Phetchabun Province

Sap Chomphu Arboretum

It is a source of botanical knowledge where there are mixed deciduous forests and various kinds of herbal plants. The inside of the arboretum is nicely decorated with flowers and decorative plants, with 3 waterfalls; namely, Namtok Hin Ngam, Namtok Sai Ngam and Namtok Than Ngam.

To get there:
From Phetchabun, take Highway No. 21, passing Ban Wang Chomphu to Nong Phai District. At Km. 156 to Nong Phai District, turn into the Ban Phot – Wang Pla Road for 7 kilometres. For further information, contact the Phetchabun Forest Office Tel. 0 5671 1446.

Nong Nari Arboretum

Inside the arboretum lies a large lotus pond suitable for relaxation due to its shady atmosphere. Visitors can drive around the pond. There are also restaurants provided.

Rai B.N

Rai B.N. is a private agriculture plantation growing cold-climate crops, including various flowers which alternately bloom throughout the year. It is situated on the route to Khao Kho 3 kilometres from Ban Camp Son and fruit-based items for sale.

Sunflower Blossom on the Mountain at Bueng Sam Phan

Bueng Samphan covers the area of Ban Khao Phluang and Ban Pa Yang, Sa Kaeo Sub-district, where there is sunflower planting on Phukhao Luang, covering an area of more than 10,000 rai in December. In the morning when the sunflowers are in bloom, this mountain will become a spectacular golden sunflower field. In December, Bueng Sam Phan District will organise the event “Sunflower Blossom on the Mountain at Bueng Sam Phan”. In the event, there will be a contest of the largest sunflower, a sunflower beauty contest, the preservation of sunflower seeds, and sales of agricultural produce.

To get there:
From Phetchabun, take Highway No. 21, passing Nong Phai District until reaching the intersection. At the intersection, turn left into Highway No. 225, the similar way to Chaiyaphum for 18 kilometres. At Sap Bon Intersection, turn left for 14 kilometres to Ban Pa Yang. At Ban Pa Yang, the 10,000 rai of sunflower fields will be seen.

Khao Kho Wildlife Captive Breeding Centre, Phetchabun (Khao Kho Open Zoo)

Khao Kho Wildlife Captive Breeding Centre, Phetchabun (Khao Kho Open Zoo) is a research centre on the breeding of wildlife in Khao Kho (a project under the Royal Initiative), which is operated by the Wildlife Conservation Office, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Flora in accordance with the Royal Initiative of Their Majesties the King and the Queen influenced by their royal visit to Khao Kho. Moreover, the Wildlife Conservation Division has established a Wildlife Breeding Centre, as well as, the Khao Kho Open Zoo, covering an area of 20 square kilometres in Khao Kho Sub-district, Sado Phong Sub-district and Nong Mae Na Sub-district in Khao Kho District.

Wildlife bred and propagated at the centre can be categorised into 3 types; namely, mammals, birds, as well as, reptiles and amphibians.

There are 3 bungalows provided for tourists at the centre. Each is for 10 persons. For a group visit, a letter requesting a lecturer should be submitted in advance to the Chief, Khao Kho Wildlife Captive Breeding Centre, Khao Kho District, Phetchabun 67270, Tel. 08 6887 7393. For further information, please contact the Wildlife Breeding Centre, Wildlife Conservation Division, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Flora, Bangkok, Tel. 0 2561 4292 ext: 713, 0 2579 9630. To get there: Take the similar route to Si Dit Waterfall. At Km. 7, turn left and go further for approximately 3.5 kilometres.