Phetchabun

PHETCHABUN

Rural splendor and cool climate

Phetchabun is a province of rich potential with many fascinating and beautiful cultural and natural attractions. Its cool, pleasant climate is ideal for escaping the city heat and its rich soil is ideal for agricultural development; indeed, the name of the city, which dates back more than 1,400 years, derives from the meaning “the land of crops and foods. MICE gatherings regarding agriculture and rural development are well served in this charming rural Thai province.

FAST FACTS

REGION

Northern

POPULATION

995,223 people (Male: 493,187 people, Female: 502,036 people)

HOW TO GET THERE

Although there is an airport in Phetchabun for domestic charter flights, the province is best reached by car or bus from Bangkok (345km).  There are air-conditioning buses, Bangkok-Phetchabun-Lomsak-Khao Kho line, departing from Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2) on Kampangpetch 2 Road every day.

ACTIVITIES

Trekking, birding and wildlife spotting in Nam Nao National Park, swimming at Than Thip Waterfall, Agro-tourism

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

Khao Kho National Park, Nam Nao National Park, Si Thep Historical Park, Phra That Pha Sorn Kaew, Phu Tub Berk, Sunflower Field at Bueng Sam Phan, Tung Salang Luang National Park, Bang Rachan Islet, Kamnan Chul Farm, Sridit Waterfall

INTERESTING INFO

Khao Kho National Park is known as "Little Switzerland" because of its beautiful scenery and cool weather. Around the 11th century Phetchabun city was a point of contact between the Dvaravati and Khmer Empires.