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Tambon khao Kho, Amphoe Khao Kho, Phetchabun
Located on the steep KhaoYa Mountain, PhraTamnakKhaoKho was built as a palace for the King on the occasion of His Royal Highness’s visit to royal initiative projects as well as residents of the area. The concrete building has 15 rooms overall, built in a semi-circle shape, a unique feature that makes it stand apart from other royal abodes. However, visitors must ask officials for permission prior to any visit to the palace surroundings.
To get there from KhaoKho, take Highway 2196 and go past Km. 29 for 4 kilometers before turning left into the palace. As the road is steep, please take special precautions: vehicles should be in good condition and have high-powered engines.
Visitors can also rent a Song Thaeo (or open-air cab) at the entrance to KhaoKho in the Camp Son area. At Km. 100, there is a minibus service runs from 8.00 am-5.00 pm. Otherwise, a Song Thaeo can be rented at the Municipal Market in MueangPhetchabun.
Operating hours are 8.00 am-5.00 pm daily.
Take Highway 2196 until reaching Km. 29, continue for 4 kilometres and turn left to the palace. The route is quite steep, vehicles should be in good condition and possess high engine power. From Phetchabun to Khao Kho, take Highway No. 21, Phetchabun – Lom Sak to the Na Ngua T-junction, a distance of 13 kilometres. Turn left along Highway 2258 for another 30 kilometres. Otherwise, take Highway No. 12, Phitsanulok – Lom Sak to Km. 100. At Ban Camp Son, turn left into Khao Kho along Highway 2196 for 33 kilometres. The transport to Khao Kho should not be a coach because there are many curves along the route. The roads are quite narrow and steep. A pick-up or a van in good condition is more appropriate.
Tourists who travel by bus can rent a Song Thaeo at the entrance to Khao Kho in the Camp Son area. At Km. 100, there is a minibus provided from 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Otherwise, a Song Thaeo can be rented at the Municipal Market in Mueang Phetchabun.