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5Day 4Night : Phetchabun - Phitsanulok - Uttaradit

Planner :
Phetchabun 2 Day , Phitsanulok 2 Day , Uttaradit 1 Day
Period :
5 Days 4 Nights
Category :
Events & festivals, Nature, beaches & islands, New experiences,adventure & off-the-beaten-track, Medical treatments or checkup, Wedding, honeymoon or anniversary,
  • Day 1
    Oct 24
  • Day 2
    Oct 25
  • Day 3
    Oct 26
  • Day 4
    Oct 27
  • Day 5
    Oct 28
Day 1 : Phetchabun

Khao Kho

Chilly temperatures throughout the year and unbeatable scenic views have made KhaoKho one of the most famous tourist attractions in Phetchabun province. The KhaoKhomountains comprise a variety of small and large mountains in the Phetchabun range, located in AmphoeKhaoKho. Mountain Serdang trees, or “Ton Kho” in Thai, pepper the mountains, lending the mountains its name. A range of forests can be found here, including deciduous, pine and evergreen forests. The noteworthy Palmae plant, similar to the Asian Palmyra, can sometimes also be spotted here, bearing fruits in bunches like betel nuts.Within KhaoKho also lies the Haw Memorial, a remembrance statue for the militiamen from the Special Forces, Division 93, who fought in KhaoKho and lost their lives. It is located a little after Km. 23 on Highway 2196. Than Itthi, a weapons museum, is also situated nearby. (After Km. 28 on Highway 2196., turn right onto Highway 2323 and proceed 3 kilometers). The museum displays cannons, military tank remnants and weapons used in the battle on KhaoKho. The museum is open daily. Admission fee is 100 bath for adults and 50 bath for children. Operating hours are 6.00 am-6.00 pm.

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Khao Kho Royal Palace

 Khao Kho Royal Palace Khao Kho Royal Palace is situated on Khao Ya, Tambol Sadohpong, Amphur Khao Kho and is 1,100 meters high from the mean sea level. It is the King and the Queen’s accommodation during their visit to Amphur Khao Kho or nearby. Inside the palace, there are buildings connecting in the ring shape, with the courtier’s building connecting with the Royal Palace. The buildings are in a curve with 2 levels. On the higher level, there are 2 rooms which are the bedrooms of the King and the Queen. Downstairs, there are the ballroom, the kitchen, the dining room and the living room.Moreover, downstairs there are the bedrooms of Queen Srinagarindra, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Princess Chulabhorn. In front of the palace, there are gardens and flowers planted in a circle with the flag in the middle at the height of 60 meters. This flag was built on the 60th anniversary of the King.The tourists can ask the authorities for garden touring. There is also trooper’s accommodation which the tourists can stay overnight.If the tourists travel up to Khao Ya for another 770 meters, they will arrive at the military base once used to fight with the communist. The tourists can view the panorama view at Sala Phra Thep, which is 1305 meters high from the mean sea level. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn once came here. The route up to Khao Kho Royal Palace is quite dangerous, therefore a good car is required in order for convenience and safety. 

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Itti Base (Weapon museum)

Itti Base (Weapon museum)Itti Base or Weapon museum stands on Khao Kho (famous high mountain Petchabun) at Moo 3 Baan Simarak, Tung Samor. In 1981, the fight against communist on Khao Kho was on going and Itti Base was used to set up cannons as support under the command of Colonel Itti Simarak.  He won the battle and retrieved Khao Kho back from communist power. The base was named after him since then.After the war was over, the base has been turned into outdoor museum as a memorial of the important strategic spot. Weapons of several kinds are presented in the museum building. For instance, fighter plane F5, a pair of 105 mm. cannons, 155 mm. cannon that can fire as far as 11 kilometer, infantry fighting vehicle, remainder of tank, tractor, and bunker as well. Each zone has a sign telling history and descriptions of weapons. There is also a lecture room summarizing the battle over Khao Kho for a group of visitors. A lecturer and visual aids are available. Moreover, there are equipment, utilizer and weapon seized from communist army. Itti Base has a beautiful scenery. It has become a popular historical tourist attraction which any tourist shouldn’t miss. For not only there’s a sightseeing of weapons but also one of the most important history lessons of Thailand on its turning point. Directions: Take haighway 2196 to Khao Kho. Turn right after 28th kilometer to highway 2323 for 3 kilometers and the museum is there. It opens daily from 07.00 – 17.00 The fee is 10 baht/person.     

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Wat Phra Thad Pha Son Kaew

 Wat Phra Thad Pha Son KaewWat Phra Thad Pha Son Kaew is located at the hilltop of Thang Daeng Village, Tambol Camp Son with the area of 91 rai. It is founded in 2004 as a Dharmma practice center. Formerly, it was called “Phra Thad Pha Son Kaew Dhamma Center”.This Dhamma practice center is located amidst the nature with peaceful atmosphere surrounded by high mountains. On the hilltop, there is a cave where many of the Thang Daeng villagers used to see a flying marble in the sky that flies to this cave. The villagers believed it to be the Buddha’s spirit. They believed this place is auspicious and sacred and called it “Pha Son Kaew”.There are buildings and rooms for Dhamma lecture and also accommodations for Dhamma practitioner. This temple also offers Dhamma courses. People who are interested in joining can register via www.phasornkaew.org. Apart from serving as a Dhamma practice center, it is also one of the interesting tourist attractions of Petchaboon province. Important places inside the temple include;1. Phra That Pha Kaew ChediOn the foundation of the Chedi is used as a storing place for Dhamma doctrines and pictures. It is also used as a place for meditation.2. Green Jade SalaIt is a square Sala surrounded by big transparent mirrors in order to feel close to the natural atmosphere. 3. Green Jade Buddha ImageIt is a Buddha image in the Mara Vichai posture which is the art of Chiangsaen. This Buddha image was carved from jade with the Buddha’s relics inside the head part.4. White Jade Buddha Image It is a Buddha image in the sitting posture which is built according to the Kantara art. The head part also contains the Buddha relics.5. Lan Pho (Bhodhi Courtyard)This courtyard is full of Bodhi trees which are the spiritual anchor of the Buddhist. The Buddha become enlightened under the Bodhi tree that is why it has been so important and is always involved in the Buddhist ceremony.6. The Buddha’s Relics7. Phra Siwalee courtyard, where “Phra Siwalee Buddha Image” is located.    

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Haw Chinese War Memorial

Haw Chinese War Memorial    Speaking about Khao Kho battlefield in the past, one major troops that took parts in waging war was the Chinese Haw Nationalist from Division 93 (the so-called Guomíndang) in Mae Salong and Mae Chan district in Chiang Rai province. They sent armed forces to help Thailand suppress communists in this area because their mission was to maintain the security during Panumas Company’s construction of the Thung Samo – Khao Kho route. The Haw Chinese War Memorial was built to honor the heroic deeds and sacrifices of the soldiers killed in fight. Their names and memorial messages were etched on the monument.    On 6 February 1981, the Special Forces from Division 93 were commanded to take part in an operation at “Khao Kho” between KM 23 – 30. The operation involved clearing the area 935 by 64 soldiers who carried out the given task with great bravery and endurance. When the mission completed, it is unfortunate that 16 of them were found dead. Subsequently, the Division 93 Regiment 445 erected the monument in remembrance those soldiers who sacrificed their lives.    The Haw Chinese War Memorial is located only a short distance further than KM 23 on Highway 2196. If driving from Simarak, the war memorial is on you right-hand side. On the other hand, if driving from Khao Kho District Police Station, it is on your left-hand side. For more information, please contact Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phitsanulok Office at 055-252-742-3, 055-259-907.     

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Day 2 : Phetchabun

Phu Tabberk

This Tambon is home to a Hmong hill tribe village called Ban ThapBoek. The area lies 1,768 meters above sea level and is often referred to as the highest point in Phetchabun province. Mountainous terrain and high altitudes guarantee year-round cool weather for visitors. The area is also culturally significant: it served a catchment area for rainwater used in a sacred ceremony during His Majesty the King’s auspicious 72nd birthday anniversary.From December to January, during the cool season, the hills are covered in cherry blossoms, making it the perfect time to visit. During the rainy season, mists engulf the hills both day and night, earning it the moniker of “the Misty Town”. A hiking event (“Climb up to ThapBoek, Experience the Coolness and Watch the Stars on the Ground”) is held to take advantage of the beautiful nighttime scenery, where at the end of the hike, participants can admire Lomsak and Lomkao towns’ twinkling lights below. The Phetchabun Tourism Association provides bungalows and tents for rent, and a campsite (with an admission fee) is also available for those who bring their own tents.ThapBoek is located at Mu 14 in Tambon Wang Ban, AmphoeLom Kao, Phetchabun. To get there From Phetchabun, take Highway No. 21 to AmphoeLomSak for 40 kilometers. At AmphoeLomSak, take Highway No. 203 for 13 kilometers and turn left into AmphoeLom Kao. Proceed further for 5 kilometers, passing Ban Wang Ban. Go straight on until the end of the road, then turn left into Highway 1143 for 1 kilometer, and turn right into Highway 2331, passing Huai Nam Rin Village until Km. 18-19, prior to the checkpoint to the park. There will be a direction sign into ThapBoek Village. Turn right and drive for another 4 kilometers. (Note: The route is very steep and winding. Visitors should drive a high-power vehicle and take special precautions.)Operating hours are 6.00 am-6.00 pm. For additional information, contact the Phetchabun Tourism Association at 0 5670 9026 or 08 1680 0223.

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Day 3 : Phitsanulok

Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park

Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park covers an area of 191,875 rai or 76,750 acres of land, located 130 kilometers from Phitsanulok town center. The park has many different terrains including waterfalls, lush forests, and plains of rocks with the highest point in the park at 1,617 meters above sea level. There are different types of rock formations with splits in the rocky grounds and uneven formations. The park offers the opportunity to explore many of its historical sites that staged the conflict of two political parties. During 1967-1982, Phu Hin Rong Kla was the headquarters of the Communist Party of Thailand. The area was deemed a red zone by the government and became a battlefield between the Royal Thai Army and the Communist Party for 15 years. Phu Hin Rong Kla was a strategic location due to its mountainous areas which were great for defenses. The conflict ended in 1982 when the government granted amnesty to the students who join the Communist Party of Thailand, resulting in Phu Hin Rong Kla becoming a national park in 1984. Visitors are able to witness the rustic meeting hall, political school, and the administration building. A trail leading to Lan Hin Pum contains rock formations where Communist Party students used them as shelter from air bombing. The nearby headquarters is now a museum that exhibits weapons and medical instruments used by the Communist Party members. Another trail leads to Pha Chu Thong where the Communist Party’s red victory flag is situated. Tourists and visitors may stay overnight with accommodations and tents available but you are advised to make reservations.Admission fee is 500 bath for adults and 300 bath for children. Contact: For more information please contact 0 5523 3527 or 0 2561 4292 or email at rongkla-00@thaimail.com. Please visit www.dmp.go.th.Getting there: Take Highway no. 12 and turn left at 68 km marker into Highway no. 2013 leading to Nakhon Thai District.http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Phu-Hin-Rong-Kla-National-Park--4759

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Day 4 : Phitsanulok

Phu Soi Dao National Park

Phu Soi Dao National park occupies an area of 48,962.5 rai or 58,750 acres of land. The park has a cool climate all year round due to its height at 2,102 meters above sea level. Phu Soi Dao national park borders Laos and is home to several species of wild flowers. The park has several attractions that includes a savanna field situated within the dense pine trees and the five tier Phu Soi Dao waterfall near the park office. A 4-5 hour hike up the mountainous trail brings you to Larn Paa Son where you can stay over night. Visitors should stop at Sai Tip waterfall during their way to Larn Paa Son to admire the moss and lichen covered cliff. Visitors can reach Phu Soi dao from Phitsanulok by taking the highway to Wat Bot and Ban Pong Cae, then heading towards Chat Trakan District and to Phu Soi Dao for a total distance of 177 kilometers or from Phitsanulok towards Nakhon Thai District, then to Chat Trakan, and finally to Phu Soi Dao for a total distance of 154 kilometers. Six public buses depart for Phu Soi Dao from Phitsanulok at 06.00, 07.20, 09.30, 11.30, 12.50, and 16.50 hrs. An advance notice to park officers is required.Admission fee is 200 bath for adults and 100 bath for children. Contact: For more information, please call 0 5541 9234-5 or email reserve@dnp.go.th.http://www.tourismthailand.org/See-and-Do/Sights-and-Attractions-Detail/Phu-Soi-Dao-National-Park--4762  

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3 Hr. 11 Min. ( Approx. 181.41 Km.)

Namtok Chat Trakan National Park

Namtok Chat Trakan National ParkNamtok Chat Trakan National Park is located 145 kilometres away from Phitsanulok City. It encompasses about 134,178 acres of land, covering part of Chat Trakan and Nakhon Thai Districts, Phitsanulok. It was declared a national park on 2 November 1987. It consists of mountainous terrain and mountain ranges. Generally, the climate here is cold. The average temperature in the summer which lasts from March until May is 25-29˚C. In the rainy season from June to October and the cold season from November to February, it is normally very cold at night.The park’s forest is composed of deciduous dipterocarp and hill evergreen forests. The first one occurs in areas with lateritic soils which are not quite fertile. Plants found here include, for example, Shorea obtusa, Shorea siamensis, hairy Keruing, iron wood, padauk and Shorea roxburghii trees. As for the hill evergreen forest, it occurs near streams and in areas with high humidity and fertile soil. Plants growing here are, for instance, Dipterocarpus alatus, mesawa, oak, Mangifera pentandra, Afzelia xylocarpa (Kurz) Craib and Thai crape myrtle trees. Moreover, there is some understory including palm, rattan palm and bamboo trees.  Animals mostly inhabit the nearby Phu Miang-Phu Thong Wildlife Sanctuary. The species found here are mostly small animals such as barking deer, wild boars, red junglefowls, chevrotains, squirrels, treeshrews and different kinds of birds.   To get to the park, use Phitsanulok-Lom Sak Road. Turn left at the Ban Yaeng intersection at the 68th milestone onto Highway 2013 and drive about 29 kilometres along the route, as far as Nakhon Thai. Then turn left onto Highway 1143 to Chat Trakan. Drive about 38 kilometres along the route. Before reaching Chat Trakan Town, turn left onto Highway 1237, drive another 10 kilometres and you will reach the park’s office. Alternatively, public transport from Phitsanulok City to the park is available. You can get on the Phitsanulok-Chat Trakan bus at the Phitsanulok bus terminal. Then take the Chat Trakan-Ban Na Don songthaew to your destination. One of the major attractions here is Chat Trakan Waterfall, also known as Pakrong Waterfall. It has seven levels. Besides, the cliff at the waterfall features colourful rock layers. Furthermore, between January and June, a number of bees will immigrate here and build their hives. In addition, there is a cave called the Pha Lek Cave, which possesses prehistoric art works, i.e. inscriptions illustrating something like animals on a rock. Admission fee is 300 bath for adults and 100 bath for children. The park also provides accommodations for visitors. To make a reservation, please contact the Royal Forestry Department on 0-2579-0529 or 0-2579-4842. 

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Day 5 : Uttaradit

Sirikit Dam

KhueanSirikitor Sirikitdam atAmphoeThaPla, located some 68 kilometers from town on TanonUttaradit-ThaPla, is the Kingdom’slargest earthen dam, a sight to behold. Straddling the Nan River, the dike itself is approximately 800 meters long.The nearby lake offers beautiful scenes during the cool season: blossoms adorn the terrain, blooming in the chilly air. Accommodation and boat rentals are available on site. The dam is open 8.00 am-6.00 pm every day.

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Ton SakYai (Giant Teak Tree) Forest Park

The largest teak tree in the world stands in Ton SakYai Forest Park. The tree, estimated to be more than 1,500 years old, is 37 meters high and has a circumference of 9.58 meters at its base. Although the upper part of the tree was broken off in a storm, the trunk is still alive and well-cared for. Found in 1927, the giant teak tree is part of the 35 square kilometer park of mixed  deciduous forest. A two-kilometer trekking route allows visitors to explore the forest firsthand.The SakYai Forest Park is about 92 kilometers from Uttaradit City via Highways Nos. 1045, 1146 and 1047, past the entrance to KhlongTron National Park. The drive passes through deciduous dipterocarp forest and teak forest, where the leaves change into beautiful colors during the winter months. On the way back, it is possible to make a detour through the forest along the road to Sirikit Dam and ThaPla, before returning to the main road to Uttaradit.SakYai Forest Park is open daily 6.00 am – 6.00 pm.Admission fee is 100 bath for adults and 50 bath for children. Contact the Regional Office 11 in Uttaradit, Tambon Nam Pat, at 0 5525 8028 for more details.

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Baan Ta Rue

 Baan Ta Rue is a village on the lake shore situated on Moo 9, Baan Ta Rue. It is the harbour for transporting fish. It is a small village with a nice atmosphere especially during winter. Most of the villagers here are fishermen, others are rafting guides and restaurant owners. The rafts for the tourists consist of temporary and overnight. There are food to be served and are fully decorated. The tourists can travel to Baan Ta Rue by starting from Uttaradit province, take the 1145 route for around 30 kilometers until you arrive at Ruam Jit T-junction take the left junction for 10 kilometers (to Amphur Ta Pla and Din Dam) until Amphur Ta Pla take the left junction to Baan Ta Rue for around 7 kilometers (to the Office of Accelerated Rural Development of Baan Sam Roi Met – Baan Ta Rue and the Office of Accelerated Rural Development of Baan Lerd Chai – Baan Huay Rok Chang). mple was located at the junction in the heart of the city. It is always full of Buddhist. Therefore, the villagers changed the name of the temple from Wat Ton Makam to WatTummatippatai. 

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Phraya Phichai Dap Hak Memorial

A half-ton steel sword, the world’s largest of this type of steel, embedded with mother-of-pearl designs and girdled with incised silver, memorializes a Thai hero of the 18th century war with the Burmese. The Phraya Phichai Dap Hak (Lord Phichai of the Broken Sword) Memorial and an associated museum honor Phraya Phichai, a governor of the town of Phichai (south of Uttaradit town) for his bravery, patriotism and self-sacrifice during a battle with Burmese invaders in 1773.Phraya Phichai fought valiantly until one of his swords broke, but, even with a broken sword, he fought on to victory – hence the sobriquet Phichai of the Broken Sword. The monument was built by the Fine Arts Department and opened in 1969. The adjacent Phraya Phichai Dap Hak Museum displays Phraya Phichai’s biography and models of the battlefield where he fought. It also has displays showing the way of life during the 18th century, as well as a collection of ancient tools.The memorial and museum are located in front of the Uttaradit City Hall in AmphoeMueang. Operating hours are 8.00 am-6.00 pm.

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Mae Plu Waterfall

Mae Plu Waterfall                 Mae Plu Waterfall is a tourist attraction near Uttraditcity, therefore there is a road which is easy to access. Mae Plu Waterfall forms from the stream trimming by pouring mortar from several height degrees. Its characteristic is the weir with different cascades. The surrounding is verdant from different kinds of plants and beautiful. There are pavilion to sit and relax and many restaurants where you can also see the scenery of Mae Plu waterfall. There are arranged abundantly over 10 restaurants. Each restaurant serves made-to-order meal. The most popular dish is Som Tum Kai Yang (Papaya salad and grilled chicken). There are also stalls selling different types of drinks.                  Travelling from Muang district of Uttradit is around 8 kilometers. Then, turn into Highway Number 1043 and drive for around 12 kilometers or you can get on the red van at Tula Sathit road. The van leaves the city every 30 minutes from 6.00 – 17.00 hours. 

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