3 National Parks to explore in Saraburi
Saraburi, a province filled with historical sites, also features a 17th century temple with the holy “footprint” of the Buddha. Saraburi province contains two national parks, wth scenic waterfall, Forest, and rivers.
Chet Sao Noi Waterfall National Park is one of the most popular parks in the country, one of the most visited by local tourists. It is not known much by the foreign tourists and overlooked as most foreign tourists prefer to get to nearby Khao Yai National Park. The park is located between Saraburi and Nakhon Ratchasima provinces. Muak Lek River which flows through the falls is the natural border between both provinces at the area of the falls.
Khao Yai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Thailand’s third-largest and one of the most visited national parks. It spreads across four provinces, namely Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Prachinburi. The highest peak, at Khao Rom, is 1,351 meters above sea level. Blessed with a lush, mountainous landscape, with fertile valleys, pounding waterfalls, and rich biodiversity, Khao Yai is a year-round getaway destination just three hours’ drive from Bangkok.
Many big and small mountains and dales comprise this park. The highest peak is Khrok Mountain, rising 329 metres above sea level. From the summit one can see Saraburi province's city and nearby districts very clearly. The forest in this area contains many waterfalls and streams that help to irrigate and sustain the plantations of local people.