Thailand: Unforgettable Vistas from Phu Tubberk – VIDEO
The Phu Hin Rong National Park is home to countless beautiful places. Among other things, the unique stone formations Lan Hin Taek and Lan Hin Pum. Many Thais come here for the unforgettable sunsets and exits of Phu Tubberk.
Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park lies mainly in Phitsanulok province, partly in the Loei and Phetchabun provinces, and is about 450 km north of Bangkok. It belongs to the less accessible ones, so you will meet almost Thai visitors. But if you like adventure travel and you like to discover new places, then definitely think about this area of Thailand.
Národní park Phu Hin Rong Kla leží převážně v provincii Phitsanulok, částečně zasahuje i do provincií Loei a Phetchabun a najdete ho zhruba 450 km na sever od Bangkoku. Patří k těm hůře dostupným, proto tu potkáte téměř jen thajské návštěvníky. Pokud ale máte rádi dobrodružnější cestování a rádi objevujete nová místa, pak o této oblasti Thajska rozhodně alespoň uvažujte.
I came to Chiang Mai by motorbike with the fact that Thailand has no way to surprise me. Over the last 5 years, I've traveled a large portion of the mountains to the north, together about 20 000 kilometers. But when I left Phu Hin Rong Kla in the jungle before the sunset, and I opened the view to the valley of the Pa Sak River and the opposite mountains, my breath started.
The landscape here drops sharply from a height of 1 700 meters to less than two hundred, and in some places the sharp rock crests rise. On the right hand side, the tectonic fault that has formed these unusual mountains has been stretched. In some parts, it is essentially a perpendicular slope with an overhang of over 1 000 meters.
There are huts and camps all over the hill where you can stay and experience both the west and the sunrise. If you arrive in winter in the morning, you will almost certainly have a view of the "sea fog" in the valley, from which the individual rocks and the remote mountains stand on the opposite side of the river.
The road that leads here is, moreover, approaching a motorized paradise. Dozens of perfect bends are cut into the hillside and just the ride itself is an unforgettable experience. It's just because of this road that I've been here for almost a 500-kilometer journey and I really do not regret it.
If you want to go to the Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park, it will serve as the best way out of Phitsanulok or Phetchabun. But without a car or motorcycle, it is unfortunately not possible to get it.
If you decide to do this, leave yourself plenty of time. There are several other national parks waiting for you to visit nearby. Among other things, the unique table mountain Phu Kradueng, which rises to a height of almost 1 200 meters from a nearly complete plane and looks as if someone has cut off the top. Unlike Phu Hin Rong Kla, however, you will have to climb the whole cant.
Let's end the latest series of articles and videos from near-uncharted by tourists parts of northern Thailand to end up in a region that surprised me most of all. In the vicinity of Loei and Phetchabun, you will find beautiful table mountains, beautiful jungles, waterfalls and amazingly nice and hospitable people.
Approximately 450 kilometers north of Bangkok you will find several unique table mountains, most of which protect national parks. One of the most interesting is Phu Hin Rong Kla, predominantly in the Phitsanulok province. Here you will find the unique rock formations of Lan Hin Taek, to which we are now going together.
Approximately 400 kilometers north of Bangkok, you will find the once powerful and fabulous but long-deserted city of Sukhothai. In the 13th and 14th centuries it served as the center of the first major empire on the territory of today's Thailand and Laos. Even though it has been abandoned for more than 200 years, it still breathes old glory and is definitely something to admire. Let's take a look at it together.
Krabi province in south Thailand has been more and more popular. Ao Nang resort and Ko Phi Phi are its greatest attractions. They offer splendid sceneries around limestone cliffs, many great bars, restaurants, and nearby are beaches like Railay, Ko Poda, and Ko Hong which are among the most beautiful in all Thailand.
The night is setting upon the land, streets are going alive – with food. When I arrived at there, I was not hungry. But now I would eat just everything. Hundreds of variations of noodles and rice, various sea creatures, great grilled meat, lots of fruits and veggies. The Chinese Town in Bangkok chewed me and swallowed me.
Countless shrines, dozens narrow streets with beautiful old houses, luxurious hotels, museums, omnipresent food aromas, and the best coffee in Thailand. You will fall in love with Chiang Mai instantly. There are kind people, international atmosphere, and it is really clean in there.
The climate in the mountains in the north of Thailand is very different to the south of the country. Mountains usually rise as high as 1500 meters. Temperatures can easily drop below 10 degrees Celsius in winter. That's why strawberries are grown here, for instance. The mountain climate is great for high-quality arabica coffee as well. About 50 kilometers from Chiang Mai town, there is a coffee plantation I went to visit. It was there where I finally realized how much work is behind one simple cup of coffee.
Ang Khang is an astonishingly beautiful area in the mountains slightly over three hours of ride from Chiang Mai. Thousands upon thousands of visitors from Thailand travel here. We didn't meet any foreign tourists during the whole day. Villages where ethnic minorities live, a botanic garden, tea plantation, and amazing vistas are all worth the long journey.
When you say Chiang Mai people mostly think of Chinese lanterns, hundreds of them flying towards the full moon. I spend the better part of winter in this north Thai town. When I planned my journey there I didn’t hope for making it to see the festival. Eventually I made it. And it was the best experience of my life.
Even in case of Thailand, the Chinese influence is felt very present. But the town of Mae Salong was founded by the Chinese in the mountains in the north of the country in the 1960s. From the beginning, he was mainly opiate, but today, you have an ideal opportunity to look at tea plantations and taste great food from Yunnan Province in South China.
Most visitors to North Thailand visit only Chiang Mai and its surroundings. A bunch of daredevils go to Chiang Rai or Mae Hong Son, sometimes someone stops at Phayao. Few people, however, take a trip to the province of Nan at the border with Laos, yet there are countless places to find.
In the very north of Thailand, there is the town of Thaton laying on the River Kok. The river flows here from Burma. It flows at the edge of Doi Pha Hom Pok National Pakr. Then, between the mountains it runs to Chiang Rai, and then to the borderline with Laos where it flows into the Mekong. If you are one for some adventure, take a small boat from Chiang Rai to Thaton. The journey is great. It is an adventure which can continue in Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park.
80 kilometers north of Bangkok there is Ayutthaya, former capital of the Siam empire, today's Thailand. Many historic temples and palaces make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. We take a peak at it today.
The north of Thailand consists, for the most part, of beautiful mountains that rise to over 2 000 meters above sea level. Here you will find waterfalls, karst caves, ethnic villages and secluded Buddhist temples. Let's now go together to the Chiang Dao National Park and at the same time to the 3rd highest mountain of Thailand.
When talking about Thailand many think of beaches with snow white sand and never ending party in Bangkok. Only handful visit the north of the country and if they usually don't go anywhere beyond the towns of Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai. The entire north of the country has beautiful mountain ranges, wild nature, beautiful native villages, and best conditions for making a trip by bike. So let visit the northernmost national park in Thailand today - Doi Pha Hom Pok.
An ancient city in northern Thailand, the history of which dates back to 1296, was famous for its more than three hundred Buddhist temples. Wat Chedi Luang in the very center of the city is one of the most famous, oldest and most visited, so let's take a look at it together.
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