A selection of photographs of our recent trek through the picturesque but remote Pha Taem National Park in Ubon Ratchathani Province of far northeastern Thailand. We have already blogged about Pha Taem in some detail so what follows is mostly a collection of photos from our last Emerald Triangle tour. We joined up with a bunch of monks from Uttaradit Province who were good fun as well as adding some welcome colour to our park photos.
Being rainy season July’s a good time to visit the park since every where’s lush; fauna abounds, flowers are in bloom and the rocks are covered with myriad ferns and mosses. (Plus, of course, there’s very few other people there!)
At some 340 square kilometres Pha Taem is a small park so you’re not going to come across any of the larger mammals though bird-life, insects and butterflies and reptiles abound.
A great hike and despite it being ‘officially’ the rainy season the weather remained clement throughout. Our Pha Taem National Park visit was followed by a return boat trip down the Mekong River itself to Kong Chiam Town for our overnight’s accommodation. Full details of our Emerald Triangle itinerary plus all our Thai tours can be found here and Lao options at this link, Cheers!