Phu Wiang National Park

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Uranium miners discovered a giant patella bone in this region in 1976. Palaeontologists then unearthed a fossilised 15m-long herbivore later named Phuwianggosaurus sirindhornae (after Her Royal Majesty, Princess Sirindhorn). More remains were uncovered and Phu Wiang National Park was born.

Enclosed excavation sites including one with a partial skeleton of Siamotyrannus isanensis, an early ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex – can be easily reached by trails from the visitor centre or nearby parking areas.