Loei 2.0 – Khon Kaen to Si Bun Rueang

As we went already to Khon Kaen the day before for getting the spotlights and the horn and we had a couple of days more time, we decided to continue the trip and visit the Loei province again.

The Loei province is mountainous, located in a fertile basin surrounded by mountains whose summits are covered by fog and abundant varied flora. The best known mountains in the province are Phu KraduengPhu Luang, and Phu Ruea. The Loei River, which flows through the province, is a tributary of the Mekong, which forms part of the northern boundary of the province with neighboring Laos. Phu Thap Buek, the highest mountain of the Phetchabun Range, is in the province. The mountain Phu Kradueng is in the Phu Kradueng National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติภูกระดึง). The western part of the province reaches the southern end of the Luang Prabang Range of the Thai highlands. The total forested area is 3,382 km2 
(1,306 sq mi) or 32.2 percent of the province.

Staying in the city of Khon Kaen – even for one night – made us both exhausted. What is best then? Yes, let’s visit a National Park on the way up North.

The Phu Wiang National Park was the first chance to get some fresh air. Riding to the National Park and up hill in the National Park is relaxed. The higher you get, the more fresh is the air and the the temperatures drop drastically.

Phu Wiang National Park is in located in the Khon Kaen Province, covering the area of the Phu Wiang Mountains. It is best known for its numerous dinosaur bone paleontological sites. The park is one of the world’s largest dinosaur graveyards. In 1996, the remains of Siamotyrannus isanensis, a new family of carnivorous thunder lizards, were unearthed in the park.

The Phu Wiang National Park – as many other National Parks as well – is full of memorial sites for Mr. Seub Nakhasathien.

Seub Nakhasathien (31 December 1948 – 1 September 1990) was a Thai conservationist, environmental activist, and scholar who is renowned for his effort to protect Cheow Lan Lake (Rajjaprabha Dam Reservoir), Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, and Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary. Seub committed suicide to signify the importance of the environment and to preserve it. According to the Bangkok Post, “The death of Seub Nakhasathien, a forest conservator who committed suicide in 1990,…helped transform the status of Thungyai Naresuan and the adjacent Huay Kha Kaeng Western Forest Complex into a sacrosanct site and inspired many youth to become forest patrol staff.

After a very relaxing and refreshing time in the National Park, it was time to continue the trip up North.

Getting up early after going to bed late and as we both are not 20 yrs anymore made us tired. And hungry. And hot out of the mountains.

By accident we found a resort named Hi Creek Resort in Si Bun Rueang. Including coffee shop and restaurant.
First we just wanted to drink something cold like iced lemon tea but in the end we stayed there for one night.

The resort itself is ok but the restaurant / bar with life music close to the resort is thumbs up. Delicious food and great entertainment!!!

A great day came to a great end!

Find the details of the trip in the Calimoto link.

Ride safe end enjoy yourself guy’s!!!!

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  1. Sangjaa

    It was nice in Esaan

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