Please be aware there is NO PRIVATE VEHICLE ACCESS TO THECAMPSITE ANYMORE even 4x4s - you have to pay between 2000 and 2500 baht pervehicle
The official reason is " Because policy of Tak Governor,he wants the people to have income" - which seems to back up my beliefthat this is a cartel or monopoly by local businesses.
Apparently the governor seems to have overlooked the factthat many people who would normally stay there now won’t come atall....depriving both Umphang and the campsite of customers..
#1khunwilco has been a member since 30/4/2014. Posts: 14
Posted by Megaworldasia365 on 12/10/2017 at 23:44
Hardly surprising turn of events. All over thailand now access to the best sightseeing attractions is being restricted. I have just been in Prachuap Khiri Khan and the two big peaks at the north and south ends of the bay are off limits. The big one on the airforce base is only open to the public on special holidays. The peak at the northern end is closed completely. Thailand has become the nanny state of tourism in south east asia. Access to all the great adventure activity sites is being restricted or blocked. Anyhow the fact is that there are far better caves and waterfalls in Laos and Vietnam so my advice to all is just forget Thailand, it's done as far as off the beaten track, adventure travel goes. I just completed the Thakhek Loop with Khong Lor cave, and I can say categorically there's nothing in Thailand which even comes close to being as good.
For more in depth info on the Thakhek Loop trip, check my travel blog: megaworldasia dot com - south east asias off the beaten track specialist
#2Megaworldasia365 has been a member since 26/8/2017. Posts: 25
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