Photo: Cheap and pristine bungalows at Sankhao Yai.

Photo of Sankhao YaiSankhao Yai

Great for independent travellers

Thanarat Rd (100 metres from the park’s northern gate), Khao Yai T: (086) 245 7882 

Sankhao Yai

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The young and spirited English-speaking owner of the newish Sankhao Yai is poised to make a name for her mini resort as a solid, full-service budget option within steps of the park’s northern gate.

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Nine clean concrete bungalows in bright primary colours are set up in a row, each with one firm queen or two twin beds, air-con, fridge, small TV, table and large hot-water wet bathroom. Most furnishings are cheap as can be but it’s tough to argue with price tags that come in 100 baht less than the national park’s cheapest fan-cooled rooms. You also get free WiFi and a private terrace with bench for kicking off those leech socks.

The welcoming owner also runs an adjacent coffee shop and “can cook up a plate of pad Thai” for guests while arranging private cars with drivers or tours for exploring the park. As far as we know this is the only place beyond Pak Chong that offers motorbike rental on the north side of the national park. It all combines for a cheap and convenient package: you can take a songthaew straight from Pak Chong to the Khao Yai gate, walk back north 100 metres and grab a vehicle and room with minimal hassle.

Bungalow air-con private b’room Low 700 ; High 700

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Bungalow air-con private bathroom
700 baht
700 baht
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 700 baht, high season 700 baht. Notes:

Where is Sankhao Yai

Sankhao Yai
Thanarat Rd (100 metres from the park’s northern gate), Khao Yai
T: (086) 245 7882 
Coordinates (for GPS): 101º22'42.77" E, 14º30'31.74" N
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B

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