When you are looking to explore the Kanchanaburi Province, visiting some of the area’s off-the-beaten-path locations is what makes the region so much fun.
The remote villages of Pilok and the stunning Vajiralongkorn Dam offer an interesting option for travelers looking to explore. Pilok is a sub-district in Thong Pha Phum, which is located in the Kanchanaburi Province, surrounded by the stunning jungle terrain of Thong Pha Phum National Park.
We must say, you'll see something different exploring Pilok Villages on your next visit to Kanchanaburi.
Pilok Village is surrounded by the Thong Pha Phum National Park which offers some of the best views and is a dream site for hikers. This place offers peace and tranquility to its visitors due to its remote location.
Halfway, you will reach a beautiful vantage point where you can relax.
The Myanmar Border Patrol and Station are right at the Nern Sao Thong Viewpoint.
We must definitely say! It's a must-see place if you are in this area. So, take the time and enjoy the stunning view over the mountain range in Myanmar.
The main village in the Pilok region is Ban-I-Tong (aka Baan E-Tong), which is a very remote village that sits directly on the border of Thailand and Myanmar. The national park makes up the vast majority of the sub-district and is a real spectacle for nature lovers.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Pilok Village is that it was a thriving tin and tungsten-mining region back in the 1940s. But when the tin markets crashed in the mid-1980s, mining ceased in the area. The once-bustling village became a bit desolate.
In recent years, the village has enjoyed a boom somewhat with the arrival of Western tourists looking to explore off-the-map places.
Ban-I-Tong is one of the most popular villages in Pilok due to the rolling fog that sometimes cloaks the area. Along with the now-defunct Pilok mines, it's still open to tourists. If you want to enjoy some jaw-dropping elevated views overlooking the village and the Andaman Sea 50km in the distance, the Neon Chang Suek hill is over 1,000 meters above sea level.
If you are looking to visit somewhere truly remote in Kanchanaburi, Pilok Village and its surrounding areas are very intriguing.
Pilok Village has an area of 725 sq km out of which 95% is natural forest.
One of the most beautiful views over Thailand and Myanmar, you get at Noen Chang Suek Viewpoint.
The road is in bad condition and it takes time to go up. However, the stunning view is worth it.
Did You Know?
Pilok Village was once a bustling mining town where thousands of people worked in tin and tungsten mines until 1985 when the market crashed and the mines were abandoned. It had its own airfield and two cinemas for the townspeople.
Pilok Village in Kanchanaburi is the subdistrict of Thong Pha Phum district. Until 1985, it was a mining town where thousands of mineworkers lived. It is surrounded by Thong Pha Phum National Park and is becoming popular among tourists due to its remote and scenic location.
Pilok Village, Pilok, Thong Pha Phum District, Kanchanaburi 71180
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