Published/Last edited or updated: 8th September, 2016
Part of the Lam Takong River, the spring boasts crystalline light-blue water with human-made waterfalls pouring into a few different pools. Some are shallow enough for young kids while others reach a depth of around two metres. The water is less muddy than stretches of the Lam Takong found inside the park, and the daily presence of people means that you don’t have to worry too much about monitor lizards and other creepy crawlers.
Shaded by towering trees and with plenty of good spots for a picnic, the spring is located just below a narrow road and is relatively easy to find. Locals flock here on weekends and holidays but few travellers know about it. Food stalls around the car park dish out som tam, grilled chicken and cold drinks on busy days.
Ban Tha Chang Spring is located eight kilometres northeast of the park’s northern gate off Ban Tha Chang Rd, on the way to the Khao Yai Art Museum, which is signposted along Thanarat if coming from the park. You can see the spring on the right, no more than a kilometre after the turnoff, while approaching from the south.
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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