I've a couple of mates in town (CNX) at the mo so yesterday we decided to jump in the truck and head out to Mae Ngat Dam for the afternoon. On arrival there was one of those mini gates on wheels type barriers and a Thai guy standing there who pointed us in the direction of the hut. I've been to Mae Ngat a few times before but this was the first time I'd experienced this. Anyway, with my very limited Thai and his broken English, it was established that we had to pay 400THB EACH to enter the park, plus 50THB for the truck! The guy asked where we were from and I said I lived here but my mates were visiting. I showed him my Thai drivers licence and got the Thai price of 20THB for myself. After some haggling, we agreed on 200THB for my friends which is the same as the "old" N.P entry fee. This is the second time this has happened as a week or so back whilst on Silverhawk's new 1252 loop, there was a 400THB sign at the entrance to Jaeson N.P but Dave managed to get the fee waived as he said we were passing through on our way to CNX. It's worth bearing in mind and whilst I haven't verified it, it's probable that this price hike is a national thing but can possibly be circumvented if you can prove you live in Thai as i did with my driving licence. I'd suggest to carry either a DL if you have one, or maybe a copy of your house/condo rental agreement to prove that you live here and hopefully get the Thai price on entering N.Ps. Cheers, Pikey. "No matter how hard you try, you CAN'T polish a turd!"