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8/27/2007

-Haew Sai Waterfall ( น้ำตกเหวทราย )



Haew Sai Waterfall

The best time to visit Nam Nao’s Waterfall is in Winter and Rainny Season

Travelling Haew Sai Waterfall is about 500 meters for from each other,At the Km 67 marked on the route no.1 ( Lomsak-Chumphae). Get the car parks. Haew Sai Waterfall is about 1 km. The water, of the beautiful Sham Sai Creek. Fall down almost 20 meters over a larch rock formation where man can stand underneath . The Saithong Waterfall is 30 meter wide and 4 meter high and wonderfull.




Taad Phranba Waterfall is reach by the route no.2216 ( Baan Huay Sanamsal-Lomkao) at km 20 . It is 30 meters high. The water falls 2 sters from Choen River.

8/23/2007

-Phu Ruea National Park ( Loei ) ( ภูเรือ )


"We erect a tent and cooking here. The weather outside is so cold but we are so happy"



God bless you !




" We're very exciting when we're seeing the fresh natural."


" Please welcome everyone who love traveling and advanture come to visit "


Phu Ruea National Park

This National Park with an area of 75,525 square kilometers has a vast pine-covered plain 1,365 meters above sea level at its summit. Due to its high elevation and cool climate visitors are drawn to the Park all year round. However, during the cool season, visitors flock to the Park to experience wintry weather. Attractions in the Park include observation points, waterfalls, rock gardens, and caves. In particular there are Pha Lon Noi, which offers a spectacular sunrise and beautiful scenery, Pha Sub Thong, a very steep cliff, Namtok Huai Phai, a 30 meter-high waterfall, and Phu Ruea Summit, which provides a fine view of Huang and Khong Rivers. In addition, there are several resorts on the slopes of Phu Ruea, as well as Chateau de Loei Winery, a huge vineyard with modern wine-making facilities. The Park is located 60 kilometers west of Amphoe Muang on Highway No. 203.


How to get there

While Loei is easily accessible by road, one needs to use Udon Thani or Khon Kaen railway stations to reach Loei by train. A commercial airport is situated 6 kilometers from the town center.

As for river transportation, local residents use the Khong River to connect to Laos.

By Car

Route 1: From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 to Saraburi and Highway No. 21 via Phetchabun and continue the trip along Highway No. 203 via Lom Sak, Dan Sai and Phu Ruea to Loei. Total distance is 520 kilometers.
Route 2: From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 to Saraburi and Highway No. 2 via Nakhon Ratchasima to Khon Kaen, then continue driving along Highway No. 12 via Chum Phae before turning left into Highway No. 201 and proceed to Loei via Wang Saphung. Total distance is approximately 540 kilometres.

By Bus
Buses depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal) to Loei every day. There are VIP (24-seat) buses departing at 8.30 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. while air-conditioned and regular buses depart on a daily basis. Daily buses are also operated on the Bangkok-Dan Sai-Phu Ruea route. For more information call 0 2936 2852-66

By Train
Regular trains depart from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station (Tel. 1690, 02 223 7010-20) to Railway Station located in Udon Thani province. Then take a bus on route Udon Thani – Loei to the provincial city (Loei). Call.1690, 0 2233 7010, or 0 2223 7020 for more up-to-date information, or contact Udon Thani Bus Terminal at 0 4222 2061. Alternatively, visit http://www.railway.co.th/ for more details on schedules and fares.

By Air
Visitors can fly from Bangkok to Phetchabun, Udon Thani or Khon Kaen and continue the trip to Loei by bus. For more information, call Thai Airways International at tel.: 1566, 0 2628 2000, 0 2280 0060.Air Andaman flies to Loei from Bangkok three times a week. For updated flight schedules, contact 042 81 2344.

Getting around the city

Tuk-tuk, which can be found at the bus station, can take you to any place in town for 5-10 bahts/person. Alternatively, a chartered tuk-tuk will cost approximately 40-50 baht/trip into town.

Getting to other provinces/Loei’s districts

Numerous air-conditioned and regular buses provide services from Loei to its neighboring provinces namely Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Nong Khai, Phetchabun, Phitsanulok and Nakhon Ratchasima Provinces. In addition, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai Provinces can also be traveled to from Loei. Other than these provinces, Pak Chom, Chiang Khan, Na Duang, Wang Saphung and Tha Li Districts can also be reached from Loei.

-Tham Yai Nam Nao Cave ( Phetchabun )

สมาชิกขอนแก่นลิ้งค์ลุย"ถ้ำใหญ่น้ำหนาว" สนุกมากครับ






" This cave is quite big and deep, we're only on the half way"




Tham Yai Nam Nao Cave

Location : At km.60, 3 km from the main road

Highlight: Beautiful scenery, forest complexion and cave on the 955 meter-high limestone mountain. The big cave is beautiful with stallatite and stalagmite. Amazingly, there is waterway out of the cave .And the cave is bats’habitat.

Phor Khum Pha Muang Bridge


Phor Khum Pha Muang Bridge
Travelling:

Take the route no.12 ( Phitsanulok-Lomsak-Chumphae).At Km 185 marked prior to reach the Nam Nao National Park, there is an amaze and beautiful highest bridge of Thailand , namely Phor Khum Pha Muang Bridge , which its 180 km length is stretched on the tall poles-the highest one is 50 meters. Viewing the bridge is available.Leaving the Pha Daeng Bridge until arriving the Km.50,turn right for 1.5 km to the park.

-Nam Nao National Park ( Petchabun )( น้ำหนาว )



Nam Nao National Park

Nam Nao National Park
Amphur Nam Nao Phetchabun Thailand 67260Tel. 0 5672 9002 Fax 0 1888 4107
E-mail reserve@dnp.go.th

The Nam Nao National Park is an immense tract of forest still in perfect condition. With pineries, grasslands and virgin jungles, it is habitat to large number of animals and more than 100 species of birds. During December-January, the mercury could drop to as low as 2-5 degrees Celsius. The park headquarters is about 50 kilometres to the west of Lom Sak district on Highway No. 12. Points of interest are spread out. Attractions reached by taking Highway No. 12 (Lom Sak-Chum Phae) include:-

Nam Nao National Park is very attractive place for sightseeing having beautiful mountains which are the sources of many important rivers such as Pa-Sak,Nam Phong and Loei rivers. The Department of Forestry announced this park to be the National Reservation Forest Area in B.E. 2507(1954) and later to be the National Park on May 4, B.E. 2515(1972) The area has cold weather and there are many wild animals such as bison, elephant, deer, wild dong, tiger, rabbit, jungle fowl, phesant and many pretty birds. There are many beautiful waterfalls and caves such as Husi Pla-Lad Cave or Morakot Cave, Pha-Hong Cave, Nam Nao Cave, Huai Sai Waterfall, Sai-Thong Waterfall, Pran Nok Waterfall etc


Nam Nao A tale of large forest. ( Thanaboon J.)

Nam Nao Upon a high mountain where forest and reservoir are abundant, Nam Nao is a natinonal park binding the Northem region with the Eastern region.No wonder how nice it is.At the end of Winter till the start of Summer, or every Feb to Mar, the color-changing forest is khown the most beautiful. ( Thanaboon J. )

One of the top-ten popular national park of Thailand the charm of Nam Nao is its cool weather. Hence saying that no showering at Nam Nao.

Wildlife , an exciting of the treking trip


'We erect a tent and cooking here. The weather outside is so cold but we are so happy"


Camping area near the tourist center. eateries and lavatories. Tent for rent is avaiable at the office. There are 10 bangalows nearby.


Geography of Nam Nao

The pristine nature of Nam Nao is diversified. Either pinery , sceneric viewpoint , sunrise viewpoint. foggy ocean in the valley , waterfall , treking or bird watching is available here. Therefore, no wonder it is visitted as usual.

Being the fifth National Park of Thailand announced in the year 1972, the area of 966 sq.km. or 603750 rai of Nam Nao covers several districts of Petchabun,including Muang,Lom Kao,Lom Sak, and Klong San District of Chaiyaphum Province, or It is a link between the Northern and Eastern region

The Chanai'Nam Nao Forest

Nam Nao pinery is reputed for its as beauty as those on Phu Kradoeng. There are both two-leaf type and three-leaf type of about 800 meter high from the sea level.

Furthermore. Nam Nao is fulled of various kind of forest including the red forest , the light forest, the thick forest and economical plants.

Aside from the wide beautiful pinery, color changing forest of Nam Nao is reputed as well. This event start by the end of Winter till the start of Summer, when the green leaves of Deciduous dipterocarp forest turn red before falling. presenting a nice look onto the scenery.

Bird Watching.

This is not occur with because its strip – shaped leaves help water saving.
The varity is sort of forest enhance bird habitat.With avery convenient visit,
Nam Nao is,thus, a meeting place for bird – watching lovers. The site is habitat of various kind of animal as well.
In light forest, field and thick forest food and water is available all years,thus it is a good habitat for various kind of animals.

Nature trip in Nam Nao National Park

Tourist Center.

Location : At Nam Nao National Park’s headoffice. 50 km from the entrance.

Highlight : Library , conference room , exhibition room and interesting information of places plants animals.

There is a slide show,at 7.00 pm every night ,about animals and the park.
The ground in front of the center is a good sport for an explonation of the sky.

Travelling : Take the route no.12 ( Phitsanulok-Lomsak-Chumphar ) . At Km 185 marked prior to the Nam Nao National Park, there is an amaze and beautiful highest bridge of Thailand.namely Phor Khum Pha Muang Bridge, which its 180 km length is stretched on the tall poles-the highest one is 50 meters.Viewing the bridge is available.
Leaving the Pha Daeng Bridge until arriving the Km 50 turn right for 1.5 km to the park.

Hiking trails on Nam Nao National Park
1) Tourist center-Dong Mafai-Tung Nanol 2.5 km
2) Tourist – Sceneric –viewpoint –Tung Nanoi 4 km
3) Huay Takhroe, 1.1 km
4) Tourist-Sunrise sceneric viewpoint , 2.7 km

Route 1
Center point-Dongmafai-Tung Nanoi(ศูนย์บริการนักท่องเที่ยว-ดงมะไฟ-ทุ่งนาน้อย)
Distance : 2.5 km

The route: Trek throught thick forest cross the brook.

Highlight: From the tourist center,cross Huary Chanahingyamasua and trek up along the brook then another brook namely Huay Yakhroe. The surrounding is thick forest.Luckily with enough quiet, trekkers may see (ไก่ฟ้าหลังขาว) Too.out of the thick forest.there are Dry dipterocarp forest and pinery until the end at a wide field, called Tung Nanoi

Route 2
Center point-View Point-Tung Nanoi

Distance: 4.8 km

The route in brief: Treking through a thick forest , up and down the hill and cross water ways.

Highlight : Being on the first trail but turn to the sceneric viepoint, find the sign of Lan Hin Tak, then Huay Namchoen . The trail is not hard. There are stange plants and plenty of low-leveled plants.
Out of the thick forest is bamboo forest where is elephants’habitat .At the sceneric viewpoint there is a big Sai which its fruit is a birds’ favorite.

Route 3
Hua Ya Khroe
Distance: 1.1 kmHighlight : Start from the rear of the tourist center, then get over the bridge to the thick forest which is fulled of (เถาวัลย์) There is a ค่างแว่น . watch point.Normally ค่างแว่น come out to the sun in the morning.
Then, continue to forest and bamboo forest. Hereby, there is an interesting big Prong.

Route 4
Center point-Sun Rise point
Distance : 2.7 km
The trail in brief : Thich forest , not high slope.
Highlight : From the tourist center to Huay Ya Khroe, the leads hikers th Wild fowl habitat, big Sai of hundreds years of age, elephants’ route , the sence f difference between Thick forest and Dry dipterocarp forest
Finally , hiking up for some 600 meters to the Sunrise viewpoint.
Tip : Do backward trip by dribing up to view the sunrise , the walk down back to the center for breakfast.

How to go?

By Car

To get to Nam Nao from Khon Kaen follow highway 12 for 145 km. to the km. 50 point and then turn right and follow the road for 2km. to the Park entrance. From Lom Sak follow Highway 12 for 55 km. to km. 50 point and then turn left and follow the road for a further 2km. to the park.

Phu Wiang National Park ( Khon Kaen )



Phu Wiang National ParkThis national park always reminds tourists about dinosaurs. Indeed, nobody had formerly ever though the Isan plateau was once home of dinosaurs. Until 1976 when a uranium survey team discovered a piece of fossil, which was examined by French specialists and declared that it was a left knee bone of a dinosaur. After that, serious execration has never ended until now.




On the hill Pratu Ti Ma, which was the first site, geologists have found fossils of a dinosaur, 15 metres high with a long neck and tail. This is a kind of plant-eating dinosaur never found else where before, so it was named Phuwiangosaurus Sirindhornae to honour H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. In this site, over ten teeth of a meat-eating dinosaur have also been found. So geologists and scientists presumed that the long-necked dinosaur was prey for these teeths owner. Among these teeths, one is different. After a study, scientist found that it belonged to a new species of dinosaur never found before. So it was named Siamosaurus Suteethorni after the discoverer, Mr. Warawuth Suteethorn.




All the three sites are not far from the headquarters, and tourists can also visit the second and third sites nearby.




Fossils of Siamotyrannus Isanensis found here are the oldest ones, dating back 120-130 million years. This indicates that tyrannosaurus originated in Asia. These fossils are now displayed in the museum of the Department of Mineral Resources.




At the 8th site, there are 68 footprints of dinosaurs, dating back 140 million years ago. Most of them belong to the world's smallest species of meat-eating dinosaur, which walked on two legs. Among such footprints, there is one bigger footprint, assumed to belong to Carnosaurus.




These sites are 19 kilometres from the headquarters. It takes an hour to get there by car and four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. In many sites, geologists found fossils of dinosaur babies, small crocodiles and mussels dating back to 150 million years ago. Besides fossils of dinosaurs, there are also traces of ancient civilizations in this area including a high relief of the reclining Buddha on the cliff, at the crest of Phu Wiang Mountain. The Buddha image was carved in the 9th century, mirroring an influence from Indian art. Nearby is Tham Famue Daeng, Dang, or Red Palm Cave, at Ban Hin Rong. The cave wall houses prehistoric paintings of cavemen's hands from sprays of red ochre. Natural attractions in the park include waterfalls and field of wild flowers. Namtok Thap phaya Suea is a small waterfall near to Tham Famue Daeang. Namtok Tat Fa is a 15-metre high waterfall that can be accessed by car. The waterfall is 18 kilometres from Amphoe Phu Wiang. Some 5 kilometres from Namtok Tat Fa is Namtok Tat Klang which is a 8-metre high waterfall. Savanna and rock plateaus are always blanketed with wild flowers in full bloom by the end of the rainy season.




Phu Wiang National Park acquires a total area of 380 square kilometres in Amphoe Si Chomphu and Amphoe Chum Phae.




How to get there: from downtown Khon Kaen, visitors can get there via Highway 12 and connect to Highway 2038, bound for Amphoe Phu Wiang. From Amphoe Phu Wiang, talk the Phu Wiang-Ban Muaeng Mai Road, passing the national park unit, Pak Chong Phu Wiang at kilometre 23. Turn left at kilometre 30 at Ban Pho Reservoir and the national parks headquarters is 8 kilometres away. The headquarters features an exhibition about the dinosaurs and fossils found in the area. For group tourists requiring a guide, contact the headquarters in advance at Tel. 0 4324 9052.


8/20/2007

Phu Kradueng National Park ( Loei )








Phu Kradueng National Park

This is the ultimate destination for many Thai trekkers. The goal is to hike up to the summit and conquer the distance of 1,325 meters above sea level. At the top of Phu Kradueng is a wide plain of about 60 square kilometers. There is a cold-climate pine forest and a grass field full of wild flowers and orchids that bloom in different seasons. In addition, there are several lovely waterfalls and an observation point that is provides spectacular views during sunrise and sunset.



To get there,


take Bangkok-Loei bus and get off at Pha Nok Khao, the boundary between Khon Kaen and Loei. From there, take a mini-bus to the park office at the foot of the mountain and walk up Phu Kradueng for 6 kilometers. The park is open during October to May and closed during the rainy season to rejuvenate the flora and fauna. Park attractions include: Pha Nok Aen, the cliff that offers a breathtaking view of the crimson sunrise, Pha Lom Sak, a sandstone ledge jutting into space providing a fine view of the hills and valleys and Pha Yiap Mek, where cottony clouds suggest a misty world of shadow figures.
The park is open to visitors from 7.00 a.m. until 2.00 p.m. daily and is closed for forest regeneration during 1 June – 30 September every year.



Facilities & accommodations:
Phu Kradueng National Park provides accommodations and has stores selling food and drinks. Call the Park at 042 871333 or 02 561 4292 – 4 (Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants in Bangkok) for more information and reservations.

8/19/2007

Phu suan Sai ( Na Haeo ) National Park ( Loei )





Top Camping Point in Northeast of Thailand


Phusuan Sai (Na Haeo) National Park
The park is located at Ban Saeng Pha. With excellent natural reserves, mountains, streams and waterfalls, the park is an ideal place for light adventure activities and trekking. Facilities provided by the Ha Haeo National Park include accommodations, food, guides and provision bearers.
For more information, contact the park at 042 819340 or 02 561 4292-4, 02 561 2919, 21.
To get there from the city, take Highway No, 203 passing Amphoe Dan Sai, turn right onto Highway No. 2113 at kilometer 82 marker and proceed for another 50 kilometers to the park’s office.



General Information

The park possesses the most pristine forest cover in Loei Province. A number river of catchment area important in this dry corner of Northeast Thailand, start here. It is also enriched by several local cultures of the people who live adjacent to the park boundary. The park was established on 2 April 1991 to honour the anniversary of the 36th burthday of Her Royal Highness Pricess Sirindhorn. The park's other attractive points are Tard Huong Fall, Phu Teen Suei Sai scenic spot, Rocky Entrance at Phu Teen Suei Sai spot, and Nam Pah Fall.


Topography

It is a highland mountain, and very steep between 2%-50%. On the west is a very big forest as well as very steep also, however it is not on the east. It is 600-1,408 meters high above the sea level.


Climate

It is cool a whole year because the forest is very well reserved. Besides, it is much cold in the winter.

Flora and Fauna

There are many plants and wild lives such as antelopes, deer, palm civet, boar, bear, tiger, hyenas, bison, flying squirrel, squirrel, as well as porcupines which villagers call it “Dtoa-Horn”. They are living in the hole but they don’t dig it by themselves as normal porcupines. There are also many kinds of birds such as hawk, warblers, barbet, black bird, wild fowl, magpie, and there is “Nok Kong Kod” which there are more than one spur and looks like peacock. There also are reptiles such as turtle, chameleon, ground lizards, skinks, monitors, snakes, daces, serpent-head fish, carps, eel, and scorpion fish.