07.00 - 18.00Contact Details
Amphoe Yang Talat, Kalasin
0 2562 0760.
Lam Pao Wildlife Conservation Development and Promotion Station, also known as Suan Sa-On, is located near Lam Pao Dam with a total area of 560 acres. Here, the lush deciduous dipterocarp forest grows dense and verdant. Inside is an open zoo in which there are indigenous wild animals, including 130 rare Bantengs, gibbons, monkeys, various kinds of domestic and migratory birds, along with nature trails.
To get there, take Highway No. 209 (Kalasin – Maha Sarakham) for 10 kilometers, then turn right and drive for 26 kilometers to reach Lam Pao Dam. From the dam, continue further along the crest for approximately 4 kilometers. Otherwise, take the Kalasin – Sahatsakhan route (Highway No. 227) for 19 kilometers, then turn left and drive for 5 kilometers to reach Suan Sa-on.
Suan Sa-on is open daily from 7.00 am-6.00 pm and admission is free. Visitors who would like to stay overnight or camp at the station must obtain permission in advance by sending a letter to the Lam Pao Wildlife Conservation Development and Promotion Station at P.O. Box 120, Amphoe Mueang, Kalasin 46000. Alternatively, contact the Director of the Wildlife Conservation Office, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, or call 0 2562 0760.