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“Fine for photos, but dual pricing and bad storytelling are turnoffs”

Reviewed 21 May 2014

It's about halfway between Udon Thani and Nong Khai, roughly a 65 km journey from either city. You have lots of chances to take photos, and you get an English brochure when you arrive. Expect to take between 1-2 hours of walking around, and bring plenty of water - the only shade around is from the rocks themselves!

Like most Thai national parks, a dual pricing system is in effect - tourists like us pay 100 baht while Thai nationals get in for 20 baht. For the extra cost, I'd expect there to be better translations, or at least signs that don't look like they were abandoned a decade ago. Worse, the signs that remain look cheaply done, and fail to explain the intriguing legends that turn the rocks into a set piece for the story.

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

If you are in the Udon Thani/Nong Khai I would highly recommend visiting this park. Carved from glacial movements over a million years ago this park area is a fantastic way to spend a day. You will see these neat rock formations carved out by glaciers, man made structures and other oddities.
There is close to 8km of hiking trails throughout the park and is an easy walk for most people. There are washroom facilities, a museum and most of the year local Thai restaurants on site.
A good map is available at the registration desk and the park entry fee for tourists is 100baht and for Thai's with ID card 20baht (subject to change).

For more background on this visit the following link which provides a fantastic story and background information on Phu Phra Bat.

http://www.mutmee.com/040020_tale_of_nang_usa.htm

Date of experience: April 2012
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