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Pha Tam

Pha Tam

Pha Tam

Pha Tam National Park covers Khong Jiam, Sri Chiangmai, and Po Sai districts in Ubon Ratchatani. The geography is generally of high plains and hills with some steep cliffs. Pine forests and sandstones of different shapes are decorated with colorful flowers in the rainy season, and with the serene and scenic Khong River, Pha Tam makes a perfect place for photographers.Pha Tam National Park can be comfortably reached and is a beautifully diverse natural attraction. Asphalt roads take you to almost every waterfall in the park and so the whole family can come and relax here.

The most famous tourist spot cannot be anything but Long Roo or Saeng Chan waterfall. It is a magical place famous for its shape and how water runs through a natural stone hole, creating an image similar to a giant ceiling shower. Tourists can also climb up the fall for an extra special view.The best time to visit this waterfall is a little before noon as the sun shines through the hole and a gorgeous sight is created. It is said that on a full moon night, the water is reflected by the moonlight and glows in celestial beauty, and therefore has the name Saeng Chan or moonlight waterfall. The beauty of Pha Tam has drawn both Thai and foreign tourists for many years.

Other two prominent waterfalls are Toong Na Mueng waterfall not far from Saeng Chan on Highway no. 2112, and Sawan waterfall, a fall that looks like a necklace. These two falls are also beautiful, easy to visit, and rich in nature. Pha Tam also offers many other tourist attractions. There is a Khong River viewpoint offering a soothing view of the river of life and the riverbank lifestyles. Next is Sao Chaleang, sandstone pillars and stone formations. Watching the glorious sunrise at Pha Tam viewpoint is also another activity you cannot afford to miss since Pha Tam is at the far east of Thailand and the first light of day shines here. On your way back, walk along the nature trails and be amazed by the historical cave paintings, finishing a very worthy trip that will leave a lasting beautiful memory.

How to get there

Saeng Chan waterfall (Long Roo waterfall) is only 1 kilometer from Thung Na Muang waterfall. You can get there from Highway No. 2134, followed by Highway No. 2112, and then turn right to the waterfall. Soisawan waterfall, on Highway 2112, is 30 kilometers from Khong Chiam district. Sao Chaliang is on Highway 2112, about 11 kilometers from the office on the route to Pha Tam.

When to go there : Rainy season and winter