Tham Pha Nam Thip Non-hunting Area
It covers a total area of approximately 151,242 rai, comprising steep and complex undulating sandstone mountains with abundant dry evergreen forest, deciduous forest, and deciduous dipterocarp forest. Fauna found in this area include boars, barking deer, foxes, monkeys, squirrels, etc. The interesting sight-seeing spot is Pha Phu Thai, which is the best point to view the sunrise; and Pha Mok Mi Wai is the best spot to view the sunset. There are also two nature trails of about 2 km. and 3 km. which tourists can trek by themselves. The park provides accommodation and camping areas for those who want to stay overnight. Reservations should be made in advance to the Head of the Northeastern Literature Botanical Garden, Pha Nam Thip Non-hunting Area, P.O. Box 1, Tambon Bueng Ngam, Amphoe Nong Phok, Roi Et 45210.
Pha Mok Mi Wai : Situated inside Pha Nam Thip Non-hunting Area, it is the best viewpoint and is covered with mist all year round, as it is an abundant area with high humidity. So the area is shady green and perfect for nature lovers.
To get there: From Bangkok to Khon Kaen, take Highway No. 2, the Khon Kaen – Nong Phok route, take Highway Nos. 209 and 2116 from Nong Phok to Ban Tha Sa-at, for 9 km. Turn left from Ban Tha Sa-at and drive for 13 km., to the Office of the Pha Nam Thip Non-hunting Area.