Category Archives: Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park

Rosewood “Poaching” in Sisaket

ThaiPBS has a couple articles relevant to this part of the country this week. Several “tree poachers” were killed in Sisaket the other day. I’ve written about illegal logging in Phanom Dong Rak in the past and this was the … Continue reading

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Phu Hin Dang ภูหินด่าง

Phu Hin Dang is a cliff that has been on my Ubon hiking bucket list for 3 years. I knew it would probably be difficult to get to, I wasn’t sure what the land mine situation was like in this … Continue reading

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Huai Luang Waterfall (Post 3) น้ำตกห้วยหลวง

For as long as I’ve been in Ubon, I’ve wanted to visit Huai Luang at the peak of rainy season. Yesterday I got that chance and while there is less water than normal this year, it was still a phenomenal … Continue reading

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Conversation With A Border Soldier

A few weeks ago I took a visiting friend to the Emerald Triangle. Normally the soldiers don’t let you pass the the camp when you first arrive at the lake but this time I was thrilled when they agreed to … Continue reading

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3 Golf Courses, A Theme Park and 100,000 Landmines – The Emerald Triangle Development Plan

The above picture is at the entrance to the Emerald Triangle, the point where Thailand, Cambodia and Laos meet. According to a TAT source on February 15, 2002, it’s also the site of a proposed plan to build three golf courses, an … Continue reading

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Huai Luang Waterfall (Post 2) น้ำตกห้วยหลวง

(Click here for more posts about Huai Luang) After being out of the country for 3 months of intensive work, the first thing I had to do coming back was to take a relaxing trip to my favorite location in … Continue reading

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Pa Own La Awe Waterfall น้ำตกปะโอนละออ

Pa Own La Awe Waterfall (น้ำตกปะโอนละออ, Beautiful Young Woman) is the waterfall downstream from Huai Luang (น้ำตกห้วยหลวง) about 200 meters away. You can’t get to this waterfall unless you first pass Huai Luang, unless of course you parachute in. Speaking … Continue reading

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Huai Luang Waterfall น้ำตกห้วยหลวง

(Click here for more posts about Huai Luang) As promised, this is the first in a long series of posts about waterfalls in Ubon Ratchathani and surrounding areas. Huai Luang Waterfall (น้ำตกห้วยหลวง, Royal Stream), also known as Bak Tew Waterfall … Continue reading

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Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park อุทยานแห่งชาติภูจองนายอย

Click here to download a Google Earth map of the park. Phu Chong Na Yoi officially became National Park #53 on September 12, 1984. It’s 686 square kilometers in the far Southeast end of Ubon. It’s in the Chong Bok … Continue reading

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