Where is Phu Ruea National Park?
Phu Ruea National park is situated in the district town of Phu Ruea, which is approximately 50 kilometres from Loei town centre.
Where is the entrance?
The road to the National Park is identified by a large arch covering the entrance of the road. If you are approaching Phu Ruea from Loei city by car then you will see the arch on your right hand side. The main duel carriageway through Phu Ruea has many u-turns.
How high is Phu Ruea?
Phu Ruea National park is 1365 metres above sea level so is cool throughout the year. Phu Ruea National is said to be the coolest in Thailand.
Where do I park?
Phu Ruea National park allows cars to drive to within one kilometre of the peak. This point has a large car park that also has a few market stalls selling souvenirs, food and drinks.
The road is narrow and steep in some places so drive with caution.
How do I get to the top?
The final kilometre can be walked or, if you would prefer there is a shuttle service that charges about 10 baht per person (Prices may change at anytime, so please only use as a guide). The shuttle service does not run to a schedule, the driver will wait until the bus is full and then he will go. Each bus holds about 15 people so fills quickly if there are a good number of visitors.
The approach to the peak is not that steep. The views each side are very beautiful and the cool breeze is refreshing.
When I get to the top, what is there to see?
When you reach the top, there are many great places to take pictures. Just be careful, there is no fence along the cliff top edge, just warning signs.
There is a large sign to let visitors know that they have reached the peak, again another photo opportunity.
How much time do I need to see everything?
Due to the easy access to the peak Phu Ruea National park can be visited in half a day or less so is a great way to start your day and have the afternoon to visit other attractions that are close by such as PA Ban Huai Lat temple or Chateau De Loei winery.
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