Phu Ruea National Park
|Phu Ruea National Park|
View from Phu Ruea peak
|Area||121 km2 (47 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation|
Phu Ruea mountain is 1,365 metres (4,478 ft) tall and experiences some of Thailand's coldest temperatures. In December and January temperatures here can fall below freezing. Phu Ruea means 'boat mountain', a name inspired by the shape of a cliff at the peak.
Other peaks within the park include Phusun at 1,035 metres (3,396 ft) and Phuku at 1,000 metres (3,300 ft).
The park has numerous waterfalls, the highest of which is the Huaiphai waterfall at 30 metres (98 ft) tall. Other waterfalls include Hin Sam Chan, nearest the park's parking area, and Huai Tuai.
The park also contains numerous unusual rock formations including at the Phu Ruea peak.
Flora and fauna
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