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Amphoe Tha Khantho, Kalasin
Situated in Tambon Na Tan, Phu Phra Forest Park was once a part of the Dong Mun National Forest Reserve. It boasts a magnificent mountain located near the village residential area. The Phu Phra Forest is quite a dense forest, with wild animals and a beautiful stream. The plains on one side of the mountain are home to an ancient stone Buddha image.
Other interesting tourist attractions in the forest park include: Pha Sawoei(an expansive stone cliff, about 150-200 meters wide and a beautiful lookout point);Tham Siam Sap (a cave that looks it was carved out of the cliff with a spade, which is Siam in Thai); and Tham Phra Rot (a cave that formed due to a split of a stone cliff). Finally, there is also Tham Phra, a cave that holds a Buddha image that is highly revered by locals. Every year during the Songkran Water Festival, people ascend to the cave to bathe the Buddha image with blessed, scented water to pay their respects.
To get there, from Tha Khantho, take Highway No. 2299 to Km. 16, or take an Udon Thani-Kalasin bus and get off at Wat Sawang Tham Koeng in front of the forest park.