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Facts about Baan Saranya Lodge & Restaurant Khao Yai

BAAN SARANYA LODGE & RESTAURANT KHAO YAI

Our resort in Khao Yai, open end of 2009, is a family run budget accommodation in Khao Yai.

Baan Saranya Lodge & Restaurant is composed of eighteen bungalows & cottages designed in traditional architectural style and set within a tropical garden setting. The resort combines rustic Thai-style and Lanna details architecture lodging with a laid-back tropical atmosphere.

The resort is ideally situated along Khao Yai National Park, UNESCO World heritage site, only few minutes drive from the park entrance.
The resort is located along the Thanarad road, at km 13.5, in Mu Si, center of local attractions and the main access road between Pak Chong and the park.
Only a 2 hours drive from Bangkok, Khao Yai is the perfect locale hang out for a weekend away and jungle adventure close to Bangkok.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Our resort offer 18 superior and standard Thai style wooden bungalows & cottages as well as family cottages for up to 8 people located through the resort garden.

Baan Saranya Lodge & Restaurant offers four types of lodging:
-4 Standard Bungalows (double bed), a wooden bungalow for up to 2 people
2 Superior Bungalows & 6 Superior Cottages (twin or double bed), a large cottage or a large wooden bungalow for 2 people.
-4 Family Cottages ( 2x double bed), cottages for up to 4 people
-2 Family Double Cottages (4x double bed), cottages for up to 8 people

All bungalows & cottages are air-conditioned and have a private terrace, en suite bathroom with hot shower, cable TV, fridge and complimentary water.

RESTAURANT

Dining at Baan Saranya is truly a great experience. Our restaurant is set in a charming and relaxed traditional array of a Thai house with pavilions with teak wood details decoration. Just sit and enjoy your drinks and food from a relaxed atmosphere on our garden terrace.

It is the place to meet with friends, other guests and our staff and guides. Here you will receive all the information you need about the resort and the national park. You will find here books & maps to highlight your next day excursion program as well as insights of places to be visited.

We are also happy to change our dishes upon request to satisfy the needs of guest and other special requests.

CONTACT

Contact persons for booking: Tip/Aey
e-mail at booking@baansaranya.com or baansaranya@hotmail.com
Office tel: (66)044-297-597
Mobile tel: (66)086-769-2523

BAAN SARANYA LODGE & RESTAURANT KHAO YAI
298 Moo 2 Pak Chong, Thanarad Road, km 13.5
Amphoe Muang Nakhon Ratchasima,Thailand 30130

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Getting to Pak Chong from Bangkok

 

Our resort map location in Khao Yai national park area.

The Khao yai- Phayanyen Unesco Forest Program, our location

The easiest way to visit Khao Yai park is to use Pak Chong as a transit point for your travel. It’s also the most popular with Thai residents for all the attractions around and the peaceful refreshing landscape.

By minivan: Direct minivans leaves to Pak Chong from Victory Monument minivan station
Direction of Victory minivan station: it is located under the expressway bridge crossing Phahon Yothin Rd., 100 meters north of the Victory square, cross the square by the footpath from BTS station up to Phohon Yothin road. Minivans leaves every 2 hours for about 180 Thb per seat.
BTS: Victory Monument

By bus: buses leaves every half hour or so from Mo-Chit north terminal in Bangkok (about 180 Thb). Pak Chong is on the way to Nakhon Ratchassima / Korat,  which is the main transit road to Isaan province, so you are sure to always catch a bus easily, just make sure the bus stop in Pak Chong. From Pak Chong, songthaew runs every half hour along Thanarad rd. up the park entrance.

http://mochit.com, in Thai, you can use Google translate for English speakers

By train: trains leaves Hualampong station 4 times a day but takes from 4 to 5 hours so it s probably not the best way to get there from Bangkok http://www.railway.co.th/

By road/ car from Bangkok center:
-Head north east towards Saraburi / Nakhon Ratchassima by taking the Phahon Yothin Rd., the expressway along The Dong Muang Airport in Bangkok
-Before Ayutthaya, head north east towards Saraburi.
From Eastern Bangkok and the Suvarnabhumi international airport, take the outer ring road up to Phatum Thani to catch the Mittraphap Road leading to Saraburi.
-Just before Saraburi, continue the Mittraphap Expressway leading to Nakhon Ratchassima up to Pak Chong, about 45 km from Saraburi.
– From Pak Chong, The national park is at the end of Thanarad rd., south of Pak Chong town. The park entrance is  about 20 km from the expressway exit, park headquarters are located about 10 km south from the park entrance.

FROM KORAT/ NAKHON RATCHASSIMA

By bus: Buses runs every half hour from Korat bus station towards Bangkok and stop in Pak Chong.

GETTING AROUND IN KHAO YAI

Songthaew runs permanently along Thanarad rd. up the park entrance.
A good option is to rent a motorbike to be able to visit the area at your own pace, bicycle are also available for rent, be aware that once you pass the park gate the park road is mountainous up to the park headquarter. Mountain bike are allowed in the park. Outside the park, there is plenty of nice bicycle Roads threw vineyards and the country. Check futures posts about that.

BAAN SARANYA LODGE LOCATION- WHERE WE ARE.

Resort map in Khao Yai, Pakchong

Our resort map in Khao Yai, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchassima

By car: The resort is along Thanarad Road at km 13.5. On your right when heading to park, pass St Stephen’s school, Wood Park houses, it s just here,  opposite Krua Khao Yai, the most famous restaurant in the area.

GPS coordonate:14°33’42.40″N; 101°24’21.59″E

Distances
Bangkok – Baan Saranya Lodge 152 km – 2 hours by car approx.
Pak Chong /bus station/ train station – resort -20 km, 20 min by car

Transfer service Pakchong
Free pick up service from Pak Chong Bus station is available by advance booking.

Transfer service Bangkok
Private transfer service from Bangkok to Baan Saranya Khao Yai Lodge is available by advance booking.
Pick-up time at 9.00 am from your hotel in Bangkok
3500 Thb./1 way trip minivan (for up to 8 persons)

Week end flea market in Khao Yai

Shop more in Khao Yai, a small week-end flea market is organized every Saturday next to Palio Khao Yai. The flea market offers a wide range of products.

Parking lot is available at Palio. Opening time: 10-00 to 20-00.

Shopping in Khao Yai

Palio

Palio Khao Yai

Outlet village Khao Yai
Outlet shopping mall for various locales and licensee international fashion brands, past seasons at discount prices. the Outlet is located on Mittraphap Rd., it host as well a Starbuck coffee and various restaurants, open daily from 10.00 to 20.00.

Fly now outlet store
Located as well on Mittraphap rd., the Fly Now outlet offers all year discount on this Thai fashion brand. Open daily from 10.00 to 20.00

Palio
The latest popular addition to the area, the Palio walking street mall offers a range of 100 stores in an “italian street” setting, offering all kind of products, fashion, beauty, decoration, design, restaurants, bakeries. Palio is located on Thanarad road in Mu-Si, next to the Juldis Hotel. Open Daily from 10.00 to 20.00

Agro-tourism at Farm Chock Chai

Farm Chockchai tours in khao yai

Farm Chockchai eco-tours

Farm Chockchai
Today, Farm Chokchai runs a substantial dairy farm with over 3,000 head of dairy cattle, a breed bred exclusively by Chokchai Farm. The species is Chokchai Friesian which was developed by crossbreeding Holstein Friesian (about 93%) and a native Thai species (7%). Originally, Farm Chokchai was solely an agriculture venture in a country deeply rooted in farming. Farm Chokchai continues to evolve from a well-established agriculture business into a dynamic company that now includes a vibrant customer-centered service division. Today the farm Chochai setting along Mittraphap Rd. have developped into a full attraction park dedicated to agro-tourism and Thai awareness about farming.

chockchai farm in khao yai

Learn milking at Chokchai farm

Besides the restaurants and ice cream parlors, you will found there plenty of attractions with their agro-tour: get the real feel of the farm life by seeing and learning through experiences such as milking cow, making fresh milk ice cream, seeing cowboy live shows, dogs rounding up sheep, dogs showing their skills, visiting a nursery, an ATV short track, farm visits and more…

Web: Farm Chockchai

Pak Chong markets

Pak Chong morning and evening markets

Pak Chong market

Pak Chong morning market
Pak Chong ‘s morning market is in the heart of the Pak Chong town.
Pak chong Market is a ‘fresh’ market, raw meat, seafood, vegetables are offered there at low prices. It s a good shot for a tourist who wish to see a traditional Thai market in upcountry. Everyday from 6 a.m

Pak Chong night market
Every night you will have unique opportunity to test local delicacies at the night market. Lots of vendors and their carts offering delicious snacks, barbecue on the go, gorgeous desserts and all kind of meals to eatand samples. Pak Chong was originally a market town and it worth a visit to experience all kind of great food.
Every evening in the town center

Khao Yai gallery

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