Day 4 – Khura Buri to Laem Son National Park – 100km


There was a buffet breakfast waiting for me that morning, so I took full advantage of this and pigged out big time. With a full belly, I set out to my next destination Laen Son National Park, this was another Lonely Planet recommendation and the book specifically suggested the Wasana Resort.

As I drew closer to Laem Son National Park I realized that my solid night of rest had made the world of difference. Despite having stopped a few times for water and energy drinks, I was maintaining a solid 22,5km / hr average speed (this included times for stops) with ease. The turn of for the national park had a small sign for Wasana Resort, indicating that the resort catered for touring cyclists.

I eventually arrived at Wasana Resort about 10km off Highway 4. The resort was owned and run by a Dutch guy and his Thai wife, the rooms were fairly basic, but clean and comfortable. As mentioned the resort was frequently visited by people doing cycle tours. The Dutch owner helped me with information that I could use to decide my next destinations, he was very helpful indeed.

I went down to Hat Bang Ben beach one which was near by to the national park. As I arrived at the entry point for the beach I noticed almost no other people around, not even locals. Once I walked down to the beach I was saw hope beautiful and deserted the beach was. I didn’t see anyone else except for the Czech couple that were staying at the resort.

I continued walking down the beach until I couldnt see them anymore. I found a spot amongst the pine trees lining the desserted beach to put my hammock up, I hung around doing some blogging for about an hour. It was extremely relaxing being on my own, in a forest, with the sound of waves breaking not to far from me.

After a relaxing hammock session I decided to strip down and go for a swim. Nobody else on the beach, so I figured it was appropriate. I floated in the water for longer than I would usually, it was blissful being the only person around and not having to concern my spell about masses of other tourists.

After the beach I returned to my bungalow and spoke to the owner about staying an extra night, he suggested that my self and the Czech couple go on a boat trip to local desserted islands. It was a no brainer, I had not encountered such a beautiful place all holiday, so I decided to stay another night,

That evening I ordered a yellow curry, some Chang beers and sat chatting to the Dutch owner at Wasana Resort, interesting to hear his point of view on what he thought of Thailand having lived there for over 20 years. What an incredible day, early to bed.

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