This weekend is the first time I go on trekking lol 🙂 for real! I did some small hiking in Buffalo and see the Eternal flame but that’s about it. I never really get into hiking even when I was young. It’s great because the management in our apartment here in Ascott have these activities set up every three months for the long term guests. In my opinion, this is a great program for the residents and other staff to get to know their long term guests. We got a chance to get to know the other residents and everybody had a lot of fun on that day! John and I have done four or five activities with the other residents since we have lived here since 2011. To be honest, this one for me is the most tiring activity 🙂 because I have never really done anything like this before. I had a lot of fun and I got the chance to catch up with my new friend from the UK who has lived here in Ascott for 2 or 3 months with her husband. The Ascott staff always take care of us really well and make sure everyone is safe and has fun.
In order for you to get to the waterfall, you have to go down the steep stairs. Once you get through all the steps, it’s all worth it! The waterfall is so beautiful! Our first hike took us probably 45 minutes from the main entrance and then we rest for a bit to catch our breath :-). After 25 minutes of resting we hiked again at the top to see the full view of the waterfall and it was amazing! We didn’t see any elephants or wild pigs but we hear a lot of birds :-). After that hike we went to get lunch at the nearby place; it’s like a cafeteria with an open space and nice breeze. Food was simple but good and most of the dishes were local Thai food. After lunch we did another hike but I didn’t go on this one because my feet hurt. The shoes that I wear on that day are not good for hiking so that right there is a lesson for me! 🙂 If you guys are planning to hike make sure you wear the most comfortable shoes that you have. 🙂
After Khao Yai National Park we went to go see the elephants. We ride the elephant and I got a chance to maneuver her head! It was scary because I didn’t feel stable and I was afraid that I might fallen. The name of this place is The Jungle House. Have you guys been here before? This place is nice, they have a lot of rabbits, roosters, a tree house and a small cafe! After the elephant riding we stoped by the Chokchai farm to get some souvenirs. I got some beef jerky and other kinds of meat. 🙂
What I noticed inside the Khao Yai National Park there was no public transportation so if you are planning to visit here you definitely need a car or some sort of transportation. I saw many groups of cyclists that were both Thai and foreigner (Farang in Thai) which is really cool. We saw a lot of monkeys on the side of the road as well. If you guys want to come here you definitely need a tour guide that can speak English and rent a car for your transportation.
Park: Open from 8 am – 5 pm.
Located in: Khao Yai National Park, Tambon Hin Tung, Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Nayok, Chang Wat Nakhon Nayok 26000.
Overall, the Ascott activity was great and full of fun! Thanks to all the staff who take care of us and especially to Khun May who always does a great job handling these kind of activities, to the new resident manager Khun Soros, and also Jackie for being our “tour guide”! 🙂
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