Sunday, 11 December 2011
After passing the park entrance (no guards in sight) we had to drive another 8km going up the mountain, just 200m before the end there is a parking place but you can drive on to the end. From there you have to start walking the last 500m to the top and view point. It is a easy walking trail and after 250m you get to the "Hin Chang Si" what means 'Rock of Elephant color". The legend is that long time before there were many elephants living here and they used the rock to scrub their skin and that is why the rock has the color of the skin of a elephant.
On the top of the mountain are many huge rocks, I mean huge in the size of a house! And at the west-side of the top there is a view point from where you can overlook the all Ubonratana lake. We were a bit early there, but there must be a beautiful sunset here over the lake.
How to get there?
Take route 12 out of Khon Kaen in direction of Chumphae and after about 15km just after Nong Bua there are sign for "Namphong National Park" to the right. Just follow the road to Khok Ngam.