By ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
With photo contributions from Mira Mei Balmedina, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Thailand, & Phu Kradueng National Park
At the top of Phu Kradueng National Park by Phu Kradueng National ParkASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Phu Kradueng National Park is known for its sizable sandstone peak with a broad plateau at its summit that spans an area of around 60 square kilometres.
The park mainly consists of plant communities of hilly evergreen forest, dry evergreen forest, pine forest, mixed deciduous forest, deciduous dipterocarp forest, naturally regenerating forest, plant communities on rock terraces, and grasslands.
Golden Jackal in Phu Kradueng National Park by Phu Kradueng National ParkASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Phu Kradueng is a sanctuary for globally important species of plants and animals.
Rhododendron lyi in Phu Kradueng National Park by Phu Kradueng National ParkASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Some of the rare plants found in the park include Ya dok lam phong (Photinia stenophylla), Phak Chi Phu Kradueng (Limnophila cephalantha), and White rhodedendron (Rhododendron lyi).
It is also home to some critically endangered species, such as the Sunda pangolin and the Elongated tortoise; and five endangered species, namely, Phayre's langur, White-handed gibbon, Dhole, Elephant; and the Big-headed turtle.
Sunrise in Phu Kradueng National Park by Phu Kradueng National ParkASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Nature enthusiasts may visit Phu Kradueng and enjoy their ecotourism activities such as hiking, visiting waterfalls, or just basking in the beautiful view of its sunrise and sunset. The best time to visit the park is from October to May.
Learn more about Phu Kradueng National Park
Phu Kradueng National Park in the news.
ASEAN Heritage Parks
ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHPs) are protected areas of high conservation importance that provide valuable contributions to safeguarding ecosystems and biodiversity.
AHPs provide a window to the world, showcasing a wealth of biodiversity that is uniquely ASEAN.
With photo contributions from The Management Board of Bidoup Nui-Ba National Park.