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  Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
Catagorize: National Parks & Marine Reserves
Contact: - Tel. 0 4280 1955

“Phu Luang” has two meanings, either a huge mountain or a king’s mountain. It was formed by land uplift. Soft soil on the uplifted mountain later fell down to the ground, leaving hard elements with the mountains.      


•The hot season lasts from February to April with an average temperature of 20-24 ˚C. 

•The rainy season starts in May and ends in October with an average temperature similar to or higher than the previous season.

•The cold season begins in November and lasts until January. The weather is usually cold with an average temperature of 8-16 ˚C. Also from December to January, an average temperature can drop to 4-6 ˚C for many days. In some years, the temperature can even drop below 0 ˚C, the freezing point.   

Major attractions

1.The wildlife sanctuary: it possesses varieties of plants, 160 kinds of wild orchids and some rare plants unique to this area. 

2.Lan Hin Suriyan and Pa Hin Phu Khao, natural rock gardens where various kinds of orchids and unicellular plants grow. 

3.Pha Somdet, Pha Yueang and Pha Lon Tae, steep cliffs where you can get beautiful views of the wildlife sanctuary. 

4.Thung Kulap Daeng and Thung Kulap Khao, exquisite wild flower fields. 

5.A dinosaur’s footprint, aged about 120 million years

6.Tat Loei Waterfall, a 60-metre-high waterfall 

Accommodations and facilities

1.Six wooden cabins, each of which has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. All the cabins have electricity and water supply. (Electricity is only available in the evening until 21:00. In addition, cooking is not allowed in the cabins)

2.Bedding in each cabin includes eight beds, pillows and duvets.  

How to get here:  

•First route: Bangkok – Saraburi - Si Khio – Chaiyaphum – Phu Khiao – Chum Phae – Phu Kradueng – Saphung – Loei with a total distance of 560 kilometres. 

•Second route: Bangkok – Saraburi – Phetchabun – Lom Sak – Lom Kao – Dan Sai – Phu Ruea – Loei with a total distance of 530 kilometres.

•To get to the wildlife sanctuary from Loei, drive 36 kilometres along Loei-Phu Ruea Road. When you reach Ban San Tom, turn left onto another road and drive another 18 kilometres before reaching the destination.

•For those who use the second route and do not drive through Loei Town, use Phu Ruea-Loei Road. About 14 kilometres from Phu Ruea Town, you will reach Ban San Tom. Turn right onto another road at Ban San Tom and drive another 18 kilometres before arriving at the destination. 

Please note that some areas of the wildlife sanctuary are not open to the public. The Royal Forest Department only allows those who wish to conduct academic research to get into these areas. In addition, the area around Lon Tae is under the auspices of Loei Provincial Administrative Organisation; therefore, for more information, please contact the organisation.   

Website: http://www.dnp.go.th