Phayao Tourist Attractions :
Phu Sang National Park
| Situated 691 kilometers from the capital city of Bangkok is a small peaceful Thai province known as Phayao.
Spread over an area of 6,335 square kilometers, the province of Phayao is located in the northern part of the country and is famous for its picturesque surroundings and captivating natural beauty. One such remarkable place that is present in the Chiang Kam District of Phayao province is the Phu Sang National Park.
Spread over an area of 281 square kilometers, Phu Sang National Park covers a significant part in the Phu Sang district in Phayao province and Thoeng district in the Chiang Rai province. Geographically, the entire area is filled with mountain ranges that are about 440-1,548 meters above sea level. Flowing from these mountains are various streams and gullies that form watersheds inside the park. Water flowing from these mountains is also source for various rivers including the Lao River, Ngao River, Puea River, Bong River and the Yuan River.
Phu Sang National Park mainly comprises of hill evergreen, deciduous and mixed dipterocarp forests. Some popular attractions inside the park include the beautiful Doi Pha Dam peak, hot water springs of Bo Nam Sup Aun where temperatures of water always remain at 35°C even when the outside temperature is 10°C, Nam Dan Cave that contains some amazing stalagmite and stalactite formations, Pha Daeng Cave and also Phu Sang Waterfalls where the water fall from a height of 25 meters into the pool present below.
Phu Sang National Park can be rightly termed as a natural paradise. The park offers many things to visitors including its remarkable weather, virgin forests, lofty mountains, watersheds and interesting wildlife. The place is known to contain some rare species of birds and animals. Some of the animals mostly found inside the park include mountain goats, deers, barking deers, mouse deers, monkeys, wild boars, langurs, wild cats, palm civets, Asiatic wild dogs and porcupines.