Ian Young, 128 YinD
- Phu Tub Berk (Lomkao, Phetchabun / Mountain top)
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION
TRAVEL TIME (FROM BKK)
- 5-8 hours
THE COST FACTOR
- Pɛɛng mâak
HOW WAS THE WEATHER?
- DAMN! It was Chilly!
HOW LONG DID YOU STAY?
- Day trip
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS DESTINATION?
- You betcha!
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR TRAVELS…
So we were lucky enough to have my counterparts drive us up the mountain. It’s a difficult climb, so if you want a song-taew it could be really expensive, but once you’re up there it’s totally worth it. The drive is about an hour from Lomkao city. The Hmong village at the top of the mountain is set above the clouds and the valleys are covered in beautiful cabbage fields. At the top, there is also Wat Phu Tub Berk, and it’s an interesting site to go to because it’s not a typical temple but a tall tower with unique artwork. It began construction about 9 years ago and still has a few years to go. The produce stands are a big highlight from the trip because they had so much that we hadn’t seen in so long (avocados, bell peppers, passion fruit, strawberries during the winter, etc.). The main view point at the top of the mountain in the Hmong village is a must-see view because you’re in the clouds; you see the fields of surprisingly beautiful cabbage and the colorful resorts to stay in. The resorts on the mountain top are all very small, but colorful and cute and cost around 300 Baht/night for a room. Our place was called “Ya and Bpuu”, I think… The restaurants are few in number so maybe have some meals made and definitely bring some cold weather clothes because it gets really cold even during the day. Overall, a wonderful trip with a view that we’ll never forget! Let me know if you have any more questions on getting there!
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