THE PETRIFIED WOOD FOREST, TAK, THAILAND

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Ban Tak, Tak, Thailand, 2012

 

 

The Petrified Wood Forest located in Amphoe Ban Tak (Ban Tak City), Thailand contains the largest petrified wood specimen in Asia and second largest in the world. It is 20 metres in length and 2 metres in diameter.

 

How To Get There

 

The site is located on Mu 7, Tambon Tak Ok in the Mae Salit – Pong Daeng national forest.  The entrance is at the 443 km mark on Highway No. 1 / Phahonyothin Road.  The entrance is 2.5 km across from Ban Tak Hospital on the opposite lane.

 

Entrance is free.

 

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Ban Tak, Tak, Thailand, 2012

 

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Ban Tak, Tak, Thailand, 2012

 

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Comments

  1. Russell says

    I’m not sure where you are getting the info about the fossil tree in Thailand, but the one you are referring to at Bantak Petrified Wood Forest Park was measured upon excavation at 72.2 m, present day it is 69 m; that being said, it IS the longest petrified wood specimen IN THE WORLD, not the second.

    I see it every day due conducting my research in the park, so I’m 100% sure of this.

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