Butterfly-watching Festival

Have you ever dreamed of trekking through a relaxing jungle and being surrounded by a flight of butterflies?

Summer comes with blooming flowers and insects that swarm with pollen. From March to May, you can go butterfly-watching in Kaeng Krachan National Park and find yourself among over 200 various species of butterflies.

Kaeng Krachan National Park

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Kaeng Krachan National Park is one of the famous national parks in Thailand. The park is the largest national park located in Phetchaburi, which is 3-hour drive from Bangkok.

What makes this park interesting for tourists is its vast size and many species of wildlife and plants. Many people can visit this national park and camp for nights to get the most out of it.

Ban Krang Camp is a popular site in Kaeng Krachan National Park that’s well known for watching beautiful butterflies in summer. Here, you’ll see an abundance of butterflies swarming rocks, streams, and flowers.

Watch butterflies dance among the greenery in Ban Krang Camp

butterfly watching festivalImage credit: @sukrit_chomsawat via Instagram

Butterfly-watching festival is an activity in Ban Krang Camp in Kaeng Krachan National Park in which people participate in seeing and photographing over 200 species of butterflies.

butterfly watching festival
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During the summer months from March to May, it’s the good season to come and watch butterflies swarming amidst abundant greenery. The common species include Common Jay, The Common Bluebottle, Common Sailor, Black Rajah  and more.

The best time to see butterflies is between 10am and 3pm.

Admission fee starts from ฿60 (~USD1.65) per Thai person and ฿300 (~USD8.24) per foreigner.

How do I get to this butterfly-watching festival in Kaeng Krachan National Park?

This butterfly season is an occasion you can only enjoy during the summer. Not only you can enjoy watching butterflies but also enjoy other fun activities such as trekking, camping, and taking in a panoramic mountain view.

Driving from Bangkok to Kaeng Krachan National Park takes about three hours. You can take road no. 35 from Bangkok to Pak Tho District, Ratchaburi and then take road no. 4 to Tha Yang District in Phetchaburi. Afterwards, take road no. 3499 to Kaeng Krachan National Park.

If you wish to take a bus from Bangkok, you can board one at Mochi Bus Terminal. The bus will take you to Phetchaburi Bus Terminal, and then you can continue on a bus or a van at the terminal to Kaeng Krachan National Park.

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Cover image adapted from: @song_biar via Instagram and @sukrit_chomsawat via Instagram




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