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Pha Taem National Park

Pha Taem National Park Posted on: 19th February 2016

Pha Taem National Park features many things ranging from plateaus to waterfalls, in addition to wildflowers grown all over the rocky ground. While comprising of vast things, Pha Taem and Pha Kam are the highlights of the park which are located near the park headquarters. The downward region of the cliffs is covered with prehistoric paintings dating back to 3000 years, exploring the traditional way and lifestyle of the people who once used to live at this place. Paintings also include subjects like elephants, human hands, geometric designs and also fish traps.

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Vastness of Pha Taem National Park

Pha Taem National Park consists of a vast shale cliff known as Pha Taem, facilitating bird’s eye view from the top and covered with a large number of prehistoric paintings that date back to 1000BC. Apart from the cliff, there are also beautiful waterfalls and a wide range of wild flowers. For anybody keen to be the first one to have a look at the sunrise, this cliff is the place for them. A cluster of mushroom shaped rocks known as Sao Chaliang are also worth seeing. While some visitors head back after seeing all this, but those who have spare time to go further, Pha Taem National Park also have several beautiful waterfalls for them. The popular waterfalls here are Soi Sawan, a 25-meter tall waterfall near which lies the largest blooming flower field of Thailand.

Practical Information

Covering an area of approximately 340 square kilometers, this place can be reached via route 2222 or route 217 from Ubon Ratchathani. It opens daily from 6 AM to 6 PM and admission fee ranges from 200 to 400 Bath. So, rent a car in Ubon Ratchathani and enjoy the journey to this wonderful National Park.

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