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Best Campsites in Kanchanaburi Thailand

There are few outdoor experiences that nature lovers enjoy better than pitching a tent in a remote landscape and sleeping underneath the shimmering stars.

This section contains essential information for all travelers who may be planning on camping around Kanchanaburi province Mai at any of the designated campgrounds.

Is it Legal to Go Camping in Kanchanaburi?

There is no shortage of spectacular outdoor destinations for campers around Thailand.

Even so, camping out is not as popular as you may think, mainly due to an abundance of cheap hotels and hostels.

Here's the thing:

Even if you pitch a tent for free in one of the remote areas, it is likely to attract the attention of the local police department.

Note: For the most part, wild camping (also called free camping) is not permitted or encouraged anywhere in the Kingdom of Thailand.

Wild Camping in Thailand

It's fair to say that travelers and backpackers enjoy discovering a private camping spot. But, the safest places for campers to pitch a tent in Kanchanaburi are the official designated camping areas.


In the main, you will be left to your own devices. There will be a lack of personal safety and there may not be any proper places set up for discarding litter.

So, "technically" wild camping in Thailand is illegal, unless you have full permission to do so from the landowner. If not, the police may view your bivouac encampment as trespassing.

If you decide to take a chance in some distant resting area or mountain top, it's best to camp out in small numbers and for only a few nights at any particular location.

Important: Our health guide contains extra information about dengue fever in Thailand and which provinces are more prone to mosquito infestations at certain times of the year.

Camping in National Parks

Many of the national parklands have designated campsites for travelers to pitch a tent (or rent one). Even so, the most famous National Parks in Thailand charge an entrance fee (about 200 Thai baht). This fee helps to cover the cost of having a park ranger on duty 24/7.

Best Months for Camping in Kanchanaburi

In general, year round camping is available throughout most of the 77 provinces in Thailand. But, sheltering under a thin awning during the Thai monsoon season may not appeal to all gadabouts. Some mountainous regions in the western provinces can get chilly in the winter.

Thailand Wildlife

Kanchanaburi has its fair share of amazing wildlife. But, Kui Buri National Park is a great place to go camping if you want to see herds of elephants roaming around the forest.

Other wild animals found in Thailand's protected areas include deer, gaurs, Malayan Tapir, macaques, and serpent eagles.

Campgrounds in Kanchanaburi

Camping Near the Big Lake

2 Pakprak Rd, Pak Phraek, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71000
Tel: 080-717-3179
Email: aum_105@me.com

Chaba Kaew Resort

29/19 Moo 2, Soi Tessabal 24, Saeng Chuto Road, Tumbol Tha Maka, Kanchanaburi 71120

Hintok River Camp @Hellfire Pass

109 Moo 9 Ban Wang Khamen, Tambon Thasai, Saiyok, Kanchanaburi 71150
Tel: 081-754-3898
Email: info@hintokrivercamp.com

Khao Poon Camping (เขาปูนแคมป์)

Nong Ya, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71000
Tel: 096-786-2882
Email: khaopooncamp@gmail.com

Mountain Campsite Kanchanaburi

Email: tayakron4@gmail.com

Ploenkarn Camping by The River

2 Chong Sadao, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi 71190
Tel: 062-996-5588
Email: ploenkarncamping@gmail.com

Somnuk Elephant Camp

Wang Krachae, Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi 71150
Tel: 087-028-1929

The Campster Kanchanaburi

239 Moo 2 Koh Samrong, Muang, Kanchanaburi 71000
Tel: 064-703-9917
Email: rsvn.thecampster@gmail.com

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