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Phu Kradueng National Park

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Phu Kradueng National Park

When we talk about beautiful natural attractions, then many people would have thought of Phu Kradueng National Park, It is an area of 348.12 square kilometers or 217,576.25 rai was established as a national park on October 7, 2502 is the second park next to Khao Yai National Park. ย

Geography

Landscape is Sandstone Mountain in the northwestern part of the Korat plateau near the east slope of the Phetchabun Mountains. The area of the mountain is mostly high between 400-1,200 meters above sea level. ย The highest peak is “Phu Kum Khao”, about 1,350 meters high. The area of Phu Kradueng is 60 square kilometers or about 37,500 rai. The area is shaped like a hole in the leaves, it have a variety of forest types and winter plants like a pine forest and beautiful flowers such as Wild roses, variety of orchids and so on. It is also the source of the Nam Phong River, which importance feeds water to Ubonrat Dam and Nong Wai Dam in Khon Kaen Province, with cool weather throughout the year. There are many tourists travel here a lot each year. Although traveling up Phu Kradueng will have to climb the steep hill about 9 km, but there will be a rest area along the route such as “Pang Kok Kha”, “Sam Haek”, “Sambon”, “Sam kok krok”, “Blur Phai Peai”, “Sam Kok Weir” and so on, which is the last hill before walking up the hill. The area on Phu Kradueng, Most travelers walk up to the Phu Kradueng in the morning and to reach the peak before evening. Along the way there is a lot of something very interested to watch. Particularly, the forest varies condition follow the moutain steep between 600-1,350 meters high. There are a deciduous dipterocarp, mixed deciduous, dry evergreen, hill evergreen forests and evergreen to montane pine forest, including rare species of maple trees or tropical milkweed that to change bright red in winter (around December). ย It so tired, but it is worthwhile to walk closely the beauty of nature. Due to the trip to Phu Kradueng is a walk up the hill. Most of the tourists coming here are teenagers, mostly young or physically fit and always exercise. There are also strict rules for the safety of tourists should only be in authorized areas. In a not allow area or forbidden area, there are to get permission from the authorities before.

Travel

From downtown Loei Province, Drive along Highway 201 Loei – Khon Kaen and then split along Highway 2019 to find the entrance to the Phu Kradueng National Park.

Travel time October 1 – May 31 of every year

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