Pha Taem National Park

The National Park Pha Taem ( Thai อุทยานแห่งชาติ ผา แต้ม ) is a national park in the province of Ubon Ratchathani in the northeast region of Thailand, the so-called Isaan. The National Park Pha Taem was declared on 31 December 1991 to the National Park and was the 74th National Park in Thailand.


Pha Taem extends in Amphoe Khong Chiam parts of the Si Mueang Mai and Pho Sai on an area of ​​approximately 340 km ². To the east of Pha Taem adjacent to a length of 63 kilometers of Laos and the Mekong.


In general, the landscape is hilly, but it also has numerous rock formations that belong to Dangrek Mountains. The rocks and cliffs are usually made of sandstone. Most springing here waters flow to the Mekong. The park is located at an average altitude of 100 to 600 meters.


The climate is tropical and monsunal. Prevails between June and September rainy season from October to February is the cool season and March to May, is dry and hot.

Fauna and Flora


Pha Taem mainly includes dry dipterocarp forests with tree species such as Shorea obtusa from the genus Shorea and the family of the wing fruit plants. Close to the waters settle evergreen plants. In addition, you can still find two pine forests here.

Animal kingdom

Types, for example, as the taxa deer, Malay - glider (C. variegatus ), Civet and serow are the fauna of the national park.


Main attraction of Pha Taem are about 300 to about 180 meters extending petroglyphs, whose age is estimated to be 3,000 to 4,000 years. They are the largest collection of petroglyphs around the world. Shown are utensils to fish, humans and animals (elephants, fish, dogs ). Not far away there are cliffs of Pha Pha moei Chek and which also have petroglyphs.

Other attractions are

  • Pha Chanadai - a rock with an evergreen pine forests and beautiful views over the Mekong to Laos
  • Phu Krabo - a cliff with steep cliffs
  • Soi Sawan - waterfall which is formed by two watercourses
  • Phu Long or " coffin Mountain" - coffin-like niches in the rock were used for burial