Loei is a province in the northeast of Thailand. Its geographic features are like the North, that is, there are mountains with cool temperature and fog. One place that is popular among travellers who love challenging experiences is Phu Kradueng National Park. It is said that the couples can prove their love by going to the peak of Phu Kradueng (16°52’16.5″N 101°50’44.6″E).
At Phu Kradueng, travellers can see the beautiful sunrise and scenic views of fields and mountains at the Pha Nok Ann viewpoint. Along the trails, you can find heather flowers when they fully bloom from March to April. If you want to see the Sunset, Pha Lomsak is the most popular viewpoint. Moreover, you can walk on the trail to see Anodard pond, Phen waterfall and Pha Yearb Mek. You can spend up to 3 days exploring every attraction in Phu Kradueng.
If hiking in Phu Kradueng seems too difficult for you, you can go to Phu Ruea national park. The national park is located in the big mountain with the large pine tree field. It is less difficult than in Phu Kradueng because you can drive to the campsite. Phu Ruea (sailboat mountain) National Park is named after the outstanding sail-shaped cliff in the national park.
The temperature in Loei is generally cool thanks to the mountains and rivers it contains, but can get surprisingly cold in the winter and unbearably hot in the summer. Loei has unique cultures and traditions in addition to beautiful geographical surroundings, such as the colorful Phi Ta Khon Festival. There are many spectacular sights and exciting activities awaiting travelers to come and experience the miracle of this land.
Agriculture drives Loei’s economy, with villages primarily engaged in crops ranging from macadamia nuts, passion fruit, and Arabica coffee in the highlands to bananas, sesame, and rubber in the plains; however, thanks to its spectacular natural attractions, including several national parks and the Mekong River, Loei is an up and coming ecotourism destination. As a result of its natural beauty and unique mixture of northern and northeastern cultures, Loei is creating much the same buzz Mae Hong Song once did and tourists are taking note.