Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park, situated in Tambon Nikhom Kham Soi, which is 9 kilometres away from Amphoe Nikhom Kham Soi, Mukdahan Province, is a mountain at an elevation of 353 metres above sea level.
It has a plain that is nearly 4 square kilometres in size. The name of this place derived from the fact that in the past, a lot of wild boars or Mu Pa used to be found here. Phu Mu was once an American military base in the era of the Vietnam War.
This mountain has a steep cliff with three viewpoints along the way to the mountaintop as follows.
Pha Rabiang Tawan , located in the east and close to the Ranger Station Office, is the spot to see the sunrise. At this viewpoint, Phu Phaeng Ma, Huai Khilek Irrigation Reservoir, and mountains within the Dong Bang-i Forest Park can be seen.
Pha Phop Rak, situated in the west, is 200 metres from the Ranger Station Office, where visitors can enjoy a sunset view. At this viewpoint, Phu Dan Tae and the Phu Phan Range can be seen.
Pha Hin Sa-ngop is located in the southern peak, which is 2 kilometres from the Ranger Station Office. At this viewpoint, Phu Tham Phra and Amphoe Loeng Nok Tha of Yasothon province can be seen.
At Pha Rabiang Tawan and Pha Phop Rak, after getting permission from the rangers, visitors can camp overnight. Close to the Ranger Station Office, restrooms are provided. A 3-kilometre-long nature trail is available here as well.
To get there: From Amphoe Mueang Mukdahan, take Highway No. 212 (Mukdahan-Loeng Nok Tha). After passing Amphoe Nikhom Kham Soi for around 2 kilometres and reaching Ban Muang Khai, turn left into Rural Highway No. Mo Ho 3029. Continue ahead until arriving at the T-junction, and then turn left. Go straight up the hill for 4.5 kilometres. The destination will be seen. The total distance from Amphoe Mueang Mukdahan is about 38 kilometres.
***It is the park that overlap with three provinces: Mukdahan, Yasothorn anad Amnat Charoen.
Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park
Address: Pa Rai, Don Tan District, Mukdahan 49120 Thailand