Phu Muang Forest Park
The park is located in Mu 5, Tambon Chorakhe Samphan, 40 kilometres from Amphoe Mueang. You can go via Highway 321 and get onto highway 3342 at kilometre 128-129. Drive for another 500 metres, the park entrance will be on the right.
Phu Muang Forest Park acquires a total area of 1,725 rai (690 acres), which is covered by mixed and bamboo forests. Its attractions include:
Nature trail The 1.5-kilometre trail leads you through forests packed with various kinds of trees such as Makha, bamboo, etc.
Ancient elephant kraal The earthen elephant kraals date back to 1,500 years ago. There are a total of three kraals covering an area of 10 rai (4 acres).
Laterite Base of Draravati Building The laterite foundation dates back to the Draravati period. It is presumed to have been a venue for royal rituals before catching wild elephants.
Namtok Phu Muang This waterfall was mentioned in the literature Khun Chang -Khun Phaen. With fivetiers, it cascades by the elephant kraal and laterite foundation. Lush forest on the mountain range, Khao Phra, has various kinds of tree and stony field where cycads dot around. Permission for staying overnight should be arranged in advance. For further information, please contact Phu Muang Forest Park, Tel. 0 1943 5188.