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2Days 1Night :  Phetchabun

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Phetchabun 2 Day
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2 Days 1 Night
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Nature, beaches & islands, New experiences,adventure & off-the-beaten-track, Medical treatments or checkup, Wedding, honeymoon or anniversary,
  • Day 1
    Sep 18
  • Day 2
    Sep 19
Day 1 : Phetchabun

Khao Kho

Chilly temperatures throughout the year and unbeatable scenic views have made KhaoKho one of the most famous tourist attractions in Phetchabun province. The KhaoKhomountains comprise a variety of small and large mountains in the Phetchabun range, located in AmphoeKhaoKho. Mountain Serdang trees, or “Ton Kho” in Thai, pepper the mountains, lending the mountains its name. A range of forests can be found here, including deciduous, pine and evergreen forests. The noteworthy Palmae plant, similar to the Asian Palmyra, can sometimes also be spotted here, bearing fruits in bunches like betel nuts.Within KhaoKho also lies the Haw Memorial, a remembrance statue for the militiamen from the Special Forces, Division 93, who fought in KhaoKho and lost their lives. It is located a little after Km. 23 on Highway 2196. Than Itthi, a weapons museum, is also situated nearby. (After Km. 28 on Highway 2196., turn right onto Highway 2323 and proceed 3 kilometers). The museum displays cannons, military tank remnants and weapons used in the battle on KhaoKho. The museum is open daily. Admission fee is 100 bath for adults and 50 bath for children. Operating hours are 6.00 am-6.00 pm.

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Khao Kho Royal Palace

 Khao Kho Royal Palace Khao Kho Royal Palace is situated on Khao Ya, Tambol Sadohpong, Amphur Khao Kho and is 1,100 meters high from the mean sea level. It is the King and the Queen’s accommodation during their visit to Amphur Khao Kho or nearby. Inside the palace, there are buildings connecting in the ring shape, with the courtier’s building connecting with the Royal Palace. The buildings are in a curve with 2 levels. On the higher level, there are 2 rooms which are the bedrooms of the King and the Queen. Downstairs, there are the ballroom, the kitchen, the dining room and the living room.Moreover, downstairs there are the bedrooms of Queen Srinagarindra, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Princess Chulabhorn. In front of the palace, there are gardens and flowers planted in a circle with the flag in the middle at the height of 60 meters. This flag was built on the 60th anniversary of the King.The tourists can ask the authorities for garden touring. There is also trooper’s accommodation which the tourists can stay overnight.If the tourists travel up to Khao Ya for another 770 meters, they will arrive at the military base once used to fight with the communist. The tourists can view the panorama view at Sala Phra Thep, which is 1305 meters high from the mean sea level. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn once came here. The route up to Khao Kho Royal Palace is quite dangerous, therefore a good car is required in order for convenience and safety. 

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Itti Base (Weapon museum)

Itti Base (Weapon museum)Itti Base or Weapon museum stands on Khao Kho (famous high mountain Petchabun) at Moo 3 Baan Simarak, Tung Samor. In 1981, the fight against communist on Khao Kho was on going and Itti Base was used to set up cannons as support under the command of Colonel Itti Simarak.  He won the battle and retrieved Khao Kho back from communist power. The base was named after him since then.After the war was over, the base has been turned into outdoor museum as a memorial of the important strategic spot. Weapons of several kinds are presented in the museum building. For instance, fighter plane F5, a pair of 105 mm. cannons, 155 mm. cannon that can fire as far as 11 kilometer, infantry fighting vehicle, remainder of tank, tractor, and bunker as well. Each zone has a sign telling history and descriptions of weapons. There is also a lecture room summarizing the battle over Khao Kho for a group of visitors. A lecturer and visual aids are available. Moreover, there are equipment, utilizer and weapon seized from communist army. Itti Base has a beautiful scenery. It has become a popular historical tourist attraction which any tourist shouldn’t miss. For not only there’s a sightseeing of weapons but also one of the most important history lessons of Thailand on its turning point. Directions: Take haighway 2196 to Khao Kho. Turn right after 28th kilometer to highway 2323 for 3 kilometers and the museum is there. It opens daily from 07.00 – 17.00 The fee is 10 baht/person.     

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Wat Phra Thad Pha Son Kaew

 Wat Phra Thad Pha Son KaewWat Phra Thad Pha Son Kaew is located at the hilltop of Thang Daeng Village, Tambol Camp Son with the area of 91 rai. It is founded in 2004 as a Dharmma practice center. Formerly, it was called “Phra Thad Pha Son Kaew Dhamma Center”.This Dhamma practice center is located amidst the nature with peaceful atmosphere surrounded by high mountains. On the hilltop, there is a cave where many of the Thang Daeng villagers used to see a flying marble in the sky that flies to this cave. The villagers believed it to be the Buddha’s spirit. They believed this place is auspicious and sacred and called it “Pha Son Kaew”.There are buildings and rooms for Dhamma lecture and also accommodations for Dhamma practitioner. This temple also offers Dhamma courses. People who are interested in joining can register via www.phasornkaew.org. Apart from serving as a Dhamma practice center, it is also one of the interesting tourist attractions of Petchaboon province. Important places inside the temple include;1. Phra That Pha Kaew ChediOn the foundation of the Chedi is used as a storing place for Dhamma doctrines and pictures. It is also used as a place for meditation.2. Green Jade SalaIt is a square Sala surrounded by big transparent mirrors in order to feel close to the natural atmosphere. 3. Green Jade Buddha ImageIt is a Buddha image in the Mara Vichai posture which is the art of Chiangsaen. This Buddha image was carved from jade with the Buddha’s relics inside the head part.4. White Jade Buddha Image It is a Buddha image in the sitting posture which is built according to the Kantara art. The head part also contains the Buddha relics.5. Lan Pho (Bhodhi Courtyard)This courtyard is full of Bodhi trees which are the spiritual anchor of the Buddhist. The Buddha become enlightened under the Bodhi tree that is why it has been so important and is always involved in the Buddhist ceremony.6. The Buddha’s Relics7. Phra Siwalee courtyard, where “Phra Siwalee Buddha Image” is located.    

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Haw Chinese War Memorial

Haw Chinese War Memorial    Speaking about Khao Kho battlefield in the past, one major troops that took parts in waging war was the Chinese Haw Nationalist from Division 93 (the so-called Guomíndang) in Mae Salong and Mae Chan district in Chiang Rai province. They sent armed forces to help Thailand suppress communists in this area because their mission was to maintain the security during Panumas Company’s construction of the Thung Samo – Khao Kho route. The Haw Chinese War Memorial was built to honor the heroic deeds and sacrifices of the soldiers killed in fight. Their names and memorial messages were etched on the monument.    On 6 February 1981, the Special Forces from Division 93 were commanded to take part in an operation at “Khao Kho” between KM 23 – 30. The operation involved clearing the area 935 by 64 soldiers who carried out the given task with great bravery and endurance. When the mission completed, it is unfortunate that 16 of them were found dead. Subsequently, the Division 93 Regiment 445 erected the monument in remembrance those soldiers who sacrificed their lives.    The Haw Chinese War Memorial is located only a short distance further than KM 23 on Highway 2196. If driving from Simarak, the war memorial is on you right-hand side. On the other hand, if driving from Khao Kho District Police Station, it is on your left-hand side. For more information, please contact Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phitsanulok Office at 055-252-742-3, 055-259-907.     

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Day 2 : Phetchabun

Phu Tabberk

This Tambon is home to a Hmong hill tribe village called Ban ThapBoek. The area lies 1,768 meters above sea level and is often referred to as the highest point in Phetchabun province. Mountainous terrain and high altitudes guarantee year-round cool weather for visitors. The area is also culturally significant: it served a catchment area for rainwater used in a sacred ceremony during His Majesty the King’s auspicious 72nd birthday anniversary.From December to January, during the cool season, the hills are covered in cherry blossoms, making it the perfect time to visit. During the rainy season, mists engulf the hills both day and night, earning it the moniker of “the Misty Town”. A hiking event (“Climb up to ThapBoek, Experience the Coolness and Watch the Stars on the Ground”) is held to take advantage of the beautiful nighttime scenery, where at the end of the hike, participants can admire Lomsak and Lomkao towns’ twinkling lights below. The Phetchabun Tourism Association provides bungalows and tents for rent, and a campsite (with an admission fee) is also available for those who bring their own tents.ThapBoek is located at Mu 14 in Tambon Wang Ban, AmphoeLom Kao, Phetchabun. To get there From Phetchabun, take Highway No. 21 to AmphoeLomSak for 40 kilometers. At AmphoeLomSak, take Highway No. 203 for 13 kilometers and turn left into AmphoeLom Kao. Proceed further for 5 kilometers, passing Ban Wang Ban. Go straight on until the end of the road, then turn left into Highway 1143 for 1 kilometer, and turn right into Highway 2331, passing Huai Nam Rin Village until Km. 18-19, prior to the checkpoint to the park. There will be a direction sign into ThapBoek Village. Turn right and drive for another 4 kilometers. (Note: The route is very steep and winding. Visitors should drive a high-power vehicle and take special precautions.)Operating hours are 6.00 am-6.00 pm. For additional information, contact the Phetchabun Tourism Association at 0 5670 9026 or 08 1680 0223.

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