Udon Thani Travel Guide :
Wang Sam Mo Forest Park
| Wang Sam Mo Forest Park was made into forest park in January 1984 and covers a huge area. The forest park is spread over an area of more than 7,400 acres and is covered with deciduous dipterocarp forest. There are many creeks in the forest which flow right around the year ensuring that the forest is lush green and verdant.
Wang Sam Mo Forest Park is home to many small wildlife like the Malay flying lemurs, palm civets and green pigeons. You should visit Wang Sam Mo Forest Park if not for its beautiful landscape, flora and fauna, then for all the many other attractions that the forest park has to offer.
Wang Sam Mo Forest Park has a large pond called Wang Yai which is full of water right round the year. A creek flows into pond making it an ideal place to have a picnic or just relax with your friends and family. You can even enter the pond to go whitewater rafting, fishing or just paddling.
Just 800 meters from Wang Yai are rapids that flow against large boulders forming beautiful waterfalls that are worth seeing. This rapid is called Kaeng Mon Noi and 100 meters from this rapid is another multi-tiered rapid called Kaeng Hin Hom. The roar of this rapid is so loud that it can be heard from a distance, especially during the rainy season.
The forest park is around 120 kilometers from Udon Thani town and is easily accessible. Although there is no provision of accommodation in Wang Sam Mo Forest Park, you can carry your tent and camp overnight. However, in order to camp you do have to get permission before hand.