Pang Sida National Park
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|Pang Sida National Park|
|Nearest city||Sa Kaeo|
|Governing body||Royal Forest Department|
Pang Sida National Park is a national park in the Sankamphaeng Range, covering almost 600 square kilometres in the eastern Thai province of Sa Kaeo. It is 28 kilometres north of Sa Kaeo City, the capital of the province.
One of the highlights of the park is Pang Sida waterfall.
The park area is also home to many species of butterfly. Within two kilometres of the entrance is a butterfly area where hundreds of butterflies congregate in certain seasons. In the interests of patron safety, as well as conservation, there is a controlled gate just past this area, and visitors are asked to consult at the visitor's centre for a guide to go further afield.
Approximately 6 kilometres further one can stop and travel by foot to the Gaur grassland, where a wildlife tower is located for observation. 25 kilometres from the entrance is a viewpoint for viewing the park.
Camping and accommodation
From Sa Kaeo it is possible to hire a tuk-tuk or take one of the local buses. Foreigners are charged 200 baht at the entrance gate. In the entrance area is a restaurant, campground, and visitor's centre.
There are two main campsites, one near the entrance and one approximately 20 kilometres along the main road, close to the viewpoint. It is possible to rent tents from the visitor's centre. In addition, there are a number of guesthouses near the entrance that are available for accommodation.