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Pak Mun Dam and Kaeng Tana National Park
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Track Isan Trip introduction Destination name: Kind of attraction: Thailand’s province:
Kaeng Tana National Park Ubon Ratchathani
Kaeng Tana National Park is located in Thailand, in an
1 day Slow Walk Trip to Pak Mun Dam and Kaeng Tana National Park starting from Ubon Ratchathani If you want to spend some time within Isan’s nature and learn about the Pak Mun Dam and the Kaeng Tana National Park, this is an itinerary worth considering. An itinerary for a full day.
area of Khong Chiam district, Ubon Ratchathani province. The general landscape is a highland with small hills, and is passed by Moon and Khong rivers. There are many under water caves so lots of fish are living here. In the middle of Khong river there is a large rock as an island. The National Park covers the area of 80 km2. It was declared a national park on the 13th July 1981 as the 31st national park of Thailand. Topography The park is a highland and is passed by the Mun and Khong rivers. The average high is about 200 meters above sea level. The highest peak-Ban Tad peak stands at 543 meters
You can however easily combine this nature walk with another trip to make it a compact full weekend itinerary in Isan. The destination, starting from Bangkok is Ubon Ratchathani.
Climate It is monsoonal area so it is not too hot in summer
4. Walk - using our detailed map - to the Pak Mun Dam (B), a distance of 4.7 km, circa 1 hour walk. Here your guide will explain what happened some years ago. Stroll around or have a break for a cool drink.
and it is not too cold in cool season. But it is rain abundantly in rainy season that made people like to visit here in connecting period of rainy and cool season because the weather is comfortably pleasant.
Flora and Fauna The park is covered by deciduous forest, which has dwarf Shorea obtusa, Shorea siamensis, Dipterocarpus obtusifollus. Beside, there are some dry evergreen forests around Huay (Stream) and Don (prominence) Tana. Main plants are Eugenia cumini, Pterocarpus macrocarpus, Xylia kerril, teak, grassland and bamboo. The wildlife are wild pig, barking deer, civet, macaque, gibbon, birds and fishes. Walking This is a Slow Walk Trip 1-day itineraryd designed for seniors. You will walk at low pace for total circa 11 km in a 2½ to 3½ hours timeframe
Photography There are many locations during this trip to make fabulous land-scape pictures for your family album, so take your camera with you ! !
1. Take in the early morning an airplane of your choice from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani. 2. Our Phawech chauffeur will pick you up from the airport in Ubon Ratchathani. Here will start this 1-day excursion. 3. We drive by SUV or Van to a location along the provincial road 2222 (A). From here your walk starts after a short introduction about the detailed map you will receive.
5. Then you will walk to the entrance of the Kaeng Tana National Park (C), a distance of 2 km, circa ½ hour walk, followed by a break for a lunch. 6. Continue walking for another 3.0 km (circa 45 minutes) to the meeting point (C) along the provincial road 2222. From here the chauffeur will bring you back to Ubon Ratchathani.
Don Tana it is a soil prominence on the center that separates the Moon river into two lines, which is 460 meters wide and 700 meters long. It is covered by delighted dry evergreen and teak forests.
Huay Kwang Waterfall It is in Klong Jeen District and has water flowing along the level of the stones.
Huay Mark Creek and Waterfall It is above Ban Huay mark, and it is very big and has water flowing along the levels of stones. Kaeng Tana Tana Rapid, the big sandstone rapid in the middle of Mun river of lower Don Tana. In rainy season the heavy current flows over the islet, so then you can not swim there, but during other periods: yes
Phar Cave or Phu Mar Nai Cave
7. Board the airplane back to Bangkok in the evening after an optional dinner at a local restaurant in Ubon Ratchathani. Tad Ton Waterfall It is located on Huay Tad Ton. The beautiful waterfall has water flowing over a curved cliff, it looks like a movie screen.
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Published on Jul 6, 2011
An itinerary for a 1-day nature-walk trip for seniors, to the infamous Pak Mun Dam and the beautiful Kaeng Tana National Park, located in No...