HI guy, I’m POR-WITCHAYEN.
Today, I will talk about “How to go to Phu Kradueng” and “What does it has in Phu Kradueng”. Phu Kradueng is a mountain of National Park and it is signature some parts of Thailand. It is in the north east but Thailand call that “Isan”. I plan to go to Phu Kradueng on 2-5 December 2017 but we should be there two night, that enough.
Okay, let go to Phu Kradueng and see what it has there.
2nd December 2017:
At night, I buy round trip ticket on websiten but it is Thai language.
For me, I buy ticket online and get the real ticket at Phu Kradueng Tour Chanel 82 in Mo-Chit 2 Bus Terminal (Bangkok) after that get on a bus at here.
Departure time at 9.25 PM and we will arrive there at 5.00 AM on 3 December. We have to get off at stop point at Pha Nok Khao but you can tell diver that I will go to Phu Kradueng, he know that he will stop the bus at Pha Nok Khao.
The bus for going to Phu Kradueng.
In a bus.
Bus stop point at Pha Nok Khao and there is restaurant (Je Gim) here. We can take a shower, take a rest and sleep 1 or 2 hours behind here.
At left in front of the restaurant.
Behind restaurant. I’m waiting to go to Phu Kradueng unit at 6.00 or 6.30 AM. Then I go to Phu Kradueng by Red Car (Thia call “Rod Dang” or “Song Thaew Dang”).
these are Red Car, they are at right in front of the restaurant. We have to pay 300 Baht/Car but if there are 10 people a car we pay 30 baht/person. Maximun 10 people/car, we have another traveller in restaurant to go to Phu Kradueng with us.
We take about 20 minute arrive Phu Kradueng and we have to buy entry ticket at entrance Phu Kradueng National Park. The ticket is 40 baht/person.
We’ve alrady arrived Phu Kradueng but we have to wait until 7.00 AM. Because of we can go uphill at 7.00 AM. When the time is 7.00 AM, we have to rent a tent or house on the top of Phu Kradueng.
For me, I rent a tent 200 baht/night and space fee 30 baht/person/hight. This tent can sleep 3 people and I recommend you to rent a tent 200 baht. Because of it is bigger tent for 2 people. If you sleep alone, I recommend to rent a tent 200 baht. We don’t have to take a tent go uphill because of they have alrady prepared on the top on Phu Kradueng.
Rent a tent and pay space fee zone (Left side of entrance).
For some people that who can’t take a bagpack uphill, you can hire (Thai call “Luk Hab” who carry your bagpack (30 baht/kg).
Luk Hab carry your bagpck and others.
Distance to go to the top of Phu Kradueng. Okay, let go uphill.
We can’t drink beer on the mountain, the authorities will check before uphill.
Breakpoints of Luk Hab.
First breakpoints is PANG KOK KA (KOK KA is name of tree). Away from the starting point 800 meter. Keep walking, we will not stop here. We will stop at SAM HAEK, away from here 200 meter.
We can buy some water or food at SAM HAEK.
After we take a rest, let go to next breakpoints.
This is SAM BON, away from SAM HAEM 700 meter. Keep going!!!
This is SAM KOK KOK, away from SAM BON 440 meter. Keep going!!!
This is SAM KOR SANG, away from SAM KOK KOK 200 meter. Also we can drink some water, coke and eat food here.
It has shop enough for many people. (SAM KOR SANG)
Okay, Let go to next breakpoints!!!
This is PRAN PRAN PRAE, away from SAM KOR SANG 140 meter. There is not thing special here. Keep going!!!
This is SAM KOK WA (KOK WA is name of tree), away from PRAN PRAN PRAE 400 meter. Aslo you can take a rest here or and buy some water or food here but I choose to go to next breakpoints.
This is SAM KOK PAI (KOK PAI is name of tree), away from SAM KOK WA 460 meter. There is not thing special except KOK PAI.
There are many KOK PAI (Bamboo) between left side and right side of walk way.
This is SAM KOK DONE (KOK DON is name of tree), away from SAM KOK PAI 300 meter.
There are many shop here.
This breakpoints has toilet, it is better any breakpoints.
This is SAM KRAE, away from SAM KOK DONE 450 meter and this break point is the break point before reaching the final stop. we have to take a rest here because of way up is very steep.
Take a rest few minute.
We’ve arrived the highest point of Phu Kradueng, we call that “Lang Pae”.
This is map for walking any where on Phu Kradueng. After that we have to accommodation, it away from here 3526 meter. For nomally way, we walk 1 km/20 min. we can calculate time for our plan.
We’ve alrady arrived accommodation or Visitor Center about noon.
Another things for sleeping.
Lunch time. I’m sorry about picture, I’ve forgotten take a photo of restaurant here. There are many restaurant here. There is a bicycle for rent to go to anywhere on the map.
After have lunch finished, I plan to see the sunset at LOMSAK Cliff (Away from here about 9 km). I’d like to recommend that if you wouldn’t like to see sunset at LOMSAK Cliff, you should go to all place tomorrow. But LOMSAK Cliff is signature to see the sunset. There are many people on weekend or long holiday, you can’t use long time to take photo over there. I recommend you should plan go to Phu Kradueng on weekday.
For me, I can walk for several kilometers. I go to see sunset today.
I plan to go this way : Makdook cliff, Jurmsin cliff, Nanoi cliff, Yeabmek cliff, Dang cliff and Lomsak cliff.
We can buy some water or food here.
We can buy some water or food here.
We can buy some water or food here. Almost people wait the sunset here but I recommend you should visit Phu Kradueng on weekdays.
After we have alrady seen the sunset, let go to accommodation. (We will arrive over there about at 8.00 pm. to 9.00 pm.)
I plan to go Buddha Image, Tam Yai Waterfall, Transawan Waterfall, Anodard Pond, Thamsor Nuo Waterfall, Lomsak Cliff (Again), Dang Cliff (Again), Yeabmek Cliff (Again), Nanoi Cliff (Again), Jumsin Cliff (Again) and Makdook Cliff (To see sunset here).
Other place, you can go Lanwat Prakaew, Wang Kwang Waterfall, Penpob Mai Waterfall, Phonpob Waterfall, Penpob Waterfall and Nok An Cliff (Nok An Cliff, I plan to see sunrise tomorrow).
I recommend that you can go everywhere today, It’s possible. But it depend on you that you be tired form yesterday or not.
Tam Yai Waterfall
Thamsor Nuo Waterfall
Lomsak Cliff (Again), Dang Cliff (Again), Yeabmek Cliff (Again), Nanoi Cliff (Again), Jumsin Cliff (Again)
We can see sunset here, there are few people.
After we saw sunset finished and we will arrive to accommodation about 6.30 pm or 7.00 pm. When you arrive accommodation, I recommend that you should be tried to eat Moo Kratha. It is 500 baht/set, it is enough for 2 people.
I go to see the sunrise at Nok An Cliff in the morning.
When we finished, we have to return everything that we borrowed. Then we walk down from the mountain and we can take a shower at Phu Kradueng National Park.
Take a rest some breakpoints.
We will arrive Phu Kradueng National Park about noon. If you want to go to bus stop point at Pha Nok Khao, you can go by Red Car (Rod Dang) in front of Phu Kradueng National Park.
For me, I’ve taken on a car of traveller, I’ve know him whlie I walked down from the mountain. He will take me to bus stop point at Pha Nok Khao
bus stop point at Pha Nok Khao.
Ticket for return, we can buy here or online before we come here.
For my ticket, the bus will depart at 8.20 pm. It’s so long time because of I don’t konw that we can buy ticket here. So I have to wait here until 8.20 pm but we can take a shower and sleep few hours behind of restuarant. That’s all of this travelling.
If you have qestion or recommend, please let me know. And I sorry about my English or some details that wrong, my English is terrible. I’ll improve it.
I think this information may be of benefit to you if you want to travel in Thailand.
Thank you for your reading.