Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park is a distinctive national park with a unique mixture of scenic attractions and historical sites. It was once the stage of armed conflicts between two extreme political ideologies. The Park covers a total area of 191,875 rai of land (76,750 acres) and is approximately 130 kilometers from Phitsanulok city. It can be reached by taking Highway No. 12 and turning left at Km.68 marker into Highway No. 2013, a road leading to Nakhon Thai District.
The Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park area is mainly covered with lush green forests, several awesome waterfalls, and a vast plain of rocks with cracks scattered all around. The highest point of the park is 1,617 meters above sea level. Here, rock formations are naturally formed into different shapes beyond your wildest imagination. Some rocky grounds have deep splits (Lan Hin Taek), while others have uneven formations.
Apart from natural attractions, the park offers opportunities to explore many of its historical sites that tell the story of national political conflicts.
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Article Title: Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park : Phitsanulok, Thailand
Short Description: Situated mainly in Phitsanulok Province nearly 130 km from Phitsanulok city center, this 307 km² mountainous park extends east into Loei and Phetchabun provinces nearly 40km from the Laotian border. Due to its rugged terrain and strategic location, the park was an ideal place for guerrilla warfare and became a stronghold for Communist Party of Thailand (CPT) back in 70’s, the remains of their camps and hides are one of the main attractions of the park. Phu Hin Rong Kla was declared as a national park in 1984, only two years after defeat of the the insurgents.
Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad
Publisher - Orgnization: Asia Travel Gate