Chaiyaphum Travel Guide :
| Chaiyaphum Province is famous for its exuberant natural beauty. There are four national parks spread over the entire region. These include Tat Thon National Park known for its dry dipterocarp forests, Sai Thong National Park famous for the glorious Sai Thong waterfall, Pa Hin Ngam National Park having strange rock formations and Phu Laen Kha National Park. More...
Phraya Phakdi Chumphon Monument
Phraya Phakdi Chumphon (Lae) Monument is located in the district of Mueang Chaiyaphum. It is actually located at Sun Ratchakan Roundabout, which is on the way to the city. The monument was built in 1975 and is dedicated to the first governor of Chaiyaphum. The governor was called Chaopho Phraya Lae by the locals.
As per historical records, during the reign of King Rama II, in 1817, Nai Lae, who was court official of Chao Anuwong of Vientiane, moved with his family and followers to Ban Nam Khun in Nakhon Ratchasima district after crossing the Mekong River. Thereafter, the community moved to Non Nam Om, around 6 kilometers from the center of Chaiyaphum. Later the community moved once again and this time to a location within present-day Mueang District. Here they became subjects of the town of Nakhon Ratchasima and took King Rama III as their lawful king. The community did not consider themselves under the authority of Chao Anuwong of Vientiane. King Rama III, made the town in Chaiyaphum District where the community was living and appointed Khun Phakdi Chumphon (Lae) as the first governor. More...
Tat Ton National Park
Tat Ton National Park is located in Mueang District of Chaiyaphum Province. The park is part of the Phu Laen Kha Moutain Range and covers an area of approximately 217 square kilometers. The park is also the source of main rivers of Chaiyaphum, primarily Lam Pathao and Chi River.
Tat Ton National Park is famous for its beautiful waterfalls like Namtok Tat Ton, Namtok Tat Fa and Namtok Pha Iang. Because of the mountain range, the topography of the park is steep and because of this it is actually located in a dry area, which is subjected to high temperatures. However, this does not affect the forest in general.
The forest is teeming with wildlife like barking deer, wild boars, mongooses, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, jungle fowls and many species of birds. The forest is made up of deciduous dipterocarp and dry evergreen forests. More....