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  Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park
Catagorize: National Parks & Marine Reserves
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Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park is a national park located at the boundary of three provinces—Nikhom Kham Soi District and Don Tan District in Mukdahan Province, Loeng Nok Tha District in Yasothon Province, and Chanuman District and Senang Kha Nikhom in Amnat Charoen Province. The area covers approximately 321 square kilometers or around 144,375 Rai. It was announced the 75th national park of Thailand on December 30, 1992. This national park has quite an abundant natural forest with many forms of natural beauty to experience.

This mountain of lotus is where the tourists can walk and enjoy the scenery on the top of the mountain and witness the miracle of rocks, the flowers in the field in the late of rainy season, and the natural lotuses on the top of the mountain. The landscape is generally complex mountain ranges lying from the northwest to the southeast. On the average, it is 350- 450 meters high above mean sea level. The highest mountain peak is Phu Krasae, which is around 491 meters high. These mountain ranges are the source of many rivers, such as Huai Thom and Huai Kan Lueang, which flow down to the ground around the national park. There are various types of abundant forests where large rock terraces, which local people call “Dan,” are situated all over the place. Most of the forests are mixed forests and dry evergreen forests grown throughout the mountain. Many valuable trees grow; for instance, Makha Mong, Pradu Daeng, Phayung, and Ching Chan, and many wild animals also live in this forest.

The tourists can see variety of wildlife such as barking deer, wild boars, wild rabbits, monkeys, flying lemurs, hedgehogs, chevrotains, and other types of poultry like pheasants and jungle fowls. The area in Phu Sa Dok Bua is a large forest full of water resources with breath-taking scenery and exquisite and unique rocks at the cliff. There is also a trace of the battle which was resulted from political conflict. These make this tourist attractions become really interesting.

The other interesting tourist spots in the area of Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park are listed below.

Phu Pha Taem. It is a cliff with traces of hands and pre-historical color paintings. They are assumed to be in the same era with those in Tham Fa Mue Daeng inside Phu Pha Taem National Park in Khong Chiam District, Ubon Ratchathani Province. The cliff looks similar to the cave because the rocks moved downward for about 60 meters long. These paintings, which are roughly 3- 5 meters above the ground, consist of 98 pictures of hands and symbols with different interesting looks. The trip to explore the cave takes around 2 hours.

Pha Makluea. It is a relaxation point and a viewpoint near Pha Taem. It is a rock terrace under the cliff which is covered with variety of trees.

Flower Field on Phu Wat. It is a place for relaxation where the tourists can admire many types of flowers, such as En A, Kradum Ngoen, and Dusita, in the large rock terrace. In the past, local people used this place for observing religious ceremony. These flowers usually blossom in the late rainy season.

Phu Pha Hom. This is a very spectacular viewpoint on Phu Pha Taem mountain range. Walking along the route, the tourists will pass bamboo forest, rock terrace, and beautiful dipterocarp forest. From this point at the height of approximately 366 meters above sea level, the tourists can see a panoramic view in the west and Phu Mu, Phu Phaeng Ma, Phu Mai Sang, Phu Song, and Phu Akarachat at the back. In the evening, a lot of tourists usually watch the sunset here and take the photos to record this impressive scenery. Many of them also stay overnight at this mountain. It takes 2 hours and a half to Phu Pha Hom.

Phu Sa Dok Bua. This mountain is approximately 423 meters high and is situated at the boundary of 3 provinces. At the top of the mountain, there are 11 rock basins with the width of around 2- 3 meters. There is water logged throughout the year. Various types of small lotuses fill the pool. When they bloom, the pool is even more fascinating. It is said that there have been a lot of lotuses grow naturally for so long. Therefore, this mountain is named “Phu Sa Dok Bua,” which means the mountain of lotus pools. The trip to Phu Sa Dok Bua takes roughly a whole day.

Phu Pha Taek. It is called by the military as “Hill 428.” The viewpoint here has spectacular natural element. In the north, the tourists can see the mountain ranges in Mukdahan National Park in distance. 

Rock Terraces and Dwarf Deciduous Dipterocarp Forests. They are commonly large rock terraces. Some of them cover 20- 40 Rai, alternating with dwarf deciduous dipterocarp forests, while some are deciduous dipterocarp forests with Pusilla Gramineae forests, which look extremely beautiful. They can be found in many places, such as Phu Pha Hom, behind Phu Pha Dang, Phu Sa Dok Bua, Phu Bok, Phu Hua Nak, etc.

For more details, contact the Office of Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park, tel. 0 4261 9077 or contact the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation in Bangkok, tel. 0 2562 0706.


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