.. Sawasdee Krub ... I totally miss Phu Kradueng. sniff sniff As a result, I write this travel blog in order to make my trip in Phu Kradueng become alive again. This time is in the period that Phu Kradueng National Park closes down and doesn't allow any tourist to neither hike up nor stay overnight for forest restoration. ^^ Phu Kradueng National Park is closed annually from 1st June - 30th September and it will be opened again from 1st October.
... Therefore, those who have been to Phu Kradueng or not yet but plan to go there, you can spend this period of time when the National Park is closed to get prepared especially your body. Once the time comes, you then can enjoy hiking up the mountain and not feel too tired. hahaha
... To get to Phu Kradueng National Park is convenient. You can whether drive there or take a bus from Mo Chit Bus Terminal and get off at Pha Nok Khao. The bus will drop you off in front of Jea Kim Restaurant. If you take the bus from Mo Chit Bus Terminal at 8 PM, you will arrive at Pha Nok Khao around 3 AM or 4 AM. From there, you can take the mini-bus to Phu Kradueng National Park. If I am not mistaken, the mini-bus costs 30 THB per person. The mini-bus will depart once there are at least 10 people and if you don't want to wait, you can pay for the whole bus and hire it as the private one. ^^
... Once you arrive at Phu Kradueng National Park, you just need to wait for it to be opened. Then you can make the arrangement for the accommodation and pay for the admission fee. And if you want to hire a sherpa, you can go and line up to have your baggage weighted. The cost will be 30 THB per kilogram. Then you are good to go.
Remark: I would like to use all photos below to express everything on its own instead of me describing it. You will see what did I do here at Phu Kradueng as well.
However, this doesn't cover everything. There are many more cliffs and waterfalls await for me to discover. I will return to Phu Kradueng National Park once it is opened and will keep you updated.
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Lastly,.... I am going to go crazy with my friends. hahaha
...Thank you for reading through my travel blog ... Phu Kradueng will be different according to the season such as the end of rainy season and the beginning of winter, winter at the end of the year and the beginning of the new year, the beginning of dry season, and so on. The weather will be different as well as the environment. So, please have a look and find your favorite season to go there!
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