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Upper Northeast Plant Conservation Centre
Upper Northeast Plant Conservation Centre

Buengkan

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Operating time: 08.00 - 18.00

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    Amphoe Bung khla, Buengkan

    Tel. +668 1965 2002

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Category : National Parks & Marine Reserves

Attraction Details :

   Located in the area of Phu Tok Noi Forest, Tambon Nong Doen lies an ecotourism route from the royal initiative of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Upper Northeast Plant Conservation Centre. The forest takes on 1,150 rai of space with more than 100 kinds of herbs and new plant species of the world discovered by Dr. Chawalit Niyomtham, a botanist of the Royal Forest Department. Numerous species of orchids and other plants can also be found here like Dok Khulu Nang Ua, Dok Phueng, Kratae Tai Mai and more. The place is also home to animals like boar, barking deer, hare, white squirrel, owls and more. Boat trips to see the sights around the reservoir are available for 200 Baht, taking about 3 hours. Visitors can also take four-wheeled vehicle or trek there for activities like camping and seeing the flowers blooming. The center provides 2 houses for 20 visitors and two spots for camping as well as food by order (for at least 5 visitors), personal supplies are recommended and do contact in advance. Call the Centre, Khun Prasert Thongkul at Tel. 081-965-2002. 

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How to get there :

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from Nong Khai, take Highway 212 to Amphoe Buengkan for 135 kilometers and go straight for another 20 kilometers to Bung Khla until you see the sign of the Huai Bang Bat Reservoir. An air-conditioned bus of Transport Co.Ltd, No. 224 is another option of getting there, operating twice a day at 7:30 and 10:30 am from Udon Thani to Nakhon Phanom. For convenience and safety, do contact the guiding staff to prevent from getting lost in the forest due to grinding condition. It takes about 1 hour on foot to the scenic point.

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