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Nam Pha Pa Yai Camp is located in central Thailand on the side of Pasak river, about 130 Kms North/North-East of Bangkok close to Saraburi. The closest village is Moo Ban Tha Sabok, which is 2 kms downstream the river from the camp. 18 km farther down is the small town of Kaeng Khoi.

The GPS position of the camp is: 101,06432°E / 14,67644°N

Whichever way of transportation you use or wherever in Thailand you are coming from, the easiest way to get to the camp will be to get to Kaeng Khoi first.

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From Bangkok: There are different routes to leave the City of Angels depending on where you are. From Suvarnabumi airport and the East part of the town the outer ring road (Nb 9) is a good option. From downtown, Sukhumvit, Silom or other area the choice will be Viphawadi Rangsit or one of the two express ways heading North. In any case Saraburi is the target. Once at Saraburi, turn left (Mittraphat road) on the Nakhon Ratchasima direction. Kaeng Khoi is then on the left hand side, 11 kms farther.

From Chiang Mai or the North: Coming to the camp from the northern part of Thailand requires for most cases to drive on the road number 1 or 11. Heading south the target is Lopburi and then the way to Saraburi. Just before Saraburi turn left following the sign for Nakon Ratchasima. 6 km farther turn left again to the Mittraphat road. Six more kilometers, Kaeng Khoi is on the left. Some shortcuts using the secondary roads are possible: From Lopburi via Wat Phra Phuttabat Noi and from Chai Badan via Wang Muang.

From Korat or the North-East: E-Sarn is a vast area but the way to the camp is similar to the one for Bangkok. On Mittraphat road after Pak Chong and Muak Lek, the road goes down in between a few cement factories. Kaeng Khoi is 7 km farther, on the right hand side. At this level a U-turn must be taken in order to get to the town. Some shortcuts via Wang Muang are possible for the one coming from Changwat Chayaphum or Petchabun.

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Arriving at Kaeng Khoi (on the left hand side) from Mittraphat road (take the U-turn if you come from the North-East) there are two options. Turn left after the LPG station just before the cross road (bridge) going to Ban Na. If you miss it, continue for 3 kms on Mittraphat road and turn left just after the PTT station. Once in Kaeng Khoi follow the way to Wang Muang / Pasak chonlasip Dam (road 3224). 15 kms further on this road after the cement factory there is a school on the right hand side, then a small police station with a road on the left (going to Pask Supalai Resort). After that, the next two small roads on the left are going to Moo Ban Tha Sabok. The next small road on the left is the one that takes you to the camp. Continue on this asphalted secondary road (2 kms) until it becomes a track. This track will become very steep up and then down but after that you are at destination.
From Bangkok: Kaeng Khoi having a small railway station, it is easy to get to this town by train. All the trains going on the North-East part of Thailand will pass through Kaeng Khoi. Starting from the Bangkok Hualamphong or Bang Sue railway stations, there are departures every few hours. The journey takes about 3 hours. Coming by bus from Mochit bus terminal won’t be harder as most of the buses heading to the North-East will pass Through Kaeng Khoi. Another option is to take a minibus just next to Victory Monument at Bangkok (see Google Map). It can be possible to hire a taximeter directly from Suvarnabumi airport or even other places but the price will be quite higher (see Google Map).

From Chiang Mai or the North: The trains from Chiang Mai to Bangkok will stop at the Lopburi Railway station. Once at Lopburi there are many local buses to Saraburi and then Kaeng Khoi. Some buses at the Chiang Mai bus station might go to Lopburi or Saraburi.

From Korat or the North-East: If you come from Nong Khai at the border of Laos near Vientiane, Nakhon Phanom, Ubon Ratchathani or any other location in E-Sarn, all the trains and most of the buses will pass through Kaeng Khoi. Don’t forget to ask the controller to wake you up or inform you when arriving at destination.

Once at Keang Khoi (see Google Map) the journey is not over yet. The last twenty kilometers can be done by local bus or motorbike. The taxi-motorbike drivers are situated just outside the railway station. They can take you to the camp for about 200 bahts. The bus can be taken in front of the temple near the market. Get out from the bus at Moo Ban Tha Sabok. At this point you have to walk to the camp or call us for assistance.

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