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National Parks in the North-East

Phu Phan National Park

Topography and climate
There are 3 forest types within 665 square kilometers Phu Phan. Dry Dipterocarp is the most common covering 42% of the park. Dry everygreen is the second most common and is found mostly in the southern part of the park. Mixed Deciduous is a transitional forest type found between the Dry Dipterocarp uplands and the Dry Everygreen areas located next to water.

There are at least 162 species of animals in the park, most of which are birds. There is one herd of wild elephants, but they are in an area with few trails and thus rarely seen. There are also monkeys, barking deer and wild pigs.

Hot season runs from late January until May, with temperatures sometimes reaching 40ºC. Rainy season begins around June and goes on till late October. Cool season lasts from November until January with temperatures in the evening down to about 17ºC.

Tourist attractions

Khom Hom waterfall A small three layered waterfall with water in the rainy season and for a couple of months into the cold season. Popular with locals at weekends.

Phra Tha Phu Phek The ruins of a building built to hold the breast bone of Buddha. Located on top of Phu Phan mountain. People climb the 500 steps to get the good views.

Seri Thai cave

Accommodations and facilities
The park has a visitor center with information on tourist attractions and forest types. Some of the information are in English language. A basic store selling soft drinks and snacks, and a food vendor selling Thai food are available.

There is a bungalow which has 2 rooms (6 people per room). Camping area is at Nang Meurn cliff. More facilities are being built.

How to get there
From Sakon Nakhon take a local bus or truck to Ban Comb Lie which is located on the route no. 213 at 24 km from the city.

Contact address
Phu Phan National Park
Tombol Huay-yang, Amphur Mueang
Sakon Nakron 47260
Tel: 042-715 180

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