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Phu Ruea National Park  Phu Rua National Park, is located in Tambon Nong Bua, Amphoe Phu Ruea and Amphoe Tha Li. Its northern boundary connects to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic where there are gigantic mountains with a large plain on their tops and complex pine trees. Its special characteristic is an overhanging cliff in the similar shape as a prow of a junk. Geographically, it is an undulating mountain range comprising sandstone and granite mountains. Fauna which can be widely seen are bear, barking deer, Asiatic wild dogs, Siamese firebacks, and Siamese big headed turtles. Since Phu Ruea National Park is located on a high mountain, the climate at the park is cool throughout the year. It is also considered as the coolest national park of the country. It is especially cool during winter with the dewdrops at the top of the grass becoming frost. They are called in local language as Mae Khaning. The park covers an area of about 75,525 rai. The most appropriate time to travel is during October to March.

Interesting attractions in the national park is as follows


Decho Viewpoint  is a view spot for the sunrise. On a clear weather day, tourists can see various

mountains of Loei.

Pha Lon Noi is three kilometres from the national park’s headquarters. It is a beautiful place to

admire the sunrise. From this spot, Phu Luang, Phu Pha Sat, Phu Khrang and a sea of complex

mountain ranges can be seen.

Pha Sapthong or Pha Kulap is located about 2.5 kilometres from the office of the national park.

It is a steep cliff with seepage full of water throughout the year where there is plenty of golden yellow lichen.

Namtok Huai Phai is about two kilometres from the office of the national park. This waterfall is dropping from a steep cliff with an approximate height of 30 metres. The water from this waterfall is also utilised to produce pipe water in Amphoe Phu Ruea.

Yot Phu Ruea  is the highest spot in the national park which is 1,365 metres above sea level. Within its compound is a stone terrace and grass field mixed with pine forest comprising Pinus merkusii which is naturally grown and Kesiya pine which is planted. From this spot, tourists can see the Hueang River and the Mekong River which marks the border between Thailand and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Moreover, there are other interesting attractions such as Tham Hin Taek, Hin Khang Mo, Hin Wua Non, Hin Phan Khanmak, Hin Phra Siwa, Suan Hin Tao, Thung Hin Lek Fai. These rocks, deriving their names from their shapes, are located in the middle of the grass field. During the end of the rainy season to the beginning of the winter, there are plenty of tiny and admirable flowers scattered in this area.


Accommodation The national park provides accommodation for tourists. For further information, please contact and reserve in advance at the office of the national park at Tel. 0 4288 4144 or at the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Flora at Tel. 0 2562 0760.

To get there From the centre of Mueang Loei, take Highway No. 203, the Loei – Phu Ruea route for about 54 kilometres and turn right at Km. 49 - 50 at the Phu Ruea District Office and go further for about four kilometres. It can be accessible by car and continue with the 700 metre walking trail to the summit of the mountain.

Loei Province, Page 7, Phu Ruea National Park  Phu Rua National Park.