Sunrise at Phu Kho at Nam Nao National Park

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In September 2017 we were driving from Chumphae to Lomsak over route 12 and then you are more or less going thru Nam Nao National park. And while following this beautiful twisty road thru the beautiful mountains you are passing a "Sunrise viewpoint" at Phu Kho. Going to Lomsak it is on your right hand side and there are some (small) signs. Don't drive to fast and you have to come very early! You can park your car down at the beginning of a short but steep walking path up-to the actually view point.

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After walking up you enter a natural plateau from where you have a magnificent view of Nam Nao National park with a beautiful red glow from the sunrise. Well we were a little bit too late but still breathtaking, one of the simple things I enjoy very much. There are some bamboo benches to sit, relax and enjoy the sunset. But to give you a better view they have build a view-point-tower.

Looks quite impressive so I started to climb up, but already at the first level I did not trust the steel-construction and at the second level I thought "This is stupid", made a photo shot and did go down again. Another weird experience at that moment was the temperature. When we left Khon Kaen it was 4:30 in the morning and 27degree Celsius. At sunrise high in the mountains it was 19degrees Celsius, while arriving in Khon Kaen in the afternoon it was 37degrees Celsius! What a differences!

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The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!