Thailand's national parks are full of hidden natural wonders and Phu Hin Rong Kla claims its name as one of the most attractive and very well know national parks in Thailand. Besides so many waterfalls around the national park area, the national park is famous for "Lan Hin Taek", a sandstone nature trail. Watch the vlog I made in Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park for more insights.
Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park is situated mainly in Phitsanulok Province nearly 130 km from Phitsanulok city center, this 307 km² mountainous park extends east into Loei and Phetchabun provinces nearly 40km from the Laotian border. The national park is about 6 hours drive from Bangkok. Due to its rugged terrain and strategic location, the park was an ideal place for guerrilla warfare and became a stronghold for the Communist Party of Thailand (CPT) back in the ’70s, the remains of their camps and hides are one of the main attractions of the park. Phu Hin Rong Kla was declared as a national park in 1984, only two years after the defeat of the insurgents. Source: Thai National Parks
The park is home to several impressive viewpoints and waterfalls, the park is also famous for its flower and lush forests. One of the most characteristics attractions of the park is the strange rock formations in Lan Hin Taek area some 400 meters west from HQ (Campsite).
Covering an area of some 10 acres, the rock terrain Lan Hin Taek has many long fissures caused by the shifting of the earth’s crust.
Some fissures smaller, others are so huge that you can even hide a whole truck inside. Such unique rock formations may be caused by deflection or earth’s surface movement. Source: Tourism Thailand
The entrance fees are 500 THB for foreigners (children 250 THB) and 40 THB for Thai citizens (children 20 THB), cars 30 THB (August 2016 prices). Source: Thai National Parks
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