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Thung Salaeng Luang National Park continued :-

A prominent resident is the Siamese fire back pheasant, a leading candidate for Thailand's national bird because it was once so common and frequently referred to in classical Thai literature. It also once helped advertise the country. A pair was sent to Napoleon III of France in 1862 along with diplomatic envoys, eliciting interest in both the exotic animal and its place of origin.

 

Thung Salaeng: This meadow is reached by two routes. There is a 40 km long trail running south from the park's headquarters to the meadow but it can only be negotiated by 4 wheel drive vehicles. The other option is arriving via the Khao Kor - Phetchabun road which runs south-east of the park and turning off at Nong Mae Na. A gravel route leads to the park boundary and meadow.

 

Thung Nang Phaya: This favourite camping site located in the south - west is known for its stunning combination of meadow and pine trees. It can most easily be reached from the Nong Mae entry to the park, with 4 wheel drive cars recommended especially during the rainy season.

 

Thung Non Son: It is situated on a plateau deep in the park's centre. During October to December this 11,000 hectares meadow is resplendent with large clusters of flowers. To get there from the headquarters, drive along the same road that leads to Thung Salaeng Luang for 15 km until a right turn-off route. From there it is a 17 km trek along a mountain ridge to Thung Non Son.

 

Kaeng Sopha waterfall: It is a large waterfall with three levels flowing through many islets. Along the highway no. 12 (Phitsanulok - Lomsak) there is a turn-off route to the fall ( to the south ) between km markers 71 and 72.

Accommodations and facilities

There are seven bungalows sleeping 5 to 12 people at the park's headquarters located at km. 80 ( on highway no. 12 ). Five bungalows sleeping 6 to 12 people are available at Nong Mae Na office. Four camping sites are also in the park.

How to get there

The park's headquarters is easily reached from either Phitsanulok or Lomsak using highway no. 12. It is located at km. 80, to the south of the road.

 

Contact address Thung Salaeng Luang National Park P.O. Box 64, Amphur Muang  Phitsanulok Province 65000  Tel: 01-226 0728 Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park encompasses portions of Phitsanulok, Phetchabun and Loei. It was formerly a battleground between Thai government forces and communist insurgents. The park contains Lan Hin Taek, natural rock formations covered with orchids, ferns, moss, lichens and seasonal flowers.