a great spot for a romantic getaway (so long as your idea of romance doesn’t preclude listening to Thais singing karaoke into the wee hours of the morning). There is a bar and restaurant on site, and while the prices are slightly inflated, the food is excellent, and you are also free to bring your own food and cook it on the grills provided. The bungalows and tents are basic but comfortable, but the shared bathrooms do leave a bit to be desired. There are semi-permanent showers on site, though they look a bit worse for the wear. All things considered, Oun I Mang constitutes a definite step above basic camping, and if you are not opposed to living with a little nature, it is an excellent choice. WiFi and breakfast are included.
By Mark Ord
Last updated on 28th January, 2016.