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A Phetchabun Funeral
The mother inlaw dies at the ripe old age of 93 so it's time to take her to the Temple for the last time.
Thai National Parks in Phetchabun
Khao Kho National Park
Khao Kho National park has high bio-diversity, species and wildlife, beautiful natural tourism places such as the waterfall, caves, isles, islet, cliffs, scenery viewpoint and historical fighting monument encountered between the government and the communist terrorists.
Nam Nao National Park
Phu Phajit mountain is the tallest in the Park and topography comprises evergreen forests and streams.
There are many rivers and streams within this important watershed area Pa Sak River is one of these, it eventually joins the Chao Praya River, others are Pong and Loei rivers and Khon Kaen and Nam Churn streams. All these flow into the Ubonrat Dam.
Tat Mok National Park
The park is mountainous with many high mountains and its provides an important watershed for the Pa Sak and Chi Rivers including Nam Nao National Park. In the past, Tat Mok National Park is a concession forest of the Thai Plywood Company.
Phu Hin Rong Kla
The general topography of the park is steeply mountainous. The northern part of the park in Chaiburi Dstrict borders Laos.
The Southern part of the park runs into Phetchabun Province.
Si Thep Historical Park
Si thep city is situated 107 kms. from Petchabun township area on Phu Khae Lom Sak Road, 25 km. from Amphoe Wichian Buri where an 8 kms. access road branches off, on the left, to Si Thep City which is approximately 1,000 years old. It was the city during the prosperous ancient Khmer period having a lot of archaeological ruins and artifacts.
It is a source of tributaries flowing into the Pa Sak River. It is a high mountain range with abundant plants. Fauna that can be seen include jungle fowls, bamboo rats, jungle cats, and butterflies. The overall area of the park is approximately 8,750 rai.
Khao Plok Lon Forest Reserve
Tourist Sites in Phetchabun
Ban Phu Toei Hot Spring Park
It is a natural hot spring, emerging to the surface. The area has been developed into a health tourism attraction and a relaxing venue. There are daily services of mineral water bathing, spa, body massage, and foot massage provided from 9.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. For further information, contact Tel. 08 1571 7524, 08 4048 8131
Noen Mahatsachan is located at Km. 17.5, Na Ngua – Sado Phong Road on Highway 2258. After driving to this spot, stop the engine, the car will move back up the hill by itself. This happening is from an illusion because when measuring the height of both spots, the hill’s height is lower than that of the path to the hill.
The Nakhonban Phetchabun Cultural Hall
It is a large auditorium hall for the study concerning the history of Phetchabun. It can be divided into 2 parts. The first part is an exhibition of some ancient pictures and antiques from the Fine Arts Department in the various periods of the Phetchabun history. The second part is a stage for performances and presentations on history, traditions, and cultures of Phetchabun.
This monastery has been existing along with Petchabun town itself having a 3 meter high Sukhothai style Phum Khao Binth design pagoda. In March 1967, renovation was made by the Department of Fine Arts and several Buddha images of various periods were found.
More on religious sites in Phetchabun can be found here on our Phetchabun Wats & Temples thread.
The Phetchabun City Pillar Shrine
The pillar is housed in a shrine located in the heart of the city being a stone pillar brought over from Muang Si Thep by H.R.H. Prince Damrong Rachanuparp in the year 1804.
The Huai Pa Dang Reservoir
Huai Pa Deang dam is about 8kms out side of Phetchabun, Its a nice place to go and chillflex out, have a beer, picnic or when the waters low camp out for a night.
Phra Tamnak Khao Kho
Phra Tamnak Khao Kho is located on Khao Ya Mountain. The palace was constructed for the King on the occasion of his royal visit to observe the projects from his royal initiatives, as well as, to visit the people in Khao Kho district and the ones nearby. It is a concrete building in a semi-circle shape with 15 rooms overall making it different from other places.
Bueng Sam Phan
This is a 3 kilometre-long canal with clear water throughout the year. It is a pond for agricultural purposes and for fish breeding. By the pond are restaurants. Every year during November, Bueng Sam Phan District organises a long-tailed boat race competing for the HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Cup.
To get there:
From Phetchabun, take Highway No. 21, passing Ban Wang Chomphu and Nong Phai District into Bueng Sam Phan District at the intersection at Km. 340-341. There will be a direction sign pointing to Bueng Sam Phan for 3 kilometres.
Near Bueng Sam Phan is Sap Chom Phu Arboretum, here you will find waterfalls and nature trails, all free of charge.
The Pho Khun Pha Mueang Memorial
Phu Hin Rong Kla
Wat Trai Phum
A Bathing Buddha or Um Phra Dam Nam ceremony is held each September in Phetchabun Province in honor of a Buddha statue called Phra Buddha Mahadhamaracha.
The statue, cast in the ornamental Lop Buri style, was found in the Pasak River by a group of farmers around four hundred years ago and was taken to be housed in Wat Trai Phum.
According to local legend, the Buddha statue has twice disappeared from the temple only to be discovered again in the water.
Consequently, a water oriented Buddhist holiday pays homage to the mystical image of the Buddha.
Phetchabun Sweet Tamarind Festival and Red Cross Fair
Sales of sweet tamarind products, agricultural products, Thai arts and cultural performances, various forms of entertainment, local sports competitions, booths of the Red Cross and the provincial office and various government ministries, as well as local games and activities.
Hotels & Guesthouses in Phetchabun
Kosit Hill Hotel
39 Samakhichai Rd.,T.Naimuang,A,Mueang,