Phu Pha Thoep National Park - Things to Know Before Visiting
ถนนมุกดาหาร-ดอนตาล Na Si Nuan, Mueang Mukdahan District, Chang Wat Mukdahan 49000, Thailand
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About Phu Pha Thoep National Park
Phu Pha Thoep National Park is a small protected area covering 48.5 km² in Mukdahan Province east of Thailand. The forests are mainly mixed deciduous and dipterocarp forest, in deepers areas up on mountains there are few areas with evergreen forests along some cliffs. There are no bigger mammals in the park. Some 10 species of flowers bloom on some parts of the park around October to November every year. The highest point in the park is Phu Jongsi at 420 metres.
Attractions Near Phu Pha Thoep National Park
Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park is a national park that lies in the Amnat Charoen, Mukdahan, and Yasothon Provinces of Thailand. The park's headquarters are located at Amphoe Don Tan, Mukdahan Province. The park is covered by dwarf dry dipterocarp forest. There is a 423 m high mountain in it. On the mountaintop there are 11 stone pools which are a few metres wide. Oddly, all of them are occupied by different species of colourful lotus found normally in swamps.
Wat Songkhon Morana Sakkhee, the place to worship Virgin Mary, is located in Ban Songkhon,Mukdahan province, and is the most beautiful and largest Roman Catholic chapel in Southeast Asia, built with a modern architecture. The place has been awarded in 1996, on its outstanding architecture by Association of Siamese Architects Under the Royal Patronage. There were seven wax figures of the seven martyrs who dedicated their lives in the spiritual forest to prove their faith in God.
One of the most highly revered temples of North-East Thailand. The temple named Wat Phra That Phanom, with its beautiful chedi being the most recognizable landmark of the area, that is not much visited by foreign tourists. The chedi named That Phanom with its very elegant shape is painted in white and decorated with gold ornaments. The top of the chedi contains 110 kilos of gold. The base of the chedi is decorated with reliefs showing scenes from Brahman mythology.
St Michael's Church, Songyae is a Roman Catholic parish church in the northeastern Thai village of Nong Songyae. The Tourism Authority of Thailand has designated the church as a unique cultural heritage site of the sort Unseen in Thailand.
Wat Phra Lao Thep Nimit is a Buddhist temple in Amnat Charoen Province, Thailand, situated on Highway 2134, 2 km from Amphoe Phana. The temple has a Lanna-style chapel which houses the principal Buddha image Phra Lao Thep Nimit. Built in 1720, the Buddha image, in subduing Mara attitude decorated by gold leaves, is considered the most beautiful Buddha image of Northeast Region.
Phra That Kong Khao Noi is an ancient stupa. It is a structure that enshrines holy Buddhist relics. Built during the 18th-20th century in the Ayutthaya period. It is 9 kilometers away from Yasothon town.
Where is Phu Pha Thoep National Park
Discover More Attractions in Mukdahan, Where Phu Pha Thoep National Park Is Located
The province is in the Mekong valley. Mukdahan has many attractions like Skyscraping Ho Kaeo Tower, Phu Pha Thoep and Kaeng Kabao, Famous Sweet Tamarind, Large Ancient Kettledrum, Origin of Lam Phaya, Stunning View of the Mekong River, Gateway to Indochina.