Loei Travel Information
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Introduction
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Located 323 miles from Bangkok, Loei is a province of great beauty with rolling hills covered by lush forest cover and valley floors carpeted with rice fields. Its geography and climate is unique while the natural scenery is exceptional. Phu Kradung National Park is one of its top attractions. With a cool climate pine forest, grassy meadows, abundance of wild flowers and waterfalls, this is a nature trekker’s dream. Park is open from October to May but closed during the rainy season to preserve the flora and fauna.

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Attractions
Phu Rua National Park Phu Rua National Park Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary

Phu Kradung National Park

Located in the north eastern province of Loei , the park is one of Thailand's most romantic spots. The 1360 meters high mountain might have received its name Phu Kradung from its bell like shape ( kradung means bell in Thai ).

The park is largely covered with seasonal tropical rain forest and ever green forests. The 60 square kilometers (mountain top) plateau is a savanna of pines, oak, beech, etc.

Phu Rua National Park

1.375 meters above sea level, is another majestic mountain with a vast pine - covered plateau on top. A cliff shaped like the bow of a Chinese junk just out over the mountain.

Phra Tha Satcha

Situated 520 kilometers from the capital city of Bangkok, Loei is one of the most beautiful provinces of Thailand that shares borders with Laos on the north, Khon Kaen and Phetchabun province on the south, Nong Bua Lamphu, Udon Thani and Nong Khai provinces to the east and Phitsanulok province to the west.

Phra That Si Song Rak


Located on a hill by the Man River and built in 1560 on the border of the Ayutthaya and Lang Xang Kingdoms, Phra That Si Song Rak symbolizes the resolve of the kings of these two kingdoms not to invade each other territory and to join forces against Burmese invaders.

Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary

Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1974 and it was enlarged by 97 square kilometers in 1985. The sanctuary is named after the highest mountain present in the reserve, whose peak extends to 1,571 meters. In fact, the sanctuary covers the entire mountain plateau around the peak, which stands at 1,200 meters above sea level. The Loei River originates just to the west of the sanctuary.



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Festival

The Phi Ta Khon Festival
The Phi Ta Khon Festival

Celebrated in June at Amphoe Dan Sai, Phi Ta Khon Festival is one of Isan’s most intriguing annual festivals. It comprises a merit-making celebration. However, the real fun and excitement comes from young men and boys re-enacting a local legend, dressed up in colorful ghost masks, and playing pranks.

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Transportation


By plane

Currently there is no flight to Loei, the nearest airport is Udon Thani Airport. The Bangkok – Udon Thani route provided by Thai Airways International, Air Asia and Nok Air can be taken.

By train
There is no railway station in Loei. However, visitors can take a train from Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) to Udon Thani and take a bus to Loei.

By car
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 or Phahonyothin Road, passing Amphoe Mueang of Saraburi. Turn into Highway No. 21, passing Phetchabun. Then, take Highway No. 203, passing Amphoe Lom Sak, Lom Kao into Loei province at Amphoe Dan Sai, Amphoe Phu Ruea to Amphoe Mueang Loei. It takes approximately 7-8 hours.

By bus
The Transport Co., Ltd. provides daily buses between Bangkok – Loei both normal and air-conditioned ones. The trip takes approximately 10 hours.



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