Phuluang Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand
Early in the morning we ate fast breakfast and headed towards nearby Phuluang Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand. You can spot wild animals there – including elephants, see various species of flowers and discover dinosaur fossil footprints. We were warned to drive slowly, as there is the Curve of Death on the way to the reserve and a lot of people died there.
Phuluang Wildlife Santuary in Thailand
When we safely arrived to Phuluang Wildlife Sanctuary it turned out, that we have two choices – short and long track. If we decide to take the long one, we should hire a guide, cause it’s easy to get lost there. I would prefer to wander on our own, but my companion was worried so we ended up following a guide. Several minutes after we set off, we heard a noise of breaking branches and trees in nearby bushes. Our guide told us to be quiet, as those sounds were caused by wild elephants and if they hear us, they might feel unsafe and attack. As our guide told us, there are over 100 wild living elephants living in that reserve. Those elephants are really free-living, not like in other so called “reserves”, where elephants are trained to entertain tourists and bring money to their captures.
We’ve been wandering among the rocks for few hours, enjoying surrounding views, beautiful flowers, trees, landscapes, nature. Had a chance to see hundreds of species of flowers – red and white orchids, wild roses and many other species. There are over 300 different species of various animals living in the reserve. Among them you can spot barking deers, bears, leopards, Siamese big headed turtles, elephants and many other species of animals living truly free.
Wandering around we finally reached so-called Pha Talearn – cliff which is kind of a stone terrace with a view of the surrounding area. It was really astonishing view. On our way back found nearly 140 million years old dinosaur footprints – footprints of the huge carnivorous Carnosaurus.
It was the last day of our trip – unfortunately I had only single entry visa, so I couldn’t accompany Patch on her way to Laos. I had to travel to the south, where I was going to visit Ben in Banchang, and afterwards go to Bangkok, where I was supposed to volunteer. My volunteering job in Bangkok was babysitting of seven cats during the absence of their owner. I had a feeling that incoming month would be really interesting.