Loei - Phu Ruea National Park


Phu Ruea National Park
General Information

Located in Loei, one of the coolest provinces of Thailand.
It is rugged mountain range and also the headwater of many rivers of Loei.
Phu Ruea is the highest peak of 1,365m above sea level.
At the top, it is viewpoint that you can panoramically see Hueang and Khong Rivers.More than half of the top of Phu Ruea is covered with low shrubbery, grasslands and strangely formed rock formations.
Due to the cool climate the area is rich in orchid species which flower throughout the year.
Pha Lon Noi is good point to see the sun rise.


It is a high mountain comprised of sandy and granite.
The highest peak is Phuruea.
It is 1,365 meters high from the sea level.
The other important peaks are Phusun, which is 1,035 meters high from the sea level, and Phuku, which is 1,000 meters high from the sea level.
It is the water source of many creeks and rivers such as Huai Nam Dan, Huai Bong, Huai Thiangna, Huai Saikhao, Huai Tio, and Huay Phai which is the source of Huai Phai waterfall.


It is in Loei where is the coldest city in Thailand, and high above the mountain, therefore it is cool a whole year especially in the winter season.
There is hails ‘Mae kaning” therefore the tourists need to be well prepared.

Flora and Fauna

Phuruea has many kinds of plants and wild lives such as wild roses, moss, fern, wild orchid, bear, barking deer, boar, hyena, monkey, squirrel, wild fowl, rabbit, turtle, as well as birds.

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Phu Ruea High Altitude Agricultural Research Station

Phu Ruea District is an ideal location for growing exotic flora such as African violets, hydrangeas, petunias and phlox due to its cool and dry climate pattern which is hardly seen in any other northeastern province.

The staff of the Research Station works with local farmers to promote new cash crops such as macadamia, strawberries, passion fruit, potted and table plants and cut flowers.
In addition, the station is responsible for plant species research of species such as peaches, Chinese chestnuts, grapes, Chinese pears, macadamia nuts, strawberries, etc.

The station also produces plant seeds, publicizes technology, and provides training for local farmers and concerned parties.

The station is not merely a research center for educational purposes, but is also the hub for the exchange of technological knowledge and real-life experiences (local wisdom).

Other responsibilities of the station include oversight of a wild-life sanctuary and welcoming visitors who come to appreciate the beauty of its ideal location and its activities.

Tourist facilities include toilets, accommodations, food and beverages.
Lectures complete with a demonstration of flower gardening and ornamental plant plantations are also provided.
Advance booking is recommended (at least 3 weeks).

Location: Tambon Pla Ba, Amphoe phu Ruea, Loei 42160, Tel. 042 – 891398, 891199