Trekking Season at Phu Soi Dao National Park
Date: August – January 2015
Venue: Phu Soi Dao National Park, Nampad district, Uttaradit
Phu Soi Dao National Park
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting tourists to take part in this year’s trekking season at Phu Soi Dao National Park between August and January. The rainy season is the best time to take in the magical sights of the kingdom’s indigenous flowers in full bloom.
Phu Soi Dao National Park, covering areas both in Uttaradit and Phitsanulok provinces, is abundant with natural flora and fauna. With its highest peak situated at 2,102 metres above the sea level, the mountain is considered the fifth highest in Thailand.
Highlights at this national park are the five-tier Phu Soi Dao waterfall, the seven-tier Sai Thip waterfall, and the trekking trails to see the pine forests at 1,633 metres above the sea level. The trekking route is 6.5 kilometre in distance and would take four to six hours on foot. At the summit is one of the largest natural flower fields in Thailand, boasting indigenous flowers including Dok Ngon Nak, Dok Soi Suwanna and Dok Ya Rak Hom.
Phu Soi Dao National Park provides standard accommodation and camping sites for nature lovers. Nearby the park is the Ban Rom Klao Botanic Garden, a royal initiative project, which has the comprehensive collections of indigenous floras found in Thailand.