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Phu Ruea National Park

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Phu Ruea National Park

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Wingfield73 wrote a review Nov 2020
Chiang Mai, Thailand795 contributions263 helpful votes
'The coolest place in Siam' says the sign in the national park. And it is significantly cooler at that altitude ('though I found the summit of Doi Ithanon 450 Kms to the west far colder!). Any way its a beautiful park, well maintained with stunning views and there is a shuttle (10 Baht) for the short ride ride from the parking area to summit. The speciality of Phu Ruea is the cultivation of poinsettia and there are plenty to see here. There is dual pricing - 40 Baht for Thais and 200 for foreigners but I managed to get into the park at the the Thai price by showing my pink Thai ID card. There are also some dramatic cliff formations to be seen as well - mainly sandstone and information showing the area was below sea level - 180 million years ago reminding us that Thailand is on the edge of active tectonic plates near the pacific ring of fire and an earthquake region!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Brian Carter wrote a review Aug 2020
San Antonio, Texas60 contributions48 helpful votes
When the heat in the valleys is oppressive, head up into the mountains for the cool air. The park can be crowded at times, but there are many trails and amazingly photogenic vistas. You don’t really appreciate the altitude you’ve reached until you look out over the distant valleys, look down on the clouds to see, through the wholes, the cities you just passed through. There are lots of nature trails for every difficulty level and transport for those who prefer or need rides up to the scenic overlooks. Thai national parks are grossly under-rated.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Instantcalmer wrote a review Feb 2020
Yasothon, Thailand927 contributions225 helpful votes
Basically this a sunrise watching spot. If it's cloudy you will be disappointed. If it's clear then you will be impressed. There are some nice flower gardens and a Buddhist shrine at the top of the mountain but it's all about the sunrise. Oh and it supposedly the coolest place in Thailand. It was 13 degrees for us. Nice
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Tareka wrote a review Apr 2019
420 contributions25 helpful votes
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The good place to see the sunrise and feel a cold weather 13 Celsius at the time I visit. I walk back to the parking area enjoy the trees around there instead of ride a bus.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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jobst56 wrote a review Jan 2019
Hamburg, Germany1710 contributions624 helpful votes
As usual in National parks in Thailand, there's a fee, 200.- for foreigners, some 30 Baht for the car. Steep climb up to the visitor center which isn't any good but for the toilets. We didn't get to the peak by car. But there's a lovely walk through mostly shaded forest, starting at a car park. There's also shuttle minivans. Up on the top there were only 18 degrees Celsius, what a relief.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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