A perfect place for stargazing, Mo Hin Khao in the Phu Laen Kha National Park of Chaiyaphum features arrays of extraterrestrial white rock columns, hence the name. It is above is also a popular place for nature lovers who usually camp out for the best scenes of the sunrise. Most rocks at Mo Hin Khao are white sandstone, some contain siltstone, mudstone, and purple sandstone.
These are another archeological gem of Thailand’s central plateau, believed to have taken place almost 200 million years ago. Cooler months boast colorful blossoms of wildflowers that blanket the entire area. Another great spot for photo ops.
Attractions near Chaiyaphum
Tat Ton Waterfall
A part of the Phu Laen Kha mountain range, Tat Ton Waterfall is a key natural attraction in Chaiyaphum. The Cascades plunging down the wide rock plateaus are at their best during the rainy season (around June – September).
Siam Tulip and Pa Hin Ngam National Park
This national park is best seen during the rainy season (from May-August) when its unique and unusual rock formations are blanketed with the bright pink field of ‘Dok Krachiao’.
This sacred Phrathat features a mix of Lanna and Lan Xang architecture and enshrines relics of Lord Buddha, making it the most revered temple of Chaiyaphum.