Photo: Small falls near Pak Chong.


A handful of decent hotels are found within walking distance of the train and bus stations within Pak Chong town. Travellers with their own transport could go for one of the relaxing resorts off Route 2243 in scenic Northern Pak Chong, or one of the many choices along the Khao Yai National Park access road.

Pak Chong

The city of Pak Chong offers a handful of quality hotels and guesthouses at budget prices, and even a picturesque resort on the Lam Takong River just a couple kilometres from the town's centre. Prices are often negotiable on weekdays, but on weekends expect them often to increase.

Happiness Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under 600B
187/25 Mittraphap Rd, Pak Chong
T: (044) 312 375

The Happiness Guesthouse sits down a quiet residential side street off Mittraphap Rd, about one and a half km from the centre of Pak Chong to the southwest. If on foot, the location is not quite ideal, but for the value it's worth the hike. The building's exterior has something of a Victorian theme going on with bright white walls, pillars and long balconies on the upper floors. All rooms come... Read our full review of Happiness Guesthouse.

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Nannam Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
109/1 Mittraphap Rd, Pak Chong
T: (044) 316 666

Located just past Bangok Hospital towards the northeast side of town, Nannam occupies a pleasant and quiet area along the Lam Takong river (really it's more like a babblling brooke). Rooms are spread out over several different buildings, and although they're all connected in long buildings they have more of a bungalow or cottage feel. All rooms are fully equipped with TV, air-con, hot water,... Read our full review of Nannam Resort .

Pak Chong Hotel
Backpacker - Under 600B
650/1 Mittraphap Rd, Pak Chong
T: (044) 279 0827

If looking to stay right in he town centre, look no further than Pak Chong Hotel. The medium sized hotel sits set back down a narrow lane off Mittraphap Rd, so while it's a two minute walk to the main bus stop and night market it still stays relatively quiet. Rooms are available with fan or air-con, and all are simple but clean and comfortable with TV and hot water bathrooms. Those facing the... Read our full review of Pak Chong Hotel.

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Pak Chong Landmark Hotel
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
151/1 Mittraphap Rd, Pakchong
T: (044) 280 047

The Landmark looms large a few kilometers from the town centre to Pak Chong's southwest. The lobby is truly impressive with massive marble pillars, designer couches, and Roman style sculptures. At time of writing, however, the rooms were somewhat pitiful with old, stained carpet and furniture that needs to be replaced. On the up side, large windows on the upper floors open to stunning mountain... Read our full review of Pak Chong Landmark Hotel.

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Rimtarninn Hotel
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
430 Mittraphap Rd, Pak Chong
T: (044) 313 3656

Located right on Mittraphap Rd near the centre of town with its name posted in giant red letters on the building's exterior, the Rimtarninn is tough to miss, and unlike so many hotels with big, stylish lobbies, the hotel actually delivers in the rooms as well. Recently renovated standard rooms feature air-con, clean hot water bathrooms, new furniture, soft and comfortable beds, subdued blue poca... Read our full review of Rimtarninn Hotel.

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Northern Pak Chong (route 2243)

A number of resorts dot Pak Chong's picturesque northern area, but you'll need your own transport to get to them. Prices are often negotiable on weekdays, but on weekends expect them to increase.

Smile Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Rai Pandinthong 99/3 Moo 10 (Rte. 2243), Pak Chong
T: (087) 250 8855

Cute, pleasant and picturesque, Smile Resort is located down a scenic lane off Rte. 2243 about seven kilometres north of Pak Chong, You would need your own transport to get to and from here, but if that's the case there's nowhere better to spend a relaxing few days. Hardwood floor rooms are reminiscent of country cottages, and all but one come with air-con, hot water, TV, fridge and comfortable... Read our full review of Smile Resort.

See Sky Camp
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
82/13 Route 2243, Pak Chong
T: (088) 346 3467

Located right along Rte. 2243 just outside of town (although too far to walk), See Sky Camp is a resort/campground set on a scenic field. They offer spacious tents with comfortable double beds on raised platforms with mosquito nets, trendy furniture and 24 hour electricity to power the fan and in-tent TV -- far from a rustic camping experience. Hot water shared bathrooms are large, spotless and... Read our full review of See Sky Camp.

White Rock Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
54/1 Moo 10 Tambon, Pak Chong
T: (081) 879 6449

Set down a side road off Rte. 2243 (it's a left if heading away from Pak Chong, look for the signs), White Rock is a unique resort set on a hillside with stunning views of the surrounding mountains -- it's almost reminiscent of a Sicilian mountain villa. Double rooms literally look like square white rocks shooting out of the ground, and inside they're basic but comfortable with firm queen size... Read our full review of White Rock Resort.

Southern Pak Chong (Thanarat Rd / Khao Yai access road)

There are also a number of resorts along Thanarat Rd on the way to Khao Yai National Park. Though generally not quite as scenic as the northern area, staying here means you're closer to Khao Yai, and while you will need your own transport for most of the resorts, there are a couple that will pick you up at the bus stop or train station in Pak Chong provided you're purchasing tours from them.

Greenleaf Guesthouse and Tour
Backpacker - Under 600B
52 Moo 6, Thanarat Rd (km 7.5), Pak Chong
T: (044) 365 073

In an area most often frequented by local tourists, Greenleaf is unique in that mainly caters to foreign travellers -- and they do an excellent job of it. Basic budget double rooms are perfect for backpackers looking to see Khao Yai without going broke. All are simply furnished with a double or two twin beds with mosquito nets, fans, private cold water bathrooms, and front porches with tables... Read our full review of Greenleaf Guesthouse and Tour.

Apple Camp
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
188 Moo 17, Thanarat Rd, Pak Chong
T: (044) 297 389

The prices at Apple Camp seemed a bit steep at first, but after hanging around for a while it suddenly seemed well worth it. Located on a scenic stretch of land with mountain views, about a half kilometre from the gates to Khao Yai, the resort is set around a grassy lawn filled with shady trees, flowers and ponds with colorful fish. The place has a soothing, peaceful, almost entrancing ambience... Read our full review of Apple Camp.

The Jungle House
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
215 Moo 5, Thanarat Rd, Pak Chong
T: (044) 297 183

Jungle House is a resort, campground, attraction, restaurant, and tour operator all rolled into one, and it is indeed impressive. The grounds stretch back for several kiometres, and indeed the whole place is in the jungle, with narrow roads and paths connecting one bulding to the next. There are a whopping 29 different accommodation options, from basic cabins set well out in the jungle to... Read our full review of The Jungle House.

Where to next?

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