Pha Taem National Park is located in Northeast of Ubon Ratchthani city. The park covers 3 districts of the province: Khong Jiam, Mueng Mai and Pho Sai. It covers a total area of 340 sq km. Situated on the bank of the Mekong river, the park's boundary is next to Lao's border. Towering cliffs, sandstone, wild flowers, and beautiful scenery are something you expect to see. Siamese hare, barking deer, civet, wild pig and serow are wild lives sometimes can be seen in the park.
The park's attractions include numerous waterfalls such as Soi Sawan, Thung Na Mueng, Saeng Chan (Ru) . Sao Chaliang (the sand stone formations) and Chana Dai Cliff are must see sights in Pha Taem National Park.
Taem Cliff and Kham Cliff (Pha Taem and Pha Kham) are the most significant attractions. At these towering cliffs, there are historic wall paintings that stretch over 180 meters along the cliffs' walls. These 300 paintings are over 3,000 years old. The paintings depict animals, hunting scenes, fishing method, human hands, and human figures.
Best time to visit the park is from October to November. At this time of the year, you will see full bloom flowers, stunning waterfalls and enjoy spectacular forest views. Rainy Season is from June to October. The period of cool weather is from October to February. Hot and dry weather is from February to June.
Accommodations are available but they are very limited. There is a camping area. If you plan to stay overnight, please bring your own camping equipments.
The park's office is in Khong Jiam district. To contact the Pha Taem National Park office, please call +66 4524 9780
Details: Pha Taem National Park contact address is at P.O. Box 5, Tambol Huay Pai, Khong Jiam District, Ubon Ratchathani 34220
How to get there: From Khong Jiam district, Pha Taem National Park is 18 kilometers. To travel by car, take highway 2134, then highway 2112. Turn right at 8th kilometers. Then, continue for 5 more kilometers to Pha Taem.