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PHU PHA THOEB NATIONAL PARK
PHU PHA THOEB NATIONAL PARK

HUGE ROCK,NATURAL SCULPTURES

Post by : vincea

Post Date : January 1970

Trip Summary

Travel Date : July 2009

Destinations : Mukdahan

Activities : Nature & Wildlife

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Rating 1.471

102 votes

My wifes niece suggested that after finishing our shopping in MUKDAHAN we should visit a NATIONAL PARK  which was quite unique in Thailand and probably in the world.Some of the kids knew about PHU PHA THOEB new of the destination,had never been there and were very keen to go.

We arrived after a short journey in our car,and were presented just inside the entrance with a huge rock,as a centre piece and it had ,deeply carved into it,and filled with gold lacquer the word "UNSEEN"

The park is approx 45sq.kms in area.There is a long hill and several ridges which rin from 170 to 400 metres above sea level.The highest peak is Phu Jom Sri.

Equipped with some snacks and some water, we set off tho climb, the side of the mountain.The youngsters took off quickly,followed at a more leisurely pace by the adults. It was hard work, and steep,but well worth it.

What we discovered were a series of sandstone formations, that had been hewen out of the landscape by wind, rain,and sun for a period of more than 95 million years.

The pathways between some of the huge rocks were narrow and a bit scaret to pass through.Kids loved the adventure as over each ridge were another series of stones. Some like giant twin mushrooms,others resembling animals ,like a camel.Just use YOUR imagination, huge rocks precariously parked on top of each other, amazing geology.

There is a great look out high up the hill, and one can view the forests below and the various plants that abound. We did not see any animals but were told that in the bush there are many birds, Hares, Bats,Squirrels.Reptiles and butterflys

The journey down had to be taken very carefully,as the steepness is sometimes not realised, but gently does it. Everyone fuelled up at the shop at the bottom, and were totally happy with a completely different and " UNSEEN" EXPERIENCE.

There was a waterfall a couple of KMS away but left that for another day. Thank you Conservation Department. We will be back.

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