Khao Pra Wihan National Park is located about 800 kilometers due east of Bangkok along to Cambodian Border in Sisaket Province. The park is a protected natural area and contains ruins of the 11th century Khmer Empire. The park is known for the red sandstone cliffs that marks the international border between Thailand and Cambodia in this area. The cliff provides awesome views of Cambodia and the Prasat Preah Vihear Temple. The border in this area has been in dispute since 1907 which gives this area quite a history. For more information feel free to follow this link.
The Pha Mo I Daeng area of the park is a great place to start your visit. Pha Mo I Daeng means Red Grey Cliffs in Thai, which describes the cliffs literally. The best time to visit this area is to arrive before sun up to experience the run rising above Cambodia from on top of the cliffs. There are often low lying clouds in the Cambodia valley giving the area a majestic look. Pha Mo I Daeng area also provides a view of the Prasat Preah Vihear Temple, the Temple which is deeply embroiled in the border dispute.
The park offers much more than a great view having several areas of restored ancient Khmer temples as well as ancient Khmer carvings on the cliffs themselves. A great area to explore.
Khao Khoa Wind Farm is one of the largest wind turbines in Thailand. There are 24 turbines with each turbine is 110 meters tall and generates a total of 60 MW power. The wind farm is approximately 1,020 meters asl in elevation.
The areas around the turbines can be accessed publicly and have small markets with local restaurants as well as paid attractions like expansive gardens etc.. All of these areas have great views of the surrounding countryside, definitely worth the trip up the mountain.
Wat Phra Thart Pha Kaew is a Buddhist Temple high in the Mountains of Petchabun Province in Thailand. Construction of the temple was completed in 2004 and Was certified as a Temple in 2010 and has since became a center for the foundation of mindfulness practice. The temple is a Buddhist Dharma retreat used by monks and followers to meditate on Buddha's teachings.
Wat Phra Thart Pha Kaew translates "Temple on the Glass Cliff" and it is a fitting name due to its beautifully decorated temple with 5 huge pure white nested Buddhas prominently displayed in the mountain. The Temple is also surrounded with stunning 360 degree views of the Petchabun Mountainside.
Many Thais visit Wat Phra Thart Pha Kaew for a day or two as a peacefull retreat into the clear air of the mountains.
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