Chet Khot – Pong Konsao Natural Study Eco Center is located at Moo 5, Tambon Tha Maprang, Amphoe Kaeng Khoi, Saraburi Province. The area covers 22,000,000 square meters. The area is abundant and rich in biodiversity, both species of plants and wildlife. The area is connected with the western side of Khao Yai National Ppark. It consists of several forest types such as dry forest, dense rain forest and pasture.
It is abundant with a biodiversity of both plants and animals. It is next to the west part of Khao Yai national park and comprises many kinds of forests such as dry evergreen forest, moist evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest and savanna that together create a variety of plants. It is also an origin of many waterfalls in the area.
Plants in this area are herbs such as Phaya Mi Rit, Ma Krathuep Rong, Kwao Khruea, medicinal plants, as well as, various kinds of mushrooms such as cup fungi. Animals living in this compound are wild elephants, gaurs, bears, deer, barking deer, loris, mouse deer, wild boar and approximately 158 kinds of birds such as barbets, woodpeckers, red-wattled lapwings, bulbuls, blue magpies, etc. flying across between the centre and Khao Yai.
Accommodation and Facilities: There are 21 houses and tents for rent for 200-300 Baht/ person/ night and sleeping bags for 50 Baht/ person/ night. Tourists have to prepare their own provisions – Starting a fire is prohibited but a picnic or charcoal stove is allowed.
To get there: From Saraburi town, take Highway No. 2 – Mittraphap Road. Turn into the entrance of the centre which will be on the right side, opposite the Furukawa Co., Ltd. for 17 kilometres. There is a clear direction sign. For more information, please contact Chet Khot-Pong Kon Sao Natural and Ecotourism Study Centre, Mu 5, Tha Maprang Sub-district, Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi.
Chet Khot – Pong Konsao Natural Study Eco Center
Location: Moo 5, Tambon Tha Maprang, Kaeng Khoi, Saraburi 18110 Thailand