This site is all about camping in Thailand. It is a personal view of camping trips in Thailand over the last 20 years. Some of the information is slightly out of date; the mountains and rivers have not moved too much though there are unfortunately a lot fewer trees in some places. We will try to keep things up to date and hopefully people will contribute their latest trip reports to update us. We will link to websites we have found useful over time.
Thailand is a great place to camp, from jungles to upland forest, there are loads of beautiful campsites around the kingdom. Possibly camping in thailand has never gained the popularity it deserves because there is such a range of affordable accommodation available around the country. For my family, the decision to camp has never really been about money, more the freedom to be in a wild place, and choose exactly where we want to stay that night, how we want to see the sunset, and the sunrise. Having said that, it is wonderful to have a perfect campsite, with a perfect view, barbecue on our doorstep, for the price of a half-decent meal in a restaurant.
Luckily, most people don’t know about the natural attractions, so you can still find occasions when you have the place to yourself! We are geared to people who have private transport, though most locations theoretically can be accessed by public transport, and hired songthaews.
We started this website to share our best trips, and hopefully, hear about your camping trips. We will try to give you a flavour of the places we like best!
Here are some useful links which give good detail about camping in some of Thailand’s national parks
http://www.trekthailand.net/index.html my favourite source of information.