Phu Wiang National Park

Khon Kaen Province

Phu Wiang National Park blankets a horseshoe-shaped mountain with beautiful views and waterfalls, but almost everyone comes here for the dinosaurs. This was the first place in Thailand dinosaurs were found and some bone and footprint fossils were left exposed after the palaeontologists finished their work. There's also a dinosaur museum.

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1. Dinosaur Excavation Sites

0.36 MILES

Enclosed excavation sites, including one with a partial skeleton of Siamotyrannus isanensis, an early ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex, can be reached on…

2. Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum

1.93 MILES

Three kilometres before the Phu Wiang National Park, this museum has geology and palaeontology displays, including full-size models of the dinosaur…

3. Phu Wiang Dinosaur Footprints

6.67 MILES

There are about 70 footprints in 12 very clear sets of tracks preserved in sandstone here. They're 140 million years old, mostly from a very small…

4. Si Wiang Dinosaur Park

6.76 MILES

One of the first things you see after crossing the pass into the mountain, Si Wiang Dinosaur Park is full of giant photogenic concrete dinosaur statues…

5. Tat Fa Waterfall

7.46 MILES

This 15m waterfall, the best within Phu Wiang National Park, is in such a great setting that it's even beautiful the half of the year it has no water. It…

6. Hin Chang Si

24.57 MILES

The core attraction of Nam Phong National Park and the nearest nature reserve to Khon Kaen city, the Hin Chang Si ('Elephant-Rubbing Rock') area is full…