Khao Kho park cliff closed over ‘stupid’ tourist stunt

Tourists parked their car on the edge of a cliff for a stunt photo park rangers have deemed “dangerous” enough to close the site.

An act called out by netizens as alternately “risky” or “stupid” prompted national park officials yesterday to close access to the Hua Sing Cliff inside the Khao Kho National Park, a popular natural attraction in Phetchabun province.

Fearing copycats and potentially fatal accidents, Prasan Eaidsang, chief of Khao Kho National Park, ordered barriers installed at the cliff’s entry point along with warning signs “Danger! Steep Cliff” and “Do not enter without official approval.”

Those who trespass beyond the barrier will be prosecuted, Prasan said. 

They took action days after a photo spread online last week of the group of four parking their four-wheel-drive car near the cliff’s edge. A local travel page shared the image with a note reading, “Things that you should not do. It’s dangerous” which invited others to weigh in that the tourists were “risky” and “stupid.” Some said they were “begging for death.”

The visitors were unidentified. The travel page said the picture had been taken the day before on Tuesday. 

Photo: Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
Photo: Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
Photo: Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
Photo: Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation

Read more Coconuts Bangkok stories here.

Subscribe to The Coconuts Podcast for top trending news and pop culture from Southeast Asia and Hong Kong every Friday!



Reader Interactions

Leave A Reply


BECOME A COCO+ MEMBER

Support local news and join a community of like-minded
“Coconauts” across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

Join Now
Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on

MOST POPULAR