Catagorize: National Parks & Marine Reserves
Phu Soi Dao National Park
Phu Soi Dao National Park is located in Ma Munag Chet Ton, Na Khum and Ban Khok Subdistricts, Ban Khok District and Huai Mun Subdistrict, Nam Pat District, Uttaradit and Bo Phak Subdistrict, Chat Trakan District, Phitsanulok. It encompasses 200.18 square kilometres or approximately 49,400 acres of land. Covering pat of the Pa Nam Pat Forest Reserve, it contains beautiful natural forest and headwaters of several rivers. The highest point in the park is Phu Soi Dao Peak, Thailand’s fifth highest mountain with a height of 2,102 metres.
The park is comprised of north-south mountainous terrain with a mountain range forming the border between Thailand and Laos. The average height above sea level is 500-1,800 metres. About 85% of the park’s area is dominated by mountains and forest while 15% is made up of plains. The park is also where the sources of the Phak and the Pad Rivers are located.
The climate here is generally cold all year round. The average high temperature is 35˚C, the average low is 13˚C and the average is 27˚C. The annual average rainfall amount is 1,334.4 millimetres. The rainy season lasts from May to October, the cold season from November to February and the hot season from April to June.
The park’s major attractions include Phu Soi Dao Waterfall, a five-level fall, Lum Phop Waterfall, Sai Thip Waterfall, flower meadows, a Thailand-Laos border marker and Lan Son Sam Bai, a breathtaking pine forest covering about 395 acres of land. You also have to take a little adventure to get to the forest. In addition, served by an asphalt road, the park is easily accessible and is a perfect place for relaxation.
The park is located about 133 kilometres from Uttaradit Town by road. Use Uttaradit-Nam Pad Road, or Highway 1047. When you reach Nam Pad, turn onto Higway 1239 and drive about 46 kilometres along the route. Then turn onto Highway 1268 and drive another 19 kilometres before reaching your destination.