I remember visiting Phu Kradueng ages ago back in my college days with a bunch of friends. There were not too many tourists and local porters charged a fee of 200 Baht a trip. A kilometer there seemed longer than elsewhere. We took a rest at all stops as we hiked up the hill, had a simple lunch break by a large, cool waterfall, and continued on a plain for six or seven kilometers to the tent area. It took us the whole daytime but at least we had the park officials to explain the things we came across along the way.
A junior colleague of mine has most recently been to Phu Kradueng. She said things have changed a bit but the charm of hiking up is still there. Now there are more stairs and railings, accommodation, diners and other facilities. And as there are more
tourists, the park has found it necessary to enact more prohibitions including a ban on bonfires, Styrofoam boxes and pets. But the good thing is that she did not forget to bring her Sony Alpha A55 along. The Sony A55 offers continuous phase-detect autofocus while shooting at up to 10fps with the Quick AF Full PD (1920×10801) system that has Exmor APS HD CMOS sensors. Pleasant sights will always be with Phu Kradueng with the care of all visitors. You, too, can be a helping hand. Save it for the later generations!
For safety and conservation reasons, Phu Kradueng is open to tourists only from October 1st to May 31st every year. Call 0-4287-1333 or 0Â4287-1458 for more information.