Chong Yen is a substation and campsite located at north west edge of the Mae Wong National Park. It is on the end of main road (km 93), 27.5km from the headquarters. The viewpoint 300-400m north is the highest peak of the road with an altitude of 1420m, a popular destination for local tourists. The campsite area is the main destination for the birders within the national park.
Permission from HQ needed to stay at Chong Yen, rooms can only be rented from HQ. There are no restaurants at the campsite, visitors should take food and necessary equipment with them. Toilet and shower facilities are very basic and may get a bit unpleasant during the week-ends when it is very busy.
There are couple of smaller trails around. The Umphang trail to south west leads all the way to Umphang town, the trail itself is an overgrown old road. We don’t have information about the exact length, but we have been able to map 10.7km of it as seen on the map above. Strict permission from HQ needed to walk this trail for a longer hiking.
Park rangers at Chong Yen regularly maintain few bird hiding spots where grey peacock-pheasant, rufous-throated partridge, white-necked laughingthrush and white-necked laughingthrush among some others can be seen regularly.
Chong Yen Campsite Viewpoint
Address: Mae Wong National Park, Tambon Khlong Nam Lai, Khlong Lan District, Kamphaeng Phet 62180 Thailand