Thap Boek is located at Mu 14, Wang Ban Sub-district. It is a Hmong village. Geographically, it lies at the 1,768 meters above sea level claimed as the highest point of Phetchabun Province. It is mountainous from the starting point up to the village with chilly climate throughout the year. It is also a reservation venue for the rain used in the ceremony of casting a spell onto the holy water for the Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King’s 72nd Birthday Anniversary 5th December 1999. At Ban Thap Boek, vegetables, especially cabbage, will be planted with no watering due to 2 seasons; namely, the rainy season and winter. Moreover, when the mountain top is filled with Cherry blossoms from December till January, it is also the best season to travel.
During the rainy season, it is misty during both daytime and nighttime. Therefore, it is sometimes called “the Misty Town”, where the event “Climb up to Thap Boek, Experience the Coolness and Watch the Stars on the Ground” is organised because the night time scenery of Lomsak and Lomkao town as it twinkles from the electric lights like stars on the earth.
Accommodation The Phetchabun Tourism Association has provided bungalows and rental tents for tourists. In the case visitors bring their own tents, a camping site fee will be charged. For further information, contact the Phetchabun Tourism Association, Tel. 0 5670 9026, 08 1680 0223.
To get there From Phetchabun, take Highway No. 21 to Lom Sak District for 40 kilometres. At Lom Sak District, take Highway No. 203 for 13 kilometres and turn left into Lom Kao District and proceed further for 5 kilometres, passing Ban Wang Ban. Go straight on until the end of the road, turn left into Highway 1143 for 1 kilometre, and turn right into Highway 2331, passing Huai Nam Rin Village until Km. 18-19, prior to the checkpoint to the park. There will be a direction sign into Thap Boek Village, turn right and go further for 4 kilometres. (Note: The route is very steep and curving. Visitors should travel by a vehicle with high engine power and with special caution.)