Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Chaiyaphum, Thailand. Interesting destinations within
the reserve are as follows:
Thung Kramang is a large area of grassland located in the middle of the reserve,
is an important source of food for herbivores. On top of the hill over Thung Kramang
lies a royal residence overlooking the reservoir.
Phrom River On its east lies Huai Dat or Lam Dok, the main brook shifting the water
from the lower part of Chulabhorn Dam to produce the electricity. It also directs
the flow into the Lam Su Brook which has water throughout the year. Above the Phrom
River is located Lan Chan, consisting of a rock terrace and a deep crooked pool within
a serene and shady atmosphere.
Lan Chan and Tat Hin Daeng Lan Chan is a large rock terrace along the Phrom River
with water throughout the year. It is a shady area full of various kinds of big and
small trees due to it being surrounded by evergreen forests with moss, fern, rattan,
betel-vine and various kinds of medicinal plants growing there.
Bueng Paen It is grassland similar to Thung Kamang, but it lies in a lower plain
which floods during the rainy season. In the dry season, there is a swamp in the
middle of the plain.
Namtok Tat Khro is a large and high waterfall to the south of Thung Kramang near
the Phu Khiao Forest Safeguard Centre in Nong Bua Daeng District. The water from
this waterfall will run down to the Saphung River.
Namtok Huai Wai is a 3-tiered waterfall. Each of its levels is 20 metres high. The
location where it runs through the mountain is the pass in between Khao Phu Noi and
Khao Phu Khiao Yai.
Namtok Nakkharat : The width of this waterfall is approximately 5 metres with 3 tiers
of different height. Nearby the waterfall one finds and abundance of Phaya Nakkharat
( Polynesian foot fern ) and it is therefore that the waterfall is called Namtok
Phu Khing is the summit of the Khao Khiao mountain range with a height of 1,167
metres above sea level. It is considered as the 5th highest one of the Northeast
and is located in the Phu Khiao Wildlife Reserve.
The Phu Khio Wildlife Breeding Research Station There are many kinds of wildlife
to see, particularly sambar deer and brown-antlered deer.
Pha Thewada The rocks at this cliff are white - similar to limestone - with a water
flow passing through called Chi Phut. It is the origin of the Chi River with a width
of 10-15 metres running through the south of the mountain and down to the Chi Yai
River at Ban Lon.