Loei (Thai: เลย, pronounced [lɤ̄ːj]), in Isan, is one of the most sparsely populated provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from east clockwise) Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Nongbua Lamphu, Khon Kaen, Phetchabun, Phitsanulok. In the north it borders Xaignabouli and Vientiane Province of Laos.
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One of the most challenging long hike, Phu kradueng is located in Loei province, Thailand. It is such a favorite destination for those who love nature and challenging trekking. It is quite hard to climb that you want to give up but if you take it with the right pace, you will succeed it! We travelled from Bangkok by the plane (recommend this so you won’t get too tired from long period of transportation). Staying in the city for one night before reaching the park in the early morning is a good idea. The National park fee is 40 THB for Thai and 400 THB for foreigner. We hire the porter at 30 THB per kg. which is quite cheap comparing to the height they have to carry your stuff up there. The wood stick provided for everyone is a must. You will need it when it goes higher and steeper. You should visit Phu kradueng during winter as there is lots of slug during rainy season. However, even there was no rain, the route can be slippery and dangerous so make sure that you wear the right shoes. (Even we went in the winter, during hiking I recommend wearing light clothe as you would get sweat for sure. However, at the top was super cold during the night and early evening so prepare some sweater and long pants also.) The trial was quite easy at the beginning, but it got harder with time. Don’t worry. There are many stops which are called ‘sum’ for you take a rest along the way. Don’t chase other people. Just climb at your own pace and watch your heart rate. Take it slow and steady. Snack during the journey is a must, however, there will be many shops selling food, drink and snack at every stop point. We took about 6 hours to get to the top. The tourists cannot climb up and down after 2 pm. Once you get to the top, you have the choices either walk to the tent are or rent the bike. The tent costed 225 THB per night per 2-3 people. There are enough bathrooms and toilets and also restaurants where the food is quite expensive but understandable as they have to hire the porter to carry the ingredients up there. Recommended activities include waterfalls visiting, watching sunset at Mak Dook cliff, observing sunrise at Nok Ann cliff and biking around. I regret staying only one night at the top. Next time I would stay for about 2-3 days to gradually explore the place. Either going with friends or a person you love, I guarantee that you will be impressed by the untouched nature at Phu Kadueng. Give it a try and you will want to go back, again and again.
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When Loei people invite tourists to go “rafting,” they aren’t talking white water in raging rivers. They mean flat boats made with bamboo moored in the center of a placid lake. The experience is actually very relaxing and quite soothing during the hotter months. In addition to a nice view, there is a constant, subtle breeze to keep you cool and keep the insects at bay. We always combined our trips with a meal - the restaurant will bring the food out to you. If you visit Loei, definite accept an invitation to go “rafting.”
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When the heat in the valleys is oppressive, head up into the mountains for the cool air. The park can be crowded at times, but there are many trails and amazingly photogenic vistas. You don’t really appreciate the altitude you’ve reached until you look out over the distant valleys, look down on the clouds to see, through the wholes, the cities you just passed through. There are lots of nature trails for every difficulty level and transport for those who prefer or need rides up to the scenic overlooks. Thai national parks are grossly under-rated.
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Well, apart from lots of food and drink, this market leads you through a narrow road right through town. There's lots of local souvenirs and clothing - also on the famous Pithakhon festival.
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