When people think of trekking in Thailand they have the northern part of the country in mind. But so many people overlook Kanchanaburi in Western Thailand close to the border with Burma. With peaks like Sun Nhok Wua and the famous Khao Laem National park, this part of Thailand is an excellent place to go trekking and escape the crowds.
Sun Nhok Wua is located in the heart of Khao Laem National Park which is best known for the Kroeng Krawia waterfall. Most people just come here for the cascades but there’s a lot more once you get off the beaten track. The area is renowned for its spectacular sunsets too, and one of the best places to base yourself to see the lakeside at sundown is Pom Pee. There are some great campsites here and most are within easy reach of those sunset views. For most people the journey begins in Bangkok with a long drive to Kanchanaburi and on to Pom Pee. [Read more…]