Phu Wiang National Park

The Phu Wiang National Park ( Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติ ภูเวียง, RTGS: Uthayan haengchat wiang phu ) is a national park in the northeast region of Thailand, the so-called Isaan.

The park was officially declared on 8 December 1991 in the " Royal Gazette" as the 71 National Parks of Thailand as opened.


The National Park is located in the districts ( Amphoe ) Phu Wiang, Si Chompoo, Nong Na Kham and Chum Phae of Khon Kaen province. It has an area of 203 125 rai, which is about 325 km ².


The park has numerous waterfalls, including for example:

  • Waterfall fact Fa ( น้ำตก ตาด ฟ้า ) - located in a dense forest in the north of the Phu Wiang - mountains, the water falls vertically from a height of 15 meters.
  • Waterfall Thap Phaya Suea ( น้ำตก ทับ พญา เสือ ) - a 400 -meter waterfall in the south of Phu Wiang - Mountains located.

Most visitors, however, come to visit the dinosaur fossils that have been unearthed in Phu Wiang district. The first finds of dinosaur fossils date back to the year 1976, when a Thai geologist looking for uranium. Further research led to a total of nine excavation sites. The main one is " No Site. 1 Phu Pratu Tima " ( หลุม ขุด ค้น ที่ 1 ภู ประตู ตี หมา ). Was here the Phuwiangosaurus was discovered, a 15 meters long and 3 meters high herbivores whose wissernschaftlicher name Phuwiangosaurus sirindhornae firstly due to the archaeological site in the district of Phu Wiang forgive and secondly, in honor of the Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, who in November 1989, shortly after its discovery the archaeological site visited.

" Excavation Site # 1 Phu Pratu Tima ", " No 2 Tham Chia " ( หลุม ขุด ค้น ที่ 2 ถ้ำ เจีย ), " No 3 Huai Pratu Tima " ( หลุม ขุด ค้น ที่ 3 ห้วย ประตู ตี หมา ) and" No 9 Hin Lat Yao " ( หลุม ขุด ค้น ที่ 9 หิน ลาดยาว ) are freely accessible for visitors. There are also near the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum.