Friday, June 30, 2006

Phataem - Thailand

Phataem View ThailandPhataem ThailandPhataem Kongchiam Thailand The park located in Ubon Ratchatani province, covers Amphur Khong Jiam, Sri Muang Mai and Pho Sai. The 340km2 park is a wide variety of interesting scenery and activities. The fascinating aspect is the Mekhong river which serves as a long natural border between the park and Loas providing some excellent views. The area has a considerable historical and natural value and was requested to become a national park on the 31st December 1991 as the 74th national park of Thailand. The park has a monsoonal climate with three distinct season; The rain (June-September), the cold (October-February) and the dry season (March-May). The park can be visited all year but be prepared for the chilly nights in the cold season and the occasional heavy thunderstorms in the rain season. The park covers by Dipterocarp forest with Shorea obtusa, Shorea siamensis, Dipterocarpus obtusifollus are dominant species and some beautiful flowers. Beyond, there are some dry evergreen forests near streams. It is also wildlife habitats for example Siamese hare, barking deer, civet, palm civet. And we can see wild pig and serow, which moved from Laos in summer The general topography of the park are undulating plains and highlands, and is part of the Phannom Dongrak mountain range. Rock pillars and rock formations are characteristics park. Sandstone is the most common rock type found. The Mekhong river is the ends of the many streams of the park. The park has a monsoon climate with three seasons: rainy season (June to October), cool season (October to February) and the dry and hot season (February to June). The park is covered by Dipterocarp forest with Shorea obtusa, Shorea siamensis, Dipterocarpus obtusifollus and some beautiful flowers. There are also some dry evergreen forests near the streams.

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