Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park

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Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park
อุทยานแห่งชาติภูสระดอกบัว
IUCN category II (national park)
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Map showing the location of Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park
Map showing the location of Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park
Location within Thailand
Location Thailand
Nearest city Mukdahan
Coordinates 16°12′10″N 104°48′0″E / 16.20278°N 104.80000°E / 16.20278; 104.80000Coordinates: 16°12′10″N 104°48′0″E / 16.20278°N 104.80000°E / 16.20278; 104.80000
Area 231 km²
Established 1992

Phu Sa Dok Bua (Thai: ภูสระดอกบัว) National Park is a national park that lies in the Amnat Charoen, Mukdahan, and Yasothon provinces of Thailand. The park’s headquarters are located at Amphoe Don Tan, Mukdahan Province.[1]

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The park is covered by dwarf dry dipterocarp forest.[2] There is a 423 m high mountain in it. On the mountain top there are 11 stone pools which are a few metres wide. Oddly, all of them are occupied by different species of colourful lotus found normally in swamps. Local legend says that nobody planted the lotus, that they grew spontaneously. Thus these pools were named “Phu Sa Dok Bua”, literally 'the mountain of lotus pools'.

Nearby is a huge cave which can accommodate hundreds of people. This cavern served as one of the strongholds of the Communist Party of Thailand around the 1960s.[3] The park has also impressive rock terraces and the sunset from 386 m high Phu Pha Hom is a spectacular view.[4]

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