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Pha Taem National Park, Ubon Ratchathani Province

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Pha Taem National Park is located in Ubon Ratchathani Province. Plan your visit to Pha Taem National Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Khong Chiam vacation planner.
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  • It had been a long time since we were last here, and we decided to get up in the darkness so that we could drive out to Pha Taem in time for the sunrise. It was more than worth the effort. The gate wa...  more »
  • We did not get to see the sunrise at Pha Taem (which is supposed to be one of the most beautiful in Thailand) but we walked to see the ancient painting sites. We took to the 3.8km walk around, very we...  more »
  • Cool place for taking pictures. Just be prepared, it is very hot right now. Interesting rock formations.  more »
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  • 400 Baht entrance fee. Walkway to the historic paintings is well maintained. Avoid the fourth group of paintings when traveling with children or others not experienced in mountain hiking as the way is very close to the cliff.
  • If you do not like walking in the hot heat without water. Do not visit. Great experience which I will not forget. Will make it back one day and camp out to watch the rising sun.
  • A must visit. If not for the scorching sun, I would have walked a full circle to see all 4 painting group. I would come during early morning on possible second visit.
  • I visited 8 years ago and it was free for everyone. Yesterday, it was 400 baht for foreigners, 70 baht for Thais under age 65, and free for senior Thai citizens. Nothing much has changed other than that.
  • Really off the beaten track. The tourist numbers visiting Pa Taem (or lack there-of) tells the real story of this place. There are no buses full of hordes running riot over the various attractions of this large national park, in the most eastern part of Thailand. The roads are relatively empty inside the park area and at most of the locations I visited, there were just a handful of sightseers. I planned my tour so I was at Pa Taem during the week days and in some sites I visited I was the only sightseer there. Silence is golden. The trek out to Pa Chek - the majestic viewpoint over the Mekong and Laos beyond - was a real outback adventure with the track barely recognisable in some places. It's a 5 - 6 km trek (round trip) so go in the morning to beat the heat and take at least 1.5 litres of drinking water per person as well. Pa Taem national Park is quite possibly the best kept secret in Thailand Tourism at the moment. For overnight accommodation if you are going to Sam Phan Bok, the Plaifah Resort is highly recommended.

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