BY The Bear Travelers

Prehistoric Sights at Pha Taem National Park

One of the best parts about visiting Thailand for a holiday adventure is that there is so much to see and do. 

Are you tired of relaxing on the beach in Phuket or Samui or partying in Pattaya? Do you want to experience something different? Come along to explore the stunning Pha Taem National park. Thailand is home to some of the most awe-inspiring national parks and some of the most unique wildlife, flora, and fauna. 

Let us take you on a journey to Pha Taem National park which is one of the most mesmerizing places you laid your eyes upon.

 

The Bear Travel  Fun Fact!

Pha Taem National park is a beautiful tree-covered forest along the famous Mekong river offering its visitors to explore extensive prehistoric rock art and the stunning geological phenomenon of mushroom rocks. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit this tranquil forest.

 

Exploring Pha Taem National Park

Pha Taem National Park is set over 140 square kilometers in the Khong Chiam District, Ubon Ratchathani. The park is close to the Cambodian border in Eastern Thailand. This national park enjoys lots of dreamy rainforest areas. There are stunning plateaus, rolling hills, and mesmerizing cliff faces that are from earthquakes in bygone times. 

The range of flora and fauna at the park is impressive. With beautiful wildflowers that grow amongst the rocky outcrops, you can get some fabulous photo opportunities.  Some of the main highlights are Pha Taem and Pha Kam, which are both located near the national park base. 

 

The Bear Travel  Trivia!

The rock art discovered in Pha Taem National park is believed to be 3000 years old.

 

Ancient Prehistoric Caves

The national park is an extremely old place and has been inhabited for thousands of years. There are some stunning prehistoric caves that have paintings that date back to 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. This offers a fascinating insight into how the local people lived back then. There are cave paintings of rice farming and fishing like you would expect from hunter-gatherers. 

There are also paintings depicting human figures, animals, hands, and even some strange geometric designs. This is now believed to be the site of one of the oldest agrarian communities in this part of the world. It seems that Ubon Ratchathani could well be the cradle of civilization in the northeastern part of Thailand. In recent times, archeologists discovered evidence that makes them believe that this site is older than once thought. It is now believed that human settlers lived in this area between 6,000 and 14,000 years ago, which would date back to before the last ice age. 

The park is open daily from 6 am to 6 pm with an admission fee of 400 THB for adults and 200 THB for children. This is quite possibly the foreign tourist price and would be much cheaper if you have a Thai driving license or work permit. If you want to explore a national park that is not just mesmerizingly beautiful but is also home to ancient settlers, the Pha Taem National Park is simply stunning. 

 

The Bear Travel  Did You Know?

Pha Taem National park is a popular destination among tourists who come here to see the first sunshine of the new year in Thailand. Also, this National Park is home to many animals which migrate from Laos in summer.

 

How to Visit Pha Taem National Park? 

You can find Pha Taem National Park 18km from Khong Chiam. From here you can take Highway 2134 and then Highway 2112. Turn right at kilometer 8 and keep going straight for 5km until you see the national park grounds.

 

 

 

Map & More Information

 

 

Pha Taem National Park is home to ancient caves with rock paintings and amazing, thousands of years old geological phenomena such as hills, mushroom rocks, and sheer cliffs. It is also home to diverse flora and fauna with wildflowers and dipterocarp forests.

 

Fees

400 Thai Baht for Adults  |  200 Thai Baht for Children

Business Hours

06.00 – 18.00 hrs  |  Monday – Sunday 

Business Address

Huai Phai, Khong Chiam District, Ubon Ratchathani 34220

Contact Number

+66 (0) 45 249 780  |  +66 (0) 45 318 026  

Email Address

phataem_np@hotmail.com

Official Website

http://park.dnp.go.th/

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pha-Taem-National-Park/

Instagram

Pha Taem National Park

GPS

15.3991142, 105.506075

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Hi, we are The Bear Travelers. We enjoy traveling around Thailand. Come and join us on our spectacular journey as we dive together into the mystic of Asia. 

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