Pha Taem

Natural Feature in Pha Taem National Park

These ancient rock paintings, which are at least 1000 years old but probably much older, sit on a cliff down below the visitor centre. Subjects include þlah bèuk (giant Mekong catfish), elephants, human hands, geometric designs and fish traps that look much like the huge ones still used today. The second viewing platform fronts the most impressive batch. It's only a short, though steep, walk down to the paintings; but you can also continue past the paintings and complete a 4.3km loop.

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