Catagorize: Mountain (Doi), National Parks & Marine Reserves
Contact: Tambon Khao Thongchai, Amphoe Kantharalak, Si Sa Ket Tel. 0 4561 9214, 0 2562 0760
Khao Phra Viharn National Park, Thailand’s 83rd national park, is situated on the borderline between Thailand and Cambodia. It covers a total area of 81,250 Rai in Kantharalak district in Sisaket province, Nam Khun district and Nam Yuen district in Ubon Ratchathani province. General topography featuresverdant forest which is home to several species of fauna. Not only the natural beauty, this national park is an archeological sites and contains a large number of antiquities. Therefore, Khao Phra Viharn National Park is considered one of the must-see attractions.
Within the premises of the national park sit important historic remains.
Mo I-daeng cliff is situated behind the tourist information center. It is the scenic point that allows visitors to enjoy the surrounding panoramic views. Preah Vihear Sanctuary (Khao Phra Viharn palace) can be seen from this point as well.
Bas relief sculptures on Mo I-daeng cliffdepicts an image of three life-size deities. It is estimated that the sculptures age more than 1,000 years. It is also believed that Khmer craftsmen probably practiced and tried to advance his skills here before carving at Preah Vihear Sanctuary.
Twin Stupas, locally known as Phra That, are located west of Mo I-daeng cliff. Two of them were made of sandstone in a cube shape with a round top that looks like mushroom. The cavities inside the stupas store valuable items.
Don Tuan Sanctuary, a Khmer-style structure built between the 15th – 16th Buddhist Century, is located at Ban Phum Sarol, Bueng Malu subdistrict, Kantharalak district. It is very convenient to get there because there is a paved road and parking space.
Huay Kanun Dam is a water reservoir and the location of the national park service ranger. It is 25 kilometers away from the national park headquarter. It offers awe-inspiring views and is prefect for sight-seeing.
Direction: use either the Sisaket – Kantharalak – national park headquarter route or the Ubon Ratchathani – Nam Yuen - national park headquarter route. Each lasts approximately 100 kilometers.
Opening hours: every day from 6.00 – 18.00
Admission fee: Thais – adult 40 baht, kid 20 baht / Foreigners – adult 200 baht, kid 100 baht
Contact: tel. 0 4581 8021, 0 4581 6071, 08 1528 3268