Thai National Parks

North Khao Yai

This page lists the popular attractions North of Khao Yai National Park, places like theme parks, farms, shops, winearies etc. For info about the national park itself, please visit "About Khao Yai" section.

The attractions north of Khao Yai are spread over an area that spans nearly 100 km. Most of the popular ones are located right north from the main checkpoint North of Khao Yai and Pak Chong Town. In this area, many resorts, theme parks, shops, farms, winearies, cafes and restaurants can be found. These attractions are very popular among local and Asian tourists.

DIY style taxi tours to these attractions are very common but disappointments happen if the attractions are not studied in advance. Tourists visiting the area have different opinion about these attractions, even about the most popular ones. You are recommended to read through each attraction carefully before deciding which places to visit.

Attractions of Khao Yai

PB Valley | winery, vineyard

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PB Valley is the first establised wineary in Thailand with proven good quality of wine production since 1998. It is one of the top 3-4 most visited attractions at north of Khao Yai. Free entrance to see and take of the parts of their premises, possible to book tours. No entrance fees, but non-mandatory tours can be booked, expand below to read more.

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PB Valley is one of the first attractions to visit when driving from Bangkok. The venues are located in an area in nearly 25-30 minutes driving distance from other popular attractions like Primo Piazza, Palio Khao Yai etc. The only other nearby popular attraction is The Bloom, only few hundred meters away.

Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm all year round

Tours: 300 Baht for adults and 200 Baht for children 4 to 12 years old. Although tour booking is not mandatory to enter PB Valley, they are offering tours through their premises, factory and vine yard for a better experience. The tour includes wine tasting but doesn't include grape harvesting. Bookings needs to be done in advance. For peak seasons, the bookings should be done at least a month in advance, particularly for December visits. Bookings can be smoothly done via email (see email below). The tour conducted 5 times a day at 9 am, 10:30 am, 12 pm, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm, takes about 75 minutes.

The Great Hornbill Grill (restaurant): Open 9 am to 8 pm, Fri-Sat until 10 pm. Advance reservation required, well in advance for peak seasons. Cooking classes can be organized on request.

Flora Park: Can be visited in combination of tours, blooming only in winter months with various start/end dates.

Tel: +66 (0)2 262 0030, +66 (0)81 733 8783, +66 (0)85 481 1741

Email: info@khaoyaiwinery.com (for tour reservations)

Nearby attractions: The Bloom (~300 meters), Dairy Farm & Shop (~8.5 km), GranMonte Vineyard (~9.5 km)

Nearby restaurants: PB Valley's own restaurant. Mai Kru Naknava (Halal Food, ~4 km). Other popular restaurants 25-30 minutes away.

Nearby cafés: Yellow Submarine Coffee Tank (~15.5 km), The Birder's Lodge Cafe (~16.5 km)

GranMonte Vineyard and Winery

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GranMonte is another vineyard and winery north of Khao Yai. It was established in 1999 only a year after PB Valley. Apart from winery business GranMonte premises includes a guesthour and a restaurant. It is possible to attend tours, see below for details.

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Opening hours: 8 am to 6:30 pm, Fri & Sat until 7:30 pm

Restaurant opening times: 7:30 am to 8 pm, advance reservation during the hight seasons recommended.

Tours: 330 Baht (adults), 240 (under 20 years), free for under 5 years. Tour conducted at following times; 10 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, and 3 pm on weekdays or 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3 pm and 4:30 pm on week-ends.

Tel: +66 (0)92 806 7755

Other nearby attractions: PB Valley & The Bloom (~7 km west), Primo Piazza (~9 km east), Scenical World (~14.5 km east), Thames Valley Khao Yai (~14.5 km east), Palio Khao Yai (~17 km east)

The Bloom | resort & flower garden

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A flower garden only 300 meters away from PB Valley, depending on season with up to 30 different species of flowers. The blooming at the garden is all year round but the best blooming happens during the cooler winter months. Entrance fees will apply, see below for details.

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If you have never been to a raw farm area before, good to know that because of the domestic animals it is not possible to get rid of a natural smell some people don't like. It is not a hygien issue.

Entrance fees: 100 Baht for adults and 50 Baht for children.

Opening hours: 7 am to 9 pm.

Tel: +66 (0)087 799 9555 , +66 (0)44 756 336

Other attractions nearby: PB Valley (~300 meters), Dairy Farm & Shop (~9 km), GranMonte Vineyard (~9 km)

Primo Piazza | domestic animals

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Another Italian style village, a much smaller one compared to Palio Khao Yai but yet still one of the top 3-4 most popular attractions north of Khao Yai. What makes Primo Piazza so intresting is that they host domestic animals like donkeys, alpacas and sheep to feed by the visitors. Entrance fees will apply, expand below to read more.

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Entrance fees; 100 Baht for adults, 50 Baht for children

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm

Nearby cafés: The Birder's Lodge Cafe (few hundred meters), Yellow Submarine Coffee Tank (~1.4 km), Coffee House (~11 km) The Mew (~14 km)

Tel: +66 (0)44 009 900 , +66 (0)81 922 9000

Palio Village & Palio Inn | shops, restaurants, cafés

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Italian Tuscan region ispired "shopping village" with shops, several cafés, a restaurant and more located along a small walking street. Some shops may only be open during the busy week-end and holidays. Palio Inn is bed & breakfast boutique hotel next to the village.

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Opening hours: 10 am to 10 pm

Stores & other premises; Clarks (shoes), Singha @ Palioa (Singha beer branded souvenirs), Black Canyon (café), Azure Coffee, Café Burgundy, Mug Khao Yai (mug store), Bake My Day, MK Restaurant, Vampire Snow Ice (ice cream).

Nearby restaurants: The Castle at Thames Valley (~2 km), Te Amo (~3.3 km), The Mew Khao Yai (~5 km), Midwinter Green (~10.5 km)

Nearby cafés: Coffee House (3,5 km), The Mew (~5 km),

Tel: +66 (0)44 365 899

Scenical World | water/amusement park

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Scenical World is a water and amusement park in the heart of Northern Khao Yai attractions area. The park has 3 zones with different price options; Water Park, Amusement Park and Amusement Park Excite. They also have a small "shopping mall" and restaurant.

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Opening hours: 10 am to 6 pm daily

Water Park tickets: 890 Baht for adults and children over 141 cm, 680 Baht for children up to 140 cm, 680 Baht for seniors above 65 years old, 2,500 Baht for a family of 2 adults and 2 children

Amusement Park tickets: 550 Baht for adults and children over 141 cm, 450 Baht for children up to 140 cm, 400 Baht for seniors above 65 years old, 1,500 Baht for a family of 2 adults and 2 children

Amusement Park Excite tickets: 200 Baht admission fee, 1,250 Baht for adults and children over 141 cm, 850 Baht for children up to 140 cm, 600 Baht for seniors above 65 years old, 2,850 Baht for a family of 2 adults and 2 children

Tel: +66 (0)44 001 188, +66(0)44 004 888

Other nearby attractions: Thames Valley Khao Yai (~1 km east), Palio Khao Yai (~3 km east), Primo Piazza (~5.5 km west), The Chocolate Factory (~6 km east), Khao Yai Art Museum (~7.5 km east)

The Chocolate Factory | restaurant

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Another very popular attraction, The Chocolate Factory is a popular restaurant to enjoy eating or buying chocolates. The visitors can participate on their daily workshops for chocolate making.

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If you have never been to a raw farm area before, good to know that because of the domestic animals it is not possible to get rid of a natural smell some people don't like. It is not a hygien issue.

Opening hours: 10:30 am am to 10 pm

Nearby attractions: Pete's Maze (~4,5 km), Bah Tha Chang Spring (~6 km), Palio Khao Yai (~8 km), Scenical Word (~10.5 km), Panther Creek Resort (~2 km)

Tel. +66 (0)92 443 8881

Farm Chokchai | cattle farm

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Developed over 40 years ago, Farm Chokchai is a spacious dairy farm targeting mainly families with kids. Apart from the main farm east from Pak Chong, Farm Chokchai has several farms north of Khao Yai with over 5,000 dairy cattle producing over 20 tons of milk per day. The farm have many facilities like milk production station, many restaurants, cafes, souvenirs shop, various other shops. Free entrance, possible to book tour for better experience, read more below.

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If you have never been to a raw farm area before, good to know that because of the domestic animals it is not possible to get rid of a natural smell some people don't like. It is not a hygien issue.

Opening hours: 9:30 am to 8 pm

Activities: feeding animals, tour through their premises, ATV, horse cart riding, ice cream making , shopping

Tour times: 11 am and 2pm on Tuesday to Friday | Every 20 minutes from 10 am until 2:40 pm on Saturday, Sunday and holidays | closed on Mondays with except on public holidays.

Tour costs: 300 Baht for adults, 150 Baht for children

Contact for tours: farmtour@farmchokchai.com

Tel: +66 (0)2 532 2846, +66 (0)44 935 628

Secret Art Garden | flowers

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A stylish flower garden along the highway from Bangkok to Pak Chong. Entrance fees will apply, see blow for rates.

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Entrance fees: 100 Baht for adults, free for children

Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm, closed Wednesdays.

Tel: +66 (0)44 993 939, +66 (0)81 803 7103

Other nearby attractions: Wat Thep Phithak Punnaram (~2 km west), Suwat Sweet Corn Farm (~9 km east), Dairy Farm & Shop (~10 km west), Farm Chokchai (~15 km east)

White Buddha | temple, statue

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White Buddha is a 27 meters high and 45 meters high Buddha statue nearby Wat Thep Phithak Punnaram (temple). The temple is reached by walking up 1250 steps.

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Opening hours: 8 am to 4 pm daily

Other nearby attractions: Secret Art Garden (~2 km east), Suwan Corn Farm (~9 km east), Dairy Farm & Shop (~9 km west), Farm Chkchai (~15km east)

Dairy Farm and Shop | restaurant & shopping

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Dairy Farm and Shop is the very first attraction north of Khao Yai while driving from Bangkok. They process milk and and produce various related products such as yogurt, ice cream and organically flavoured milk variaties. They have also a restaurant serving Thai and western food, a cafe and a shop serving food and farm related products. The farm collects the milk from other local farms, so no domestic animals to see there.

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Shop opening hours: 8 am to 7:30 pm (the kitchen closes 7 pm)

Restaurant opening hours: 9 am to 7:30 pm (the kitchen closes 7 pm)

Nearby attractions: PB Valley & The Bloom (~8.5 km), Suwan Farm (sweet corn farm, ~15 km), Farm Chokchai (~22 km)

Nearby restaurants: No popular nearby restaurants apart from their own restaurant.

Suwan Farm | sweet corn farm

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Suwan Farm is a popular sweet corn specialized processing facility nearby Pak Chong along the highway to Bangkok. They process and produce various sweet corn products, if there are fresh sweet corn on the day, they sell even freshly cooked sweet corns. There is of course a shop there to buy their products from, all from pop corn to corn flakes, corn ice cream, corn smoothies and others.

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Shop opening hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm

Nearby attractions: Farm Chokchai (~8 km), Premium Outler (~11 km), Dairy Farm & Shop (~15 km), Pak Chong Night Market (~16 km)

Nearby restaurants: Farm Chokchai (~8 km), Ban Mai Chay Nam Restaurant & Museum (~17 km), Look Kai (~13.5 km)

Premium Outlet Khao-Yai | shopping

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Located at the outskirts or Pak Chong Town it is a popular destination for shoppers, sellings cloth, bags, shoes and other fashion accessories. The price is not on the cheaper side as the reviews suggests.

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Opening hours: 10 am to 8 pm, opens 9 am on week-end and holidays.

Nearby attractions: Farm Chokchai (~5 km west), Suwan Sweet Corm Farm (~9.5 km west), Pak Chong Night Market (~9.5 km north/east), Ban Mai Chay Nam Museum and Restaurant (~10 km north/east)

Nearby restaurants: Ban Mai Chay Nam (~10 km north/east in Pak Chong), Look Kai (~7 km south), Midwinter Green (~10 km south, in Khao Yai area)

Khao Yai Panorama Farm | mushroom farm

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Panorama Farm is a very small farm specialised on growing dozens of different mushroom types. They have also mushroom shaped houses for their resort. Closes for visitors latest 5 pm.

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Nearby attractions: The Chocolate Factory (~3 km), Pate's Maze (~5.5 km), Palio Khao Yai (~6 km), Ban Tha Chang Spring (~6 km), Farm Mor Por (~7.5 km), Panther Creek Resort (~7 km)

Nearby restaurants: The Mew (~1.5 km), Midwinter Green (~4 km), The Witches Brew (~6 km), The Castle (~8 km), Te Amo (~9.5 km)

Khao Yai Speedkart & Farm | karting, ATV, domestic animals, cafe

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Khao Yai Speedkart offering karing and ATV activities and also have a farm area where they have pigs, cows, ducks, horses, ponnies, rabbits and sheeps. They have also a cafe.

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Nearby attractions: The Chocolate Factory (~1 km), Pate's Maze (~3.5 km), Palio Khao Yai (~4.5 km), Ban Tha Chang Spring (~4.5 km), Farm Mor Por (~5.5 km), Panther Creek Resort (~5.5 km)

Nearby restaurants: The Mew (~300 meters), The Witches Brew (~4.5 km), Midwinter Green (~6 km), The Castle (~6.5 km), Te Amo (~7.5 km)

Pete's Maze | labyrinth garden

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A labyrinth garden where you can get lost for around 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Open only on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and entire December.

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Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm, Sat/Sun, holiday and December only

Nearby attractions: Panther Creek Resort (~2 km), Farm Mor Por (~3 km), The Chocolate Factory (~4.5 km), Panorama Farm (~5.5 km), Ban Tha Chang Spring (~6 km), Palio Khao Yai (~8 km)

Nearby restaurants: The Mew (~4 km), The Witches Brew (~8 km), The Castle (~10 km), Te Amo (~11 km), Midwinter Green (~10 km)

Panther Creek Resort | cowboy & Indian themes

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Panther Creek Resort is more than a resort, it is build like a early wild west village with cowboy and Indian themes. The resort grounds have restaurant, play grounds for kids, shops and space for various activities like horses, swimming, cycling.

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Nearby attractions: Pate's Maze (~2 km), Farm Mor Por (~2.5 km), The Chocolate Factory (~6 km), Panorama Farm (~7 km), Ban Tha Chang Spring (~5 km), Palio Khao Yai (~8 km)

Nearby restaurants: The Mew (~4 km), The Witches Brew (~8 km), The Castle (~10 km), Te Amo (~11 km), Midwinter Green (~11 km)

Ban Tha Chang Spring | swimming

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One of main water sources of Lam Takong River, Ban That Chang Spring is in just 5-10 minutes driving from many attractions like Palia Khao Yai, The Chocolate Factory. There are food stalls and a big parking space near the spring. Can be very busy at the times, particularly on week-ends when it is over crowded. It is possible to swim in the water.

Khao Yai Art Museum | private museum

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Khao Yai Art Museaum is a private museum with a 1,700 m² art gallery and a big outdoor sculpture garden. They have also a small art shop selling art work and various accessories.

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Opening hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm.

Nearby attractions: Ban Tha Chang Spring (~2 km), Palio Khao Yai (~4.5 km), The Chocolate Factory (~4.5 km), Far Mor Por (~5 km), Thames Valley Khao Yai (~6.5 km), Scenical World (7,5 km), Pete Maze (~7 km)

Nearby restaurants: The Witches Brew (~4.5 km), The Mew (~6 km), The Castle (6,5 km), Te Amo (7.5 km), Midwinter Green (~12 km north)

Farm Mor Por | horses

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Farm Mor Por is a domestic animal farm with mainly horse/ponny activities. The farm also have free-range chickens, teacup pigs, goats, ducks and geese of which some animals can be fed. It is also possible to stay at the farm at their rustic or more modern two-bedroom houses.

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Opening hours: 8 am to 5 pm.

Nearby attractions: Ban Tha Chang Spring (~4 km), Palio Khao Yai (~7 km), The Chocolate Factory (~4.5 km), Khao Yai Art Museum (~5 km), Thames Valley Khao Yai (~9 km), Scenical World (10 km), Pete Maze (~3 km)

Nearby restaurants: The Witches Brew (~7 km), The Mew (~6 km), The Castle (~9 km), Te Amo (~10 km), Midwinter Green (~12 km north)

Ban Suan Noi | The Hobbit House

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Ban Suan Noi is a resort located 35 km east from Pak Chong and nearly 50-70 km from other attractions in the main attractions area of Khao Yai. Houses where their guests stays are themed after hobbit holes from Lord of the Rings movies. For a 30 Baht per person visitors are allowed to enter their resort grounds or the hobbit holes to take photos.

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There are no other attractions to visit between Pak Chong Town and Baan Suan Noi. It takes around 30 minutes one way driving from Pak Chong and around 50-60 minutes driving from the area where most other attrctions are located (The Chocolate Factory, Palio Khao Yai etc), add to that it will take equally long time to drive back to the area.

Entrance fees: 30 Baht

Opening times: If only for visiting/taking photos, up until 4 pm.

Nearby attractions: * none *

Nearby restaurants: Resort personnel will bring food from nearby restaurants if room booked.

Jim Thompson Farm

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Jim Thompson Farm is a huge picturesque farm growing seasonal vegetables and flowers located over 80 km east from Pak Chong, it takes over 1h 20 mins to get there from Pak Chong, or nearly 1h 45mins from north of Khao Yai. The farm grounds has a small village and a market area for selling their products. At their village it is possible to try silk production process. They are only open briefly early December to early January.

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Jim Thompson Farm annual opening dates varies from year to year. On 2017/18 season they were open 2nd December until 7th January, this doesn't mean the dates will be same coming years.

It is not recommended to get to Jim Thompson Farm in a day trip from Bangkok as it takes around 3.5 hours to reach there one way

Opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Tour cost: Week days 150 Baht for adults and 100 Baht for children, week-ends 180 Baht for adults and 140 Baht for children. Tours should be booked well in advance.

Nearby attractions: * none *
Rai Maneesorn | sunflower fields

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Rai Maneesorn is the only big sunflower fields as impressive as the ones in Saraburi/Lopburi provinces. The blooming times varies from year to year, and it won't be posisble to know when blooming will start/end until week(s) before start end end dates. Relatively expensive entrance fees, see details below for more info.

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Some years the blooming can start as early as in late November, other years early/mid December. Once blooming starts, it normally lasts up to 4 weeks. If blooming starts early December, good chance it may continue a bit into January. The best time to target sunflower blooming is mid December if sunflower blooming is the main reason to travel to Thailand.

Khao Yai sunflower fields (Rai Maneesorn) is in the heart of attractions area north of Khao Yai. It is not same as Saraburi/Lopburi sunflower fields as some websites falsely advertises. Saraburi/Lopburi are two provinces a bit off route on the way between Bangkok and Khao Yai. It is over 100 km driving from Khao Yai to get there.

Entrance fees: 80 Baht

Nearby attractions: Panther Creek Resort (~1 km), Pate's Maze (~3 km), Farm Mor Por (~3.5 km), Khao Yai Art Museum (~4 km), Ban Tha Chang Spring (~6 km), The Chocolate Factory (~7 km), Palio Khao Yai (~9 km)

Nearby restaurants: The Mew (7 km), The Witches Brew (~9 km), Midwinter Green (~12.5 km), The Castle (~11 km), Te Amo (~12 km)

A Cup of Love | resort, sheep farm & café

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A Cup of Love is a resort with a popular sheep farm and a popular café located around 60 km (over 1 hour driving) east from main attraction area of north Khao Yai. They have also a small souvenir shop.

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It is not recommended to get to A Cup of Love in a day trip from Bangkok as it takes around 3.5 hours to reach there one way.

Nearby attractions: Wang Nam Khiao Flora Park (~1 km)
Wang Nam Khiao Flora Park

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Wang Nam Khiao Flora Park is a huge flora park 60 km (over 1 hour driving) east from main attraction area of north Khao Yai. Full blooming from around mid November until mid January. Less blooming rest of the year and not recommended to get to if you like real blooming.

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It is not recommended to get to Wang Nam Khiao area in a day trip from Bangkok as it takes around 3.5 hours to reach there one way.

Entrance fees: 150 Baht for adults, 50 Baht for children

Opening hours: 8 am to 6 pm

Nearby attractions: A Cup Of Love (~1 km)

The Verona at Tublan | shopping, restaurants, café

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The Verona at Tublan is a bigger theme village/resort with mainly Italian motives, but also have some buildings/areas with cowboy/Indian and other western motives. There are many shops, restauratns and cafes, some of activisites are swing ropes, zip-line gliding, tower/rock climbing and roller balls.

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