National Parks in Loei
 

Loei National Parks, Travel Guide to National Parks of Loei

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Loei National Parks

Phu Ruea National Park
Location : Phu Ruea District
Phu Ruea National Park
Phu Ruea National Park
Phu Ruea National Park is one of famous attraction in Thailand, especially during winter season (December - January) it is the best and most pleasing climate of Thailand. Covering an area of 121 square kilometers, Phu Rua National Park is located on a flat top mountain that has a shape similar to a boat with the peak at 1,365 meters above sea level. The top offers a spectacular view of Laos’ countryside as well as Heang River and Mekong River.

The Park is comprised of pine forest, savanna fields with diverse types of flowers in particular Rhododendrons. More than half of the area on the top of Phu Rua is covered with low shrubbery, grasslands and some odd shape rock formations. It is also a home to 105 bird species, Barking Deer, squirrels, wild boars, monkeys and Siamese Hares.

How to get there: Phu Ruea National Park is located about 48 kilometers from Loei City. Take Highway No.203 to Phu Ruea Sub-district and then turn right and continue for 4 kilometers to National Park Office.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.30 pm.
Admission : Thai 40 Baht for adult and 20 Baht for child
  Foreigner 400 Baht for adult and 200 Baht for child
  (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 4280 1716, 0 8850 9529
Phu Kradueng National Park
Location : Phu Kradueng District
Phu Kradueng National Park
Phu Kradueng National Park
Phu Kradueng National Park is the one of famous for trekking lovers in Thailand and it’s easy to hiking for beginner trekking. Phu Kradueng has long been the spot where tourists can experience the chill of the weather up to freezing point during winter season and a spectacular view. Geography this place is covering an area of 348.12 square kilometers with 60 square kilometers of the plateau, the elevation is between 400-1,200 meters above sea level. It is the sandstone mountain consists of pine trees and grassland and it is a home to an abundance of flora and fauna, stunning cliffs, savanna, streams and waterfalls.

Forest and vegetation provide food for wildlife including elephants, sambar deer, barking deer, bears, serong, White-rumped Shama, Black Eagle, Silver Pheasant and many more. There is also a rare species of turtle called Tao Poo Loo or Tao Hang living along the stream in the high elevation. There are accommodations provided by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. Camping ground is also available. The park is closed during rainy season between June and September every year.

How to get there:
By car : From the centre of Mueang District, take Highway No. 201, the Loei - Phu Kradueng route, 75 kilometers from the province and turn right into Highway No. 2019 for 8 kilometers to the park of office.
By bus : Tourists can travel by Bangkok - Loei bus. Get of at Pha Nok Khao which is a connecting point between Chum Phae - Phu Kradueng. From this point, there is a mini bus to Phu Kradueng National Park.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.30 pm.
Admission : Thai 40 Baht for adult and 20 Baht for child
  Foreigner 400 Baht for adult and 200 Baht for child
  (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 4281 0833
Phu Suan Sai National Park
Location : Na Haeo District
Phu Suan Sai National Park
Phu Suan Sai National Park
Phu Suan Sai National Park is cover an area 117.6 sq km and has 600-1,408 meters high above the sea level. The park was established on 2 April 1991 to honour the anniversary of the 36th birthday of Her Royal Highness Pricess Sirindhorn. This area has the highest mountain is Phu Teen Suan Sai and are also beginning point of river are Hueang River, Phrae River and Pha River. The habitat is largely forest, with evergreen forest and large areas of bamboo. A number of villages lie within the park and areas around them have been cleared for agriculture. There are many plants and wild lives such as antelopes, deer, palm civet, boar, bear, tiger, hyenas, etc. The weather is cool a whole year because the forest is very well reserved. Besides, it is much cold in the winter.

How to get there:
By Car
From Loei, takes the highway 2003. 2031 and 2113 to Na Haeo District and then further to about 4 kilometers to Ban Mueng Prea, turn left to the highway 1268 and turn right at its last junction on 0 km. post. From 0 km. post just a few meters ahead is the Park Headquarters.

From Bangkok-Lomsak, Petchabun takes the highway 203, 2014 and 2113 to Na Haeo District and then further to about 4 kilometers to Ban Mueng Prae, turn left on the highway 1268 and turn right at its last junction on 0 km post. From 0 km post just a few meters ahead is the situated of the Park Headquarters.

From Phisanulok-Chattrakarl District-Bangkok, at 50 kilometers turn right to the highway 1268 and further to 0 km. post from here just a few meters ahead is the Park Headquarters.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08.00 am. - 04.30 pm.
Admission : Thai 40 Baht for adult and 20 Baht for child
  Foreigner 400 Baht for adult and 200 Baht for child
  (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 4281 0833