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Khao Pla Ra Khao Pla Ra
between Ban Huai Sok in Amphoe Lan Sak and Tambon Khao Bang Kraek in Amphoe Nong Chang, Uthai Thani
A steep mountain nearly 600 meters high, Khao Plara is home to much unspoiled forest. It lies between Ban Huai Sok in Amphoe Lan Sak and Tambon Khao Bang Kraek in Amphoe Nong Chang. Following a two-hour, 900 meter hike up the challenging mountain, visitors can enjoy the beautiful views from atop the mountain. Makha trees, or Afzelia xylocarpa, stretch across the summit.
Prehistoric cave paintings have been found on the west cliff, up 320 meters. Altogether, there are 40 image made up of black and red lines, including humans and animals, depicting the lives of ancient humans in Uthai Thani. Hikers are advised to take adequate amounts of water and supplies.
To get there, take Highway 333 from the city, passing Amphoe Nong Chang. Then, take Highway 3438, Nong Chang-Lan Sak route for about 21.5 kilometers. Khao Plara is on the left. Turn left along an asphaltroad for about 7.5 kilometers. Otherwise, take a bus (Uthai Thani–Lan Sak), then transfer to another bus from Lan Sak to Huai Sok Intersection and hire a motorcycle to the Khao Plara Non-hunting Area.
Khao Plara is open from 8.00 am-6.00 pm.