Phu Kradueng National Park Northeast Thailand
Phu Kradueng National Park comprises 348 square
kilometers and covers mountain terrain in Phu Kradueng Loei Province. The highest elevation is 1,350 meters at Phu Khum Khao .
- The geography of Phu Kradueng National Park is a mountain with a a massive flat topped mountain with smaller rolling hills and is a centre for plants that prefer a cooler climate. On the plateau are 50 kilometers of hiking trails which are especially marked out for hikers meandering around the plateau to cliffs with stunning views, waterfalls and sparse meadows of flowering plants.
vegetation ecosystems are Mixed Deciduous Forest, Deciduous Dipterocarp
Forest, Evergreen Forest, Hill Evergreen Forest and Pine Forest. The Park is famous for is flowers from November to December inclusive.
- The forest is also home to large mammal animal species including, Elephant, Tiger, Sambar Deer, Asian Black Bear, Giant Squirrel, Gibbon, Malayan Flying Lemur, Serow, Siamese Hare and Common Muntjuk.
- Phu Kradueng is home to native violets, slipper orchids, ground and tree dwelling orchids.
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Loei Province Waterfalls
- Waterfalls are the most popular destination of tourists. In Isan the number of waterfalls is huge. Hence, the list of the spectacular ones is long. Owing to its largely mountainous terrain, Loei Province is particularly rich in waterfalls, called nam tokin Thai, in amazing natural settings. They include Wang Kwang, Phen Phop Mai, Phon Phop, Phen Phop, Tham Yai, Than Sawan, Tham So Nuea, Tham So Tai and Sa Anodat in the Phu Kradueng National Park, Huai Phai in the Phu Ruea National Park, Suan Hom and Phlang Din in the Suan Hin Pha Ngam Park, Suan Hom, also known as Santi Thara, and Phiang Din, also known as Wisut Thara, in Nong Hin District, Pla Ba, also known as Tat San, in Phu Ruea District; Kaeng Song Khon in Dan Sai District and Than Sawan, Khring as well as Tat Hueang in Na Haeo District.
- Much of the mountain area of Loei Province is under environmental protection. Examples are, in descending order by area size in square kilometres, the Phu Luang Plant and Wildlife Preserve (897) straddling parts of Wang Saphung, Phu Ruea, Dan Sai, and Phu Luang Districts; Phu Kradueng National Park (348) in the western part of Phu Kradueng District, Phu Rua National Park (121) in Phu Ruea District, Na Haeo National Park in Na Haeo District; and Phu Pha Man National Park (350) in the eastern part of Phu Kradueng District and beyond covering most of Phu Pha Man District of neighbouring Khon Kaen Province.