Phu Phrabat Bua Bok Forest Park วนอุทยานภูพระบาทบัวบก, Ban Phue

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Forest Religious Site
Phu Phra Bat Buabok is a forest park in Ban Phue District, Udon Thani Province, northeast Thailand.Named after two Buddha footprints carved into rocks in the Lan Xang style, the park is on a disconnected sandstone hill in the western area of the Phu Phan mountains. The hill tops at 352 m elevation, and extends 9 km in the north-south direction and 2 km in the east-west direction. Three major kinds of forest are found at the hill: dry dipterocarp forest at the foothills, mixed deciduous forest in the plain surrounding the hill, and dry evergreen forest on the hill itself.The park covers an area of 13 km2 of the Pa Kua Num Forest Reserve. It was officially gazetted on 20 February 1996. 5.4 km2 of the area form the Phu Phra Bat Historical Park, which was established in 1981, covering the 81 cultural sites on the hill at the rock outcrops.The forest park together with the historical park have been on the tentative list of future world heritage sites since 2004.
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  • I attempted the daytrip from Nong Khai which first required 55 baht truck ride which I thought would take me directly to the park but only took me about half way where I had to hire a tuk tuk driver w...  more »
  • It's about halfway between Udon Thani and Nong Khai, roughly a 65 km journey from either city. You have lots of chances to take photos, and you get an English brochure when you arrive. Expect to take ...  more »
  • If you are in the Udon Thani/Nong Khai I would highly recommend visiting this park. Carved from glacial movements over a million years ago this park area is a fantastic way to spend a day. You will se...  more »

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