Address: Kaeng Krachan Circuit, Wangchan, Kaeng Krachan, Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi 76170, Thailand
PH: +66 86 333 6666
Circuit type: Permanent road course
Something of a hidden gem and the longest permanent racing circuit in Thailand, Kaeng Krachan Circuit opened in 2010 to cater for the burgeoning interest in motorsport in the country, Elongated and twisty, it features numerous elevation changes as it winds its way through a valley, which also has the benefit of affording good spectator views of the entire facility.
The circuit was the brainchild of racers Somchai Srijirarat and Ekprawat Petcharak who wanted a new venue to support a wide range of racing activity. Late in 2009, they chose a parcel of land in Kaeng Krachan district, around two hours drive from Bangkok, and began work. Petcharak conducted a survey of the land and a layout was quickly formulated to make best use of the available contours. Construction work was rapid, with the entire facility ready for action in just 10 months.
Divided into three layouts - the full-length track of 2.9 km long; a medium-length 2.39 km version and a short 1 km variant - the circuit is a tricky challenge to master, with a wide variety of corner types and technical sections.
Today Kaeng Krachan Circuit hosts several kinds of racing events: national level, club level, auto and motorcycle racing schools, trackdays and other activities such as product launches, movie and advertisement filming.
Kaeng Krachan Circuit is located at Kaeng Krachan in Phetchaburi Province, Thailand. The nearest airport is Bangkok International, which is around three hour's drive from the circuit.
By car from central Bangkok, head out on Highway 35 towards Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkhram. Continue along the complete length of Highway 35 and then feed left onto Highway 4, towards Phetchaburi. Continue south on Highway 4 for around 20km until you reach the junction for Route 3349, signposted for Kaeng Krachan. Take the left filter lane and the flyover onto Route 3349. From here, continue for around 16km and then take the feeder lane left onto Route 6026 - signposted for Nong Ya Plong Hot Spring.
Continue until you come to the main road junction and turn left onto Route 3501 and head south towards Kaeng Krachen. After 21km you will come to a roundabout. Take the third exit onto Route 3499, signposted for Kaeng Krachen. After another 50km, turn right onto Route 4009 (this is a few metres before reaching Kaeng Krachen Hospital). After another 2.5 km, you will see the circuit entrance on the right.