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Phu hin Rong Kla National Park

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Phu hin Rong Kla National Park

Phu hin Rong Kla National Park

The park has long been battle field that led to big loss of Thailand. The mountain range had been served as a stronghold for the communist during 1968-1972, before being defeated in 1982. The country’s 48’h national park was established in 1984. Today, Pint Hin Rong KIa National Park acquires total area of 307 square kilometres in Amphoe Dan Sai of Loei province and Amphoe Nakhon Thai of Phitsanulok province.

Phu hin Rong Kla National Park Geography

Rugged and steep mountain dominates most area. Phu Phaeng Ma, Phu Khithao, Phu Hin Rong Kia and Phu Lom Lo are major peaks. The Phu Man Khao is the highest, at 1,820 metres above sea level. These ranges slope down to the west, originating many streams.

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Phu hin Rong Kla National Park Climate

The park has temperate weather all the year round at temperature between 18-25 degrees Celsius. During winter, it is rather foggy and the temperature drops to 0-4 degrees. While the other places are too hot, it is quite comfortable in the park.

Phu hin Rong Kla National Park

Phu hin Rong Kla National Park

Phu hin Rong Kla National Park Flora and fauna

The park is dominated by three forest types including mix deciduous and deciduous dipterocarp forest in the dry area, hill evergreen forest on wet and high elevation and coniferous forest on the plateau. The deciduous dipterocarp forest has Shorea obtuse, S.siamensis, S.roxburghii, Dipterocarpus obtusifoJius and D.tubereulatus. After the end of battle, Tiger, Common Muntjak, Mouse Deer, Bear and different kinds of birds can be found ,

Phu hin Rong Kla National Park Attractions

The park features historical attractions which mirrors the communism era in this area namely.

• Political and military school. The school, comprising 31 small buildings, once were served at the venue to train and educate the communists. Situated amidst lush forest, the school is 6 kilometres from the park’s headquarters.

• Communist Headquarters Old Office buildings were served at the headquarters where the communists government runs their administrative functions.

• Village. There are villages, such as Dao Daeng and Dao Chai Village, mirror the lifestyle of communist during the civil war time. Each village comprises 40-50 houses, each of which is built on the ground with air raid shelter.

• Hospital. Located 2 kilometres from the communist headquarters, the hospital was well equipped , There were recuperated and medicine compound rooms with lots of medicine supplies.

• Turbines. Located opposite to Political and military school, the water-power turbines were used for pounding rice, feeding thousands of people. The park actually has many beautiful natural attractions

• Lan Hin Taek. The broken rock terrace is probably a result from earth splitting. The depths of these cracks, both narrow and wide, remain doubtful. The mysterious area is covered by moss, lichen, ferns and different orchids. The terrace is 300 metres from Thai Army Base.

• Lan Hin Pum. The field of rocky lumps in equal size is believed a result from physical and chemical erosion. The scenery rock terrace was served as rejuvenating area for the communist patients.

• Pha Chu Thong. After each victory against the government troop, the communist warrier always fly their flag of the towering cliff which offers magnificent view.

• Man Daeng Waterfall. The big waterfall cascade through 32 tier.

• Romkhlao-Pharadon Waterfall. The twin waterfall is 4 kilometres from the park’s headquarters. It is a nice shady place amidst wilderness.

• Si Phatcharin Waterfall. The waterfall is 5 kilometres from the headquarters; however, it is not ready for tourism as it cannot be accessed by car.

• Pha Lat and Tat Fa Waterfall. The beautiful waterfalls are situated at the foot of Phu Hin Rong Kia Mountain, five kilometres from Ban Huai Nam Sai.

Getting there

From Phitsanulok, headto Lomsak for 68 kilometres and turn right at Ban Yaeng Intersection, to Amphoe Nakhon Thai 29 kilometres away. From Nakhon Thai, the park is 31 kilometres away. Local bus is available at Amphoe Nakhon Thai. The park can be accessed from Phetchabun, via Amphoe Lorn Khao.

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