Top 7 attractions to explore in Chaiyaphum
The name of the province literally means 'land of victory'. Four national parks are in the province: Tat Ton National Park is in the northwest, Sai Thong National Park in the west Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the southwest, Phu Laenkha National Park in the northwest of Chaiyaphum city.
Designated as a national park in 1972, Nam Nao covers 966 km² in the mountainous forests of Phetchabun and Chaiyapum provinces in Northeast Thailand. It is the best national park in the area and one of the best in the country with good wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and hiking possibilities, supporting a range of IUCN red-listed animals and birds. The flora consists mainly of dry dipterocarp, mixed deciduous, hill evergreen, vast bamboo groves, pine forests, and some grassland areas.
Pa Hin Ngam is a national park in Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand. "Hin Ngam" means "beautiful stone", "pa" means "forest". The park got its name from the strange rock formations at the west end of the park. Erosion has carved several large rocks into striking and unusual shapes. The park is at the boundary of the Dong Phaya Yen Mountains and the Khorat Plateau. The steep cliff at the 846 m high Sut Phan Din viewpoint affords a view into a valley of the Sonthi River and the Sap Langka Wildlife San
Known for one of the best wildlife spots in Thailand, Phue Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary covers 1,560 km² in Chaiyaphum Province in Western Isaan Complex. The sanctuary is adjacent to 3 other protected areas; Nam Nao National Park to north, Tat Mok National Park to west and Ta Bao-Huai Yai Wildlife Sanctuary to south-west.
Phu Lan Kha National Park area consists of complicated mountains and plateaus approximately 200 to 725m above sea level. There are many unique and beautiful places for example Hin Ngam Chan Dang Forest, Natural Arch Rock, Orchid Cliff, Tard Hin Dard Waterfall, Tard Tone Waterfall, Pra Cave, Keng Cliff, and Pair Cliff. There are hiking and camping in the area and also many other tourist attractions to see and explore.
The Sai Thong national park covers approximately 34,000 acres of Phang Hoei mountain range. The park headquarters is at Tambon Wang Takhe. The most important attraction at the park is Sai Thong Waterfall, located approximately 1 kilometer from the park office. There, a stream cascades down rocks from a height of about 100 meters from top to bottom. There is also a large field of Dok Krachiao that rivals the flowers at Pa Hin Ngam in Amphoe Thep Sathit.
Tat Ton National Park is a national park in Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand. The park is in the Laen Kha mountain range. It features waterfalls and mountain highland scenery. The park encompasses three peaks of the Laen Kha mountains: Phu Kaset, Phu Dee, and Phu Youk.
Wat Phra Phutthabat is a Buddhist temple in Saraburi, Thailand. It is among the oldest Buddhist temples in Thailand. Its name means "temple of Buddha's footprint" because it contains a natural depression believed to be a footprint of the Buddha. Phra Phutthabat temple is built in the mountains, mostly surrounded by forest.
Map of attractions in Chaiyaphum