There are a number of activities on offer in Ban Don, an increasingly switched-on national park. Basic hiking is the most popular, though you’ll need a guide ($40 full-day; $20 half-day). One interesting variation is a night hike ($10; seven-person minimum); at certain times of year, shine a torch into the darkness and you’ll see the eyes of thousands and thousands of frogs staring back at you. During daylight hours, it’s also possible to take a short boat-ride along the Serepok ($20 per boat), or have an elephant trekking tour; the latter cannot be recommended due to the unfriendly metal cages plonked atop the beasts.

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