5 Places to Visit in Saraburi, Muak Lek

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Published: March 18, 2020

When the city is so loud that you want to escape and find some quiet place to leave everything behind, Saraburi, a small cosy town around 100 km. from Bangkok, is worth to visit. As the whole town is surrounded by forest and mountains, there are lots of natural attractions. Especially in Muak Lek, a district in Saraburi where you will fall for the nature. If you have no idea where to start, here are 5 recommended places that you should bring your heart to.



Chet Sao Noi Waterfall National Park 

Chet Sao Noi waterfall picture

Chet Sao Noi Waterfall is a series of gentle seven falls with some pools you can swim in. The name “Chet Sao Noi” in Thai basically means “7 young girls” referring to the name of a village up to the north of the waterfall “Ban Sao Noi – house of young girls” combined with number of tiers the waterfall has. The height of each tier is around 4 meters, some areas are safe for swimming. This waterfall is well-known for locals but not much for foreigners, so most of the people going there are Thai. It’s just 1.5 hrs drive away from the north of Bangkok. 


With a spacious park and gorgeous streams, this is one of the best picnic/camping spots for a group of friends and families to spend a couple of wonderful hours. It’s not the most famous, the most beautiful, or the biggest waterfall in Thailand but it can give you unbelievable good vibes. Som Tum (papaya salad), Khao Neow (sticky rice), Kai Yang (grilled chicken), and a bottle of soda is a perfect combo set for you to eat beside the streams. Plenty of stalls are in the parking lots, don’t forget to try! 

Chet Sao Noi Waterfall picture

Address: Moo 9, Ban Kaeng Lu Rd., Muak Lek, Muak Lek, Saraburi 18180 Thailand click here to see the map 

How to get there: Saraburi is well-connected by buses, vans and trains to Bangkok. The park is approximately 50 km from the main provincial town of Saraburi. 

  • Bus – local orange buses operated 7 am until 6 pm from the bus terminal in Saraburi to Muak Lek town before continuing directly to the national park. For returning, the buses depart from Chet Sao Noi from 5 am until 4 pm. The route takes around 1.5 hrs. You can check out the location of bus station in Saraburi by opening the map and zoom in to Saraburi city marked with a bus icon. 
  • Train – trains from Bangkok to Muak Lek operated throughout the day, then you take a songtaew (red pick up truck taxi) heading to the park   

Tel: 036-344-416 

Opening Hours: daily from 8 am – 5 pm 

Fees 

  • Entrance;100THB for adults and 50THB for children, 30THB for cars (foreigners) / 20THB for adults and 10THB for children, 30THB for cars (Thais) 
  • Camping; tents available for rent with sleeping accessories included, 350THB for small tents (2 people) or 1,000THB for up to 7-8 people tents. 

Saithong Farm 

Saithong Farm picture

Saithong Farm, a shady organic mulberry farm that has lovely owners “Pa Noi – Aunty Noi” and her son, P Natee (pi means older brother/sister).  With a dream to become a cowgirl inspired by cowboy movies 30 years ago,  Pa Noi decided to buy land to do the farm starting from 2 mulberry trees bought from Chiang Mai. This farm has been getting bigger and bigger now there are more than 600 mulberry trees in the area of 5 rais. Currently, Saithong Farm has become a new agro-tourism destination in Saraburi. You can walk around, ask for information and even pick fresh mulberry yourself! The price is 40THB per box. 

Pa Noi picture

Apart from fresh mulberry, they also have processed foods that Pa Noi and P Natee make it themselves. Mulberry sauce, mulberry jam, and mulberry juice are available for sale. Just to look at them you feel healthy. They all have good taste especially the juice, it’s so refreshing! No worries about quality as they’re guaranteed by a GAP (Good Agriculture Practice) certificate. 

Crackers with Mulberry Jam and Mulberry sauce picture

Address: 77/1 Moo 9, Nong Yang Sua, Muak Lek District, Saraburi 18180 click here to see the map 

How to get there: from Mittraphap rd. turn left and take Highway No. 2224 heading to Highway No. 2273 and then follow Saithong Farm signposts   

Opening hours: daily 24/7 

Tell: 089-045-1558 (Pa Noi), 091-259-0699 (P Natee) 

Fees: free 


Phu Nawa Phan’s Farm 

Grapes at Saithong Farm picture

Another pretty agro-tourism destination is Phu Nawa Phan’s Farm. Anyone who loves grapes must shout out “wow!” for this place as you will be surrounded by thousands of grapes! In the area of more than 117 rais, you can learn viticulture and hydroponics. P Aod, a farmer who is taking care of the farm will host and educate you. Size of grapes will depend on the season and there are 3 types of grape in this farm; Black Opal, Loose Perlette and Cobie Brown. For those who love photography, this place is worth to visit as you will get tons of great photos for sure! Before leaving, don’t miss grape juice – it’s super rich! Grape jam and grape paste are quite good as well.      


Grapes at Saithong Farm picture

Address: 151 Moo 12, Nong Yang Sua, Muak Lek District, Saraburi 18180 click here to see the map 

Opening hours: daily 7 am – 5 pm 

Tell: 084-027-8319 or 087-603-0765 

Fees: free 


BigTae Garden 

Flowers at BigTae Garden picture

BigTae Garden is a source of numerous types of Chrysanthemums that are planted on an area of over 100 rais. Khun Tae, the owner, aims to export such flowers that bloom throughout the year and welcome everyone to see the beauty of his colorful garden. If you have your own vehicle, you are allowed to drive your car around the garden, so you don’t have to take a long walk to see the whole garden. Several Thai TV dramas have also used this garden to be one of the settings. Whenever you pick up a camera to capture those charming Chrysanthemums, they will capture your heart too. 

Flowers at BigTae Garden picture

Address: 172 Moo 5, Nong Yang Sua, Muak Lek District, Saraburi 18180 click here to see the map 

Opening Hours: daily 8 am – 5:30 pm 

Tell: 081-878-4569 

Fees: 20THB per person 


Wat Dao Khao Kaew Cave 

Cave picture

Dao Khao Kaew is a big cave – around 500 meters deep and 15 meters wide, that has been used for doing insight meditation. However, it’s opened for visitors. To explore the cave, you must climb the stairs from the foot of the hill to the mouth of the cave approximately 100 meters up. When the light shines on the cave ceiling, red, black and brown stars will be reflected. The beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations are on the ceiling and the walls. This cave is highly recommended for adventurers who like mysterious atmosphere! 

Pic: Inside the cave, it's getting darker and darker..

Address: สบ.4033 Muak Lek, Muak Lek District, Saraburi 30130 click here to see the map 

How to get there: This cave is at Phaya Klang Sub-district, 35 km. from Muak Lek District or 75 km. from Saraburi town. Take the same route as the road to Namtok Chet Sao Noi but go further for another 30 km. Take Highway No. 2224 and turn left onto the laterite road for 5 km. 

Opening Hours: daily 8 am – 5 pm 

Tell: 036-770-0967 

Fees: free 



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