Sign at Khao Phra Wihan National Park in Kantharalak with the text: "Welcome to Pha Mo I Daeng, gateway to Prasat Khao Phra Wihan" in Kantharalak, Sisaket.

Khao Phra Wihan National Park in Sisaket Shuts Amid Forest Fires

SISAKET (NNT) – Khao Phra Wihan National Park in Si Sa Ket province has been temporarily closed for three days due to the impact of smoke from severe forest fires along the Thai-Cambodian border. The fires have been spreading rapidly, filling the area with dense smoke and dust particles, adversely affecting both tourism and local wildlife, including monkeys, bats, and birds.

Khao Phra Wihan National Park, Sisaket

The decision to close the national park, which includes popular tourist spots like Pha Mo E-Daeng and Noen Nab Dao, was announced on its Facebook page. The closure affects camping sites and overnight accommodations, and it is set to last from Friday (Mar 1) to Sunday (Mar 3). The move comes as authorities work to manage the smoke situation and mitigate the fire’s effects on the park and its visitors.

Full story: National News Bureau of Thailand

Krajangwit Johjit
National News Bureau of Thailand

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