Khao Kho comprises complex mountain ranges. Its summit is 1,174 metres above sea level. Khao Ya is 1,290 metres, while Khao Yai is 865 metres. Moreover, there is Khao Takhian Ngo, Khao Hin Tang Bat, Khao Huai Sai and Khao Um Phae. The forests in this area are deciduous dipterocarp forest, pine forest and evergreen forest. The interesting point is the plants in the Family Palmae which seem like the Asian Palmyra Palm, but they bear fruits in bunches similar to betel nuts. Although, at present a large area of forests has already been cut down, some are still to be seen.Interesting attractions at Khao Kho are as follows:
How to get there
By Car: Take Highway 2196 until reaching Km. 29, continue for 4 kilometres and turn left to the palace. The route is quite steep, vehicles should be in good condition and possess high engine power. From Phetchabun to Khao Kho, take Highway No. 21, Phetchabun – Lom Sak to the Na Ngua T-junction, a distance of 13 kilometres. Turn left along Highway 2258 for another 30 kilometres. Otherwise, take Highway No. 12, Phitsanulok – Lom Sak to Km. 100. At Ban Camp Son, turn left into Khao Kho along Highway 2196 for 33 kilometres. The transport to Khao Kho should not be a coach because there are many curves along the route. The roads are quite narrow and steep. A pick-up or a van in good condition is more appropriate.
By Bus: Tourists who travel by bus can rent a Song Thaeo at the entrance to Khao Kho in the Camp Son area. At Km. 100, there is a minibus provided from 8.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Otherwise, a Song Thaeo can be rented at the Municipal Market in Mueang Phetchabun.
Kaeng Liang Pha: Namtok Kaeng Liangpha is the waterfall, which has a story background that in the past time there were a lot of the mountain goats in this waterfall. It is on the north of Namtok Khan Bandai about 300 m, its beautiful is a large stoneyard and high-slope cliff.Khan Bandai Waterfall: Namtok Khan Bandai is a waterfall which looks like the step about 20 steps, is 4 kms on the north of Namtok Than Thip, this waterfall is shady beautiful for relaxing.
Noen Mahatsachan: Noen Mahatsachan is located at Km. 17.5, Na Ngua – Sado Phong Road on Highway 2258. After driving to this spot, stop the engine, the car will move back up the hill by itself. This happening is from an illusion because when measuring the height of both spots, the hill’s height is lower than that of the path to the hill.Pha Lat Waterfall: Namtok Phalat is in the local of Bung Khla sub-district, Lom Sak district. Able to travel to Namtok Than Thip forest park office and then walk on the trail about 5 kms. or able to travel to Ban Hua Na, Bung Khla sub-district ,and walk on the trail about 2 kms. It depends on the person. Namtok Phalat is the waterfall from the cliff for the person who prefers adventure. From Namtok Phalat able to walk on the trail which is connect to Namtok Thanthip, Namtok Khan Bandai Scenery view point, Namtok Huai Chok that will pass the various of forest type condition and astonishing view point.
Samsipkot Waterfall: Namtok Samsipkot, Ban Phatthana Woraphong, there is one level waterfall, which has clear water for relaxing.Tat Fa Waterfall: Namtok Tat Fa is on the north of the boundary of Lomkao district and Lom Sak district. The entrance of Namtok Tatfa is about 7 kms. From province highway number 2008, It is the most biggest and largest waterfall in Khao Kho National Parks, appropriate in the mode of adventure and the person who prefer natural activities such as trekking, rafting along the stream etc.
Than Thip Waterfall: Namtok Than Thip is on Bung Namtao sub-district, Lom Sak district from 250-kilometer stone on highway number 21 (Sara Buri-Lom Sak) Bung Namtao intersection then go to province highway number 2302 (Bung Namtao-Thung Samo) about 4 kms and there is a crossroad to the waterfall about 2.4 kms. The waterfall has one level, 26 m high and 30 m wide. There is natural attraction for learning along the route and the stream all year long. In front of the waterfall has a large basin and astonishing beautiful beach for playing water. Moreover there are the other tourism places in the vicinity as following.Wang Nam Rin Waterfall: Wang Nam Rin is a small waterfall about 5 m high with spring up water all the year, fill with a various species of fern which is far 150 m from Namtok Than Thip, above Wang Namrin can see the view of Namtok Than Thip.
Wang Tum Waterfall: Namtok Wang Tum is in the boundary of Campson Khao kho district. From Campson district goes to Ban Dong Long and keep walking about 1 km. Namtok Wangtum is 40 kms. high, it is on Huai Sam Muang, There is a large basin of front of the waterfall for relaxing.Yai Namko Cave: The entrance is from province highway number 2008, which is on Khao Namko Yai cliff above 1,023 m from msl. It is the settle of Buddha image for the local people and in the vicinity to adore. This place also able to see a large view of Lomsak district.
Heaw Sai Waterfall: Located at Km. 67 on Highway 12. From the road walk the 1,000 m. trail to the waterfall. The water here comes from Sa Nam Sai strem. This forms a natural border between Nam Nao destrict and Khom san district.Pha Hong Cave View Point: This is located at Km. 39 on Highway 12. From the road walk 300m. to the view point where you will be rewarded with a good view. Walk a further 200m. to a spot which is particularly good for watching the sunset.
Pha Lom Pha Kong: The entrance called Phu Pha Klang Dong Park sub station (Sum Maung) is at milestone no. 40 on Ban Hui SanaamSai - Amphoe Lom Khao state highway. It will take a further 5-7 km on foot. This limestone mountain high 1,134 meters above average sea level. At the top, you can view the beautiful landscape lower down consisted of Evergreen forest and Mixed evergreen forest which composed with plenty of valued fauna. Besides, neighboring area consisted with Pha Klang Loan Cliff, the 850 meters height cliff, and Pha Ton Hom Cliff, the 900 meters height is also very attractive.Phu Khor View Point: It’s located at milestone number 42 on state highway number 12 (Lom Sak-Chum Pae). This is one of the most wonderful view point, especially in winter, which you can view the beautiful scenery of sunrise. Besides, you can enjoy nature study by trekking a 4 km nature trails routing between this view point to the tourist center.
Phu Pha Jit: The entrance is located at 69 km along state highway number 12 (Don Lomsak - Chum Pae), followed by a further 10 km walk - about 6-7 hours walk. General geography of its plateau summit mountain with Pine forest and standing alone in the mainland plateau seem like Phu Gradung National Park but differ by its smaller size. Phu Pha Jit is the highest mountain of Nam Nao National Park at a peak that is 1,271 meters above average sea level.Sam Pak Kaw Waterfall: The Upper Sand Creek Stadium. Waterfall with a height of about 3 meters. Direct access to the main road at Km 64 of Lom Sak - Chum Phae. Walking distance about 400 meters.
Sai Ngoen Waterfall: Away from the Kaew waterfall about 700 meters from the pedestrian streets, Lom Sak - Chum Phae same entrance at the main waterfall waterfall is 64.5 km at a height of about 5 meters.Sai Thong Waterfall: Sai Thong Waterfall, about 500 meters from Heaw Sai Waterfall, is about 30 meters wide and 4 meters high, and has nicely atmosphere suitable for recreation especially in rainy season, which has water drop full of 30 meters wide very beautiful.
Suan Son Dong Paek: Suan Son Dong Paek or Dong Paek Pine Forest, not so far from Suan Son Phu Kum Kao, is where Son Song Bai or Two-needle-leafed pine trees (Pinus merkusii) and Three-needle-leafed pine trees growdensely to form a thick pine forest. Thesepine trees are over a hundred years old andare 35-50 metres in height. The large treeshave grown into spectacular forms. This is located at Km. 49 on Highway 12. From Km. 49 follow a track for about 5 Km. to the view point. This area has pine forest and grassland areas. There is a nature trial that you can walk within this area.Suan Son Phu Kum Khao: From Km.53 on Highway 12. There is a track from this point that leads to the view point. A distance of about 15 Km. This area of pine forest covers an area of about 10 km2. During the cold season this area changes colour from green to brown and the grass becomes green. Many beautiful plants and flowers grow within this area. Phu Goom Kow Hill is about 880 m. tall. If you were to stand on top of this hill you would be able to see Chulabhorn Reservoir.
Tad Pran Ba Waterfall: The entrance is near Nam Nao Sub District Office, at the milestone number 20 on Ban Hauy Sanaam Sai - Amphoe Lom Sak state highway, then the laterite road will lead you to the waterfall. Tad Pran Ba is a medium size waterfall with its 20 meters height and 2 floors. The water originated from Khern Stream flows all year round. It’s so called Pran Ba because that is the name of the person who first discovered it, and Tad is a local word means waterfall.Yai Nam Nao Cave: At Km. 60 on Highway (Ban Huai Sa Nam Sai-Amphur Lom Kow-Ban Nong Chart) The cave is close to the Park Substation (named after the cave). From the substation is a 3Km. track to the cave.
The cave is Limestone reaching a height of 955m. There is water flowing within the cave and you will see stalagmites and stalactites. Be careful not to touch these as it will stop their growth.Opening Hours: Daily from 06.00 am. – 06.00 pm.
Tat Mok Waterfall: The head from Tat Mok mountain is a particularly tall waterfall. Moreover, its one of beautiful steeply cliff which has only 1 level a bout 200-300m.high.Admission: Adult 100 baht Child 50 baht