Formations at Sao Chaliang, Pha Taem National Park, Northeast Thailand

Formations at Sao Chaliang, Pha Taem National Park, Northeast Thailand

Formations at Sao Chaliang, Pha Taem National Park, Northeast Thailand


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Located about 25 kilometres north of Khong Chiam is Pha Taem National Park, where brilliant cliffside views of Laos can be had. Pha Taem is best explored by private transport to ensure you get your 200 baht admission fee's worth.

About a 500-metre walk from the main carpark to the base of the cliffs lies more than 300 prehistoric cave paintings estimated to be more than 3,000 years old.

The paintings were found by a professor and some students from Silpakorn University in 1981 and are believed to have been made over a very long period of time and tell the story of the people who made them. The earliest show human hands and a selection of animals while the newer show crops being planted, fish trapping and some primitive agricultural tools. Just above the base, spectacular views can be had of Laos, the Pa Dong Na Tham natural pine forest and Thailand's earliest sunset.

A major feature of the national park is the Phanon Dongrak mountain range, featuring many unique stone ... Read our complete Pha Taem National Park travel guide

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