Phu Luang is a wildlife sanctuary in northern Thailand,
located in the south of Loei province. It is about 3 times
bigger than "Phu Kradueng."
various kinds of forests here such as pine forest,
mixed forest, and
tropical rain forest. It is also known as the Emerald of
Many types of orchid are grown in the sanctuary which
amounts to more than 160 species.
An area of Phu
is managed for
people to visit and learn about nature as the Nature Study
Route is organized. The area is called Khok Nok Kraba. It
is filled with beautiful orchids.
We started out trip early in the morning by watching the
sunrise at Pha Somdet, and then walked to Pha Talern.
Along the route,
we found Rhododendron lyi
all around Lan
We also found Dendrobium Unicum in the bushes.
On the way to
Lan Suriyan, there is a centre of orchids. We found
dayanum Rchb. f.
Dendrobium Unicum is a small orchid and also known as the
Queen of Summer.