Chaiyaphum is one of the northeastern provinces of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi, and Phetchabun.
Chaiyaphum is a province located in North-East region (Isan) just 342 km from Bangkok. It is mountains, half plateau and roughly half forests approximately 50% of Chaiyaphum. The province has a total area of 12,778.3 square km. or 7,986,429 Rai.
Chaiyaphum, the City of Phraya Lae the Brave, features many historical monuments from its long and storied history, as well as spectacular natural beauty. It is a land of beautiful Dok Krachiao (curcuma) fields and abundant waterfalls, especially in the rainy season.
In addition to its storied history, Chaiyaphum Province is famous for its natural beauty, best appreciated in its four national parks: Tat Thon National Park features dry dipterocarp forests, Sai Thong National Park contains the spectacular Sai Thong waterfall, Pa Hin Ngam National Park includes some odd rock formations, and Phu Laen Kha National Park has dense forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and rocky mountain cliffs. Chaiyaphum is a region filled with a variety of exotic flora and fauna and visitors can enjoy jungle trekking, camping, and swimming in its outstanding natural parks.
Dok Krachiao Blooming Festival
When: June – August
Where: Thep Sathit District
Dok Krachiao Field (Siam Tulip)The festival is held annual on June – August at Pa Hin Ngam National Park because the fields of pinkish-purple Siam Tulip, or “Dok Krachiao”, come in to full bloom inthe early part of the rainy season from June to August. Highlights are seeing Blooming white green and pink Krachiao across the national parks, a parade, musical performance, walking competition and rock climbing rally at “Pha Kor – Rak”. Admire the natural beauty of nearby tourist attractions such as Sai Thong waterfall and Pha Ham Hod viewpoint in Sai Thong National Park including the display and sales of famous local product.
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