Compared to temperate zones the changing of the seasons may be less obviously pronounced in this part of the world, but that only makes those changes that do take place all the more special. One such annual display of seasonal hues involves a pinkish-purple flower known as the Siam Tulip (or Dok Krachiao). This flower is one of the most admired blossoms in Thailand, and millions of them will brighten up the Northeast’s Chaiyaphum province from now until the end of August. During these upcoming months Pa Hin Ngam National Park and Sai Thong National Park will be blanketed with an exceptional beauty, as these brightly coloured wild blooms take over the hills and valleys. Apart from sightseeing around the national parks, the local sectors in cooperation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) also organize a range of fun-filled activities including trekking tours in the two national parks, concerts and local products to buy.
And if you happen to be visiting Pa Hin Ngam National Park, try to make the 7 km journey to see the famous Thep Prathan waterfall, located in Tambon Ban Rai (Chaiyaphum province). It’s another of this region’s natural attractions—one which still remains unspoiled and pristine. You can even go swimming there.