Wieng National Park
a national park on 8 December 1991, Phu Wieng encompasses
a total area of over 75,000 acres, and is one of the more
pristine natural attractions in the region. Shaped like an
enormous volcano chimney, this park consists of two distinct
types of terrain, as well as several picturesque waterfalls.
plains make up the center of the park, and are surrounded
by dry, undulating, tree-covered mountains, which are home
to a rich variety of unique flora and fauna. Although generally
known for natural attractions, Phu Wieng is also the site
of some fascinating archeological sites. Fossil remains of
an herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaur have been uncovered
near the headquarters of the Park at Hua Phu Chon Reservoir,
and archaeologists have also discovered what are believed
to be prehistoric carvings from some of the regions earliest
notable is a large, Buddha image carved into the face of a
steep hill, which has been dated back to the Dvaravati period.
Wieng is located about 60 km from the town of Khon Kaen, and
can be reached via car or tuk tuk along Route 2038.