Pha Taem National Park
Pha Taem National Park
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DEREK A
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Phataem park has many interesting rock formations , sheer cliffs, views of the Mekong River and caves with 3000 years old wall paintings. From the well kept visitors centre trails are accessible
Just off the R2112 and about 70km west of ubon ratchathani it is a must do
Written 29 February 2024
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Juerg S
Mukdahan, Thailand382 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Amazing Rocks and area to visit. In February it is very hot and dry, one should go in the morning. I think in the Season with rain it would let the small plants turn to green and colours. The park fee is not expensive but the booring system of Thailand charge Foreigners 4 times plus. Thai people over 70 are free - but n o t Farang.
Written 3 February 2024
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Yes; we all know that there is dual pricing at national parks in Thailand (as well as many other countries). Yes; it may seem "unfair" and biased in how the system is applied. But, please, just stop the whining about it and live with it, or just stay away and be quiet. Pha Taem National Park is a lot more than just the Sao Chaleang rock formations along the entrance road. If you have any interest in beautiful views of the Mekong and surrounding forests, fabulous rock cliffs, well-maintained hiking trails, and stupendous 3,000-year-old pictographs, 400 baht is a bargain. This is a very well-managed park with lots to offer.
Written 28 May 2022
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Giltdave
Kantharalak, Thailand41 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Regrettably I decided not to see the park as when I went there with my wife I told them I lived in Thailand and showed them my Thai ID card but still they wanted to charge 40 Baht for her, 400 for me and 30 baht for my car. Charging for a car is a first and is just another charge to rip you off. It’s not about the cost of the experience, but it’s that I’m a resident here and was told I had to pay tourist prices. It was because I was farang we’re seen as money bags and I’m extremely disappointed that no matter how many hurdles you jump across to get your Thai ID card, house book and Thai drivers licence you’re still treated as an outsider.
Written 20 April 2022
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Little Wandering Wren
Phuket, Thailand815 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Paintings and views are spectacular which are worth visiting but the dual pricing policy is off-putting. It is expensive at 400 BHT (they would not accept a Thai driving licence as proof of locals) really raises again the issue that we are residents and taxpayers and we would like to pay a local resident price. However, we had a great time in the park and enjoyed our walk seeing the mushroom rocks. The paintings are definitely worth seeing you need to go to at least No 2 painting. The coffee shop offered good coffee
Written 13 December 2020
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senaUk
UK242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
400b seemed reasonable to me :)

There are 4 pieces of rock art available to see in a 3.4km circuit. 2 and 3 were my favourite. You can get up close and personal to number 4 on a slightly scary narrow cliff edge. There are viewings platforms for 1 and 2, but they aren't in perfect repair so be careful. Generally the walking was good, although there are some uneven steps up and down and a few places where you have to edge round rocks to stay on the path. If you have a driver you could ask them to meet you by number 4, which has separate road access, which would save walking the final, very exposed, 1km back to the main car park. Just be sure to head a bit further on from the trail head to see the stunning Mekong views before you head into the trail if you do that.

Toilets are at the main car park and the road access to number 4. I love how the toilet sign people are the triangle headed aliens from the art.

The mushroomy rocks can be seen in a turn off from the road leading to the cave paintings. If desperate to see them and only them, there are some more, bigger ones, further up the main road after the waterfalls without a ticket station.
Written 22 February 2020
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Wolfee600
Singapore, Singapore773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Excellent, must visit.
Park is very well maintained and it is just beautiful.
Do be careful when visiting the 4 wall painting, the path gets narrow on a cliff.
Written 16 February 2020
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Cruiser227662
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Complete discrimination! How disgusting, 1 entry is 400 baht for foreigner!!!! It is 40 baht for Thai! I am really unhappy, you just need to boycott this pure racism. The site might have some beauty but it is not justify. DONT COME HERE.
Written 11 February 2020
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MerciAsia
Ko Samui, Thailand518 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Not too much water in the Mekong, better to go to see it below and free (VERY NICE) because to enter in the Park you have to pay 400b for foreigners to see ONLY some special rocks "Sao Chaleang" (you can see them in pictures)
Written 16 January 2020
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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand3,810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Entrance to the park, it has been said, is 400 baht for foreigners, and I don't care. Thai should be able to see their own stuff and the foreigner can be asked for support. Once inside you first stop off at Sao Chaliang, an interesting structure of huge rocks atop one another. From there you can take a short walk to enjoy the view and see a deep crack in the rock.
Then you can drive a few kilometers to the visitor center to take a walk along the trail to see the rock paintings. According to one guide the first two are the most interesting, meaning an 800 meter walk. You can follow the trail back to the parking, total 4,1 km, but we did not do that. There is quite some climbing and an uneven path involved.
The illustrations themselves are vague but still well preserved and an amazing 3000-4000 years old. Of course there is more to see and explore in the park, it depends on how much time you want to spend. The above will take about 1,5 hours.
Written 16 January 2020
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