I seriously believe that one thing a person can regret upon lying in their death bed are the things they didn’t do when they got the chance. It is hard to feel sorry for all that we have done, but it would feel worse thinking about all the things we could have done.
I don’t want remorse to linger around my head so my friends and I decided to conquer the mountains of Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park on our day 2 at Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.
It is not abstruse to the public that when Thailand started to open up national parks, a visitor needs to book a visit in advance through the QueQ app. We did so and arrived at the national park on time. It was also good that there were not much tourists so we only spent a minute at the booth to pay for the ticket (200THB for foreigners) before we started to climb. Note that people who wanted to visit the campsite on the other side of the mountain have an option to ride a boat that cost 400THB back and forth. Our group decided to take the harder route because where’s the fun if everything comes easy?
But then, perhaps we were wrong because the trek is hard when you have to do it under the scorching heat of the mid-day sun. A friend asked, “Again, why are we doing this?” We answered a laugh.
Upon finishing the first climb, the beautiful Laem Sala Beach Campsite will greet you with its stunning white sand beach. However, you’ll need to take another climb, probably the harder one, in order to reach the famous Phraya Nakhon Cave.
But seeing the magnificent Royal Pavillion inside the cave, it’s worth the hunger and thirst we felt along the way.
We spent for a couple of minutes taking photo before we headed back. Urgh! Another climb! But seafood at the Bang Pu Beach is to die for, so let’s go!
The day wouldn’t end without climbing Khao Daeng Viewpoint. I mean, we are already in it so might as well get it over with.
The trek up the viewpoint is fine since there are trees, but there are no stairs unlike the previous mountain. You need to be careful because the rocks are sharp and there are cactuses everywhere! But trust me, you’ll love what you’ll see.
I agree, so much cardio for today! However, as we climbed down, the feeling of fulfillment has paid off the efforts we exerted. In the end, the mountains-like fear we conquered is what matters.
Now, I genuinely hope that when a moment comes to your life, you can proudly say, “I did it all. With every broken bone, I swear I lived.”