Pa Hin Ngam National Park, Thep Sathit

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Pa Hin Ngam is a national park in Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand. "Hin ngam" means "beautiful stone", "pa" means "forest". The park got its name from the strange rock formations at the west end of the park. Erosion has carved several large rocks into striking and unusual shapes.In 1985, the Tep Satit Forestry Department first surveyed the area, long popular with locals, and recommended its protection. In October 1986, Pa Hin Ngam Park was created, covering 10 km2 around the strange rock formations which gave the park its name. In 1993, the Forestry Department of Thailand conducted a more thorough survey including the surrounding area, and recommended that it become a national park. The national park covering 112 km2 was created on 19 September 1994, which was officially gazetted in 2007.The park is at the boundary of the Dong Phaya Yen Mountains and the Khorat Plateau. The steep cliff at the 846 m high Sut Phan Din viewpoint affords a view into a valley of the Sonthi River and the Sap Langka Wildlife Sanctuary. The name "Sut Phan Din" means "end of land", reflecting the steepness of the cliff. This cliff also marks the watershed between the Chao Phraya and the Mekong rivers. Lan Hin Ngam It was caused by the erosion of the soil and rocks into different shapes, which can be imagined as many kinds of objects and animals such as nails, radar, and hens. Dok Kra Jiao or Bua Sawan Field Kra Jiao, a kind of curcuma, is an annual plant in the same species as ginger-galingale, scattered generally from Lan Hin Ngam to the Sut Phaendin viewpoint. Near the viewpoint is one of the fields of the Siam tulip, called "Dok Kra Jiao" in Thai. The dipterocarp forests bloom with the purple flowers at the beginning of the rainy season in July. Sut Phaendin is a steep cliff and the highest point of the Phang Hoei mountain range, two kilometres from the park office at 846 metres elevation. It is the cliff connecting between the central and northeastern regions. Namtok Thep Phana is a medium-size waterfall originating from Huai Krachon flowing from the Phang Hoei mountain range. It has three tiers. There is water only during the rainy season.
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  • July 1, 2017
    Go to month Jul krachiao blossom meadows also has a few. Should the tram into the obvious plot krachiao, then walk up to the cliff end and wait for the tram ride to the rocky ride to come before beauty rangklap yard rock suckers.
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  • May 4, 2017
    Blooming krachiao flower fields Splashes of vivid, give people compliments. elevator to come this season will see colorful flowers in bloom pretty much. There all the way and watch the wild mountains. This is natural.
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  • February 23, 2017
    Sprawling views where you can see for miles. Lots of places for spectacular photographs. You must pay a fee to enter and it's a good spot to bring your lunch to.  more »
  • July 4, 2017
    Beautiful nature, but that the people too
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  • April 19, 2016
    This place is amazing. Nature has build up with our world, and not the human acts are obvious krachiao up full. When the season is the most beautiful krachiao portrays and this place will be the dividing line is the northern region. Northeastern and central region and this area is the northern and central areas, approximately 800 m than people who have never visited seems to find an opportunity to once and then you will be so surprised and proud country of Thailand, we have attractions, none overseas. Bro
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  • October 25, 2016
    Morning rains, fog, held Very impressive, good weather hiking A leisurely walk. Not tired of both children and the elderly, there are streaks of krachiao blossom.
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  • August 16, 2016
    Beautiful location Good morning visit krachiao blossom viewing early Jun-Aug. Because the flower is blooming krachiao food available for sale. How much does the clean bathrooms.
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  • March 10, 2016
    Dok krachiao pretty much The pathway environment. see obvious krachiao nature.
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