"We erect a tent and cooking here. The weather outside is so cold but we are so happy"
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" We're very exciting when we're seeing the fresh natural."
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.