Phu Thap Boek

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Phu Thap Boek
ภูทับเบิก
Phu Thap Buek71.JPG
East side of the summit seen from Route 203
Highest point
Elevation1,768 m (5,801 ft)
ListingList of mountains in Thailand
Coordinates16°54′23″N 101°5′14″E / 16.90639°N 101.08722°E / 16.90639; 101.08722Coordinates: 16°54′23″N 101°5′14″E / 16.90639°N 101.08722°E / 16.90639; 101.08722
Geography
Phu Thap Boek is located in Thailand
Phu Thap Boek
Phu Thap Boek
Thailand
LocationPhetchabun Province, Thailand
Parent rangePhetchabun Mountains
Geology
Mountain typesandstone

Phu Thap Boek (Thai: ภูทับเบิก) is a 1,768 m high mountain in Phetchabun Province, Thailand near the border with Loei Province. It is in the Lom Kao District.[1]

Description[edit]

Rising in the western range of the massif this mountain is the highest point of the Phetchabun Mountains. The peak rises 12 km west of Highway 203, between Loei town and Phetchabun town.[2]

Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park is in the area around the mountain.[3] The park overlaps the borders of two provinces, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun.[4] Most of the mountain is covered in mixed evergreen forest and there are also some farms on its slopes where the climate conditions favor cabbage farming.[5] The area around the mountain is part of the Luang Prabang montane rain forests ecoregion.[6]

The villagers at Phu Thap Boek are the Hmong hill tribe. The migrants come from the northern part of Thailand. They are taken care of by the Phetchabun Hilltribe Development Center.[7] The mountain, originally home of Hmong people's settlements, has been overrun by allegedly illegal resorts and restaurants.[8]

Geography[edit]

Phu Thap Boek is at 1,768 meters elevation. There is abundant natural and fresh air all year. In the morning, fog and clouds is cover all the top of mountain. Moreover, there are many cabbage farms along the foothills. The mountain in this area are raised from the orogeny of the land in the past, so it changed the area at Phetchabun Province from flat plate to became a Sand-Rock mountain. The east and south are the contact areas with Lom Sak District and Khao Kho District. The north and west are adjacent to Loei Province. During the day, you can see the area below of Lom Kao District and Lom Sak District.[9]

Climate[edit]

In the winter, the temperature is quite colder and it will be very cold in December. Summer temperatures average about 20 degree Celsius. In the rainy season, rainfall is abundant.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ban Thap Boek". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ Google Earth
  3. ^ Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park Archived 2016-04-18 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Phu Thap Boek & Phuhinrongkla National Park
  5. ^ Phu Thap Boek - Cabbage farms
  6. ^ Luang Prabang montane rain forests
  7. ^ "Paiduaykan.com". Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  8. ^ Na Thalang, Jeerawat (2015-11-01). "Reclaiming some lost ground". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Khaokao.com". Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  10. ^ "Meteorological department". Retrieved October 20, 2017.

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