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Phu Rua National Park Loei Province


Phu Rua National Park


  • Phu Rua National Park, as with Phu Kradung, is located on the western mesas and is special for its profusion of unusual plants (orchids, rhododendrons and pines). Phu Rua comprises 121 square kilometres (47 square miles) and is situated on one of the flat topped sandstone plateaus with a maximum elevation of 1,365 meters (4,478 feet). The peak of Phu Rua is accessible by motor vehicle driving from Loei.
  • Phu Rua is located in Loei and at its highest peak is 1,365 meters above sea level. The other lesser peaks are Phu Ku at 1,000 meters and Phu Sun at 1,035 meters above sea level. ''Phu'' is the Tai Lao word for mountain just as ''Doi'' is the Khon Muang word for mountain in Upper North Thailand.
  • Phu Rua comprises open pine forest, savannah fields with diverse ground flora and large natural rockeries on which grow Rhododendrons and other epilithic plants. There are approximately 105 bird species and the animals to be seen are Barking Deer, squirrels and Siamese Hares. One interesting feature of Phu Rua is the rock formations cut by wind and rain into the sandstone.
  • The wildlife at Phu Rua comprises barking deer, wild boar, monkeys and squirrels. The terrain is not desirable for larger mammals.



Phu Rua National Park