The peak of Phu Ruea (1,365 meters above sea level) has been
regarded the coldest location in Thailand during the winter
season for several years. Phu Ruea covers an area of
approximately 120 square kilometers, featuring cool climate,
lush pine forest and beautiful winter flowers. Other attractions
include observation points, waterfalls, rock gardens, and caves
with highlights such as Pha Lon Noi, which offers a spectacular
sunrise and beautiful scenery, Pha Sub Thong, a very steep
cliff, Namtok Huai Phai, a 30 meter-high waterfall, and Phu Ruea
Summit, which provides a fine view of Huang and Khong Rivers.
The foot of Phu Ruea also finds Chateau de Loei Winery, a
huge vineyard with modern wine-making facilities.
Admission: 200 baht for adults, 100 baht for children
Getting there: The Park is located 60 kilometers west of Amphoe
Muang on Highway No. 203.