Travel, Eat & Stay: Huai Kha Kheang Visit

UNESCO: Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sactuary

Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary covers the Western Forest Complex of the country in Uthai Thani and Tak. Visiting could be possible only the limited area which is convenient to learn without affecting the ecology of wildlife.
There are only 3 places in Uthai Thani are allowed:
Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Headquatre, Lan Sak District
Cyber Forest Protection Unit, ​​Huai Khot Districtand
Huai Mae Dee Forest Protection Unit, Ban Rai District

I chose to visit Huai Kha Khaeng at their headquatre at Lan Sak District. Due to convenient for one day trip and the World Heritage exhibition is presented here, the exhibition providing the knowledge about Huai Kha Khaeng ecology and the way to conserve the nature for everyone.

To Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, there is no public bus and no local travel service, suitable to travel by private car. You can rent a car or chartered van from Bangkok.

Road from Hwy Nong Chang-Lan Sak to Huai Kha Khaeng
Go 
From Bangkok 
Bangkok Uthai - Thani Town 222km
Uthai Thani Town - Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Headquatre about 100km

By private car 
On Hyw 32 the route to Chiang Mai, turn left to Uthai Thani Town at Km 206 for 16km

On Hyw 333 (Uthai Thani -Nong Chang route), then using Hyw 3438 (Nong Chang - Lan Sak), turn left at Km 53-54 and drive for 15km to the headquatre.

Around 
We could access to any locations in the limited area. For nature trails walks, please contact the official. Each of trails takes about 1-3hrs.

Eat & Stay 
Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary is a nature conservation area and is not available for individual night stay. They have camping area and dorm for group stay. The nearest neighbouring communities are located far away. 

Visitors can stay overnight in nearby hotels and resorts in Uthai Thani Town about 1hr from Huai Kha Khaeng. 

The welfare restaurants opened occasionally and closed at 16.30. Taking your own food and drink is the good idea.

Famous cuisine of Uthai Thani is made from freshwater fish that served up by riverside restaurants in the town. Deep fried Pla Rad is recommended. Literally, Pla Rad means Rhino fish.

*** From their Facebook page ... Microwave food is available at the Krua Rim Than restaurant, profit is benefits to Huai Kha Khaeng officials (28 August, 2012) *** 

For more information about eat and stay in Uthai Thani, please go to www.uthaithani.go.th.

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