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“Mae Hong Son” the City of three mists

Mae Hong Son province has another name ‘the City of three mists’ because it is surrounded by high mountains with cold temperatures and covered with mist all 3 seasons. The city is rich in the beauty of natural resources – mountains, forests, and Flowers leading the city to one of the must-see cities in Thailand.

For those familiar with the name, Mae Hong Son conjures fantastic images of rugged, mist-enshrouded mountains where isolated tribal villages await exploration. From the fascinating Culture of the indigenous tribal communities to the spectacular natural beauty of the countryside, Mae Hong Son is certainly a dream-come-true destination for many visitors.

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Nestled in a deep valley hemmed in by high mountain ranges, Mae Hong Son town has long been isolated from the outside world. Virtually covered with mist throughout the year, Mae Hong Son was once only accessible via harrowing, windy, narrow roads that took most of a day to traverse, an adventurous drive that made the town that much more alluring.

The name Mae Hong Son refers to the fact that its terrain is highly suitable for the training of elephants. Former governors of Chiang Mai used to organize the rounding up of wild elephants which were then trained in Mae Hong Son before being sent to the capital for work. Elephants remain an important part of the Local Culture, and elephant Trekking is a popular tourist activity, often combined with overnight hill tribe homestays and River Rafting.

Mae Hong Son is a fascinating province of Burmese and Lanna-style temples, hot springs, hill tribe villages, Trekking, Rafting, national parks, and even an annual reggae festival. In addition to being a charming capital in Mae Hong Son town, the town of Pai is also a traveler favorite; many people come to Mae Hong Son and Pai to experience the natural beauty of northern Thailand or witness one of the many festivals that are celebrated in Mae Hong Son, especially the annual novice ordination ceremony for young men declaring their intentions to become Buddhist monks.

Pai, Mae Hong Son: Thailand’s Mountainous Gem

Pai, in Mae Hong Son province, started to gain recognition in the late 1990s as a small city worth visiting when all thousands of curves en route from Chiang Mai were a challenge and often scared anyone prone to motion sickness when road conditions were worse than what they look like today.

Yet its irresistible charm as a charismatic compact town in the valley with cultural dominance and natural grandeur prompted this gem destination to its stardom, firmly well-positioned on the international travel map.

Bordering Myanmar, Mae Hong Son is the most mountainous province in Thailand that is still underdeveloped. Thanks to the tourism boom, many areas in the province including Pai have been benefiting from a growing number of visitors. Even though Pai is popular among tourists, it still has charm being an off-the-beaten path and a slow-life destination. However, the province still remains relatively exclusive due to it being hard to travel to.

Pai sits in a valley on the banks of the Pai River, about 146 kilometers northwest of Chiang Mai. It was once a small market village inhabited by ethnic Tai people from the Shan state whose culture is influenced by Myanmar. Primarily thriving on tourism, the town is full of affordable guesthouses and souvenir shops. Currently, a huge number of overseas visitors still enjoy the laid-back ambiance Pai has to offer, with most of them extending their travels from Chiang Mai to indulge themselves in the foggy morning, confirming the nickname of Mae Hong Son province as the ‘city of three mists’ surrounded by high mountains with cool temperature all seasons, and linger their socializing as the pulse of Pai starts beating faster when its renowned nightlife gets uncovered after twilight.

With unspoiled natural resources – mountains, forests, and flowers – and multi-faceted heritage, coupled with the contrasting pace of living during the day and nighttime, Pai can leave visitors spellbound, carefree, and lost in time. Known for its leisurely atmosphere suitable for young and seasoned travelers who want to get away from a bustling schedule and indulge themselves in the slow living ideology. This lovely small town can be visited all year round, with the cold season being the most popular and crowded time from November to February. An earlier visit from late August, which is in the middle of the green season, is acceptable as well since the rice paddies often reveal their brightest shade of green while natural surroundings offer something different from the peak season.

Make your way to Pai, and you will witness the town at its peaceful moment. Though the tiny town now turned into a famous and busy destination, you should spend a calm night here in some of the quiet accommodation outside the town. The town’s nature and vibrant art scenes will introduce you to a memorable side of this town.


Tham Lot Nature And Wildlife Education Centre
Mae Hong Son

Located in the Tham Lot Subdistrict, about 77 kilometers from the city of Mae Hong Son. It is an important archaeological site under the administration of the Lum Nam Pai Wildlife Sanctuary. There is an interesting cave called “Tham Nam Lot,” where Nam Lang Creek runs from the cave mouth to the other side of the mountain, resulting in beautiful formations of stalagmites and stalactites. The discovery of ancient tools and utensils at the site proved that the cave is around 2000 years in age. Inside the cave, about 1 kilometer long, consists of three huge rooms, called by different names. “Tham Sao Hin Luang” is a large cave full of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. The most prominent feature is a few large limestone pillars of up to 20 meters. “Tham Tukkata,” the most expansive and longest cave in Tham Nam Lot, is lined with small stalagmites, shaped like dolls of different sizes. There are distinctive prehistoric paintings in red and black colors on one side of the wall, something which is rare in Thailand. The last cavern on the exit side is called “Tham Phi Man.”, which besides having beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, has also offered up remnants of earthenware, grains, stone tools, human teeth, and even bones. Various sizes of “Men’s Coffins” or wooden troughs for feeding pets lie inside the room. The large coffins are placed on beams using 4-6 columns to anchor them to the ground. Each pair of pillars has a cavity so the beams can be inserted and placed over the men’s coffins. Due to the exotic subterranean wonder of darkness and mystery of the cave, visitors require a skilled navigator equipped with a storm lantern to guide them through, and these are available at a charge of 150 baht per navigator/group. The walking tour is divided into two sessions; visiting Tham Sao Hin Luang and Tham Tukkata and then visiting Tham Phi Man. Tham Lot Nature Study Centre is Open daily from 8.00 – 17.00 hrs. Accommodation and facilities: The center offers lodges and campgrounds. For further details contact, the service unit within the Tham Lot Nature Study Centre, Tel. 0 5361 7218


“Ban Rak Thai” for the European recommend to think about “Hallstatt”
Ban Rak Thai or Ban Mae O is the last village before reaching the Thai-Myanmar border, situated 44 kilometres from Mae Hong Son, via Pha Suea Waterfall in Mok Cham Pae Subdistrict. Most of the villagers here escaped from southern China during the emergence of the communist regime. Apart from a beautiful lake, tourists can explore the way of life and Chinese culture, which still exhibits many traditions in terms of both spoken and written language. The distinguishing feature of the Ban Rak Thai village houses is the old-style materials that were used in construction: namely clay mixed with rice straw. You can also enjoy traditional Yunnan foods and taste delicious teas of the many top varieties, which are on sale in the village, including Qing Qing tea and Oolong.

Mae Sariang is not very big, so you can easily get around walking or renting a bicycle (50 baht/day) from one of the local guest houses. Motorbikes are available for around 200 baht a day as well.

For longer journeys out of the town, you may want to hire a car and driver. Ask any of the local guest houses and they may be able to arrange this for you.

For those who are in Mae Sariang in November: Try your level best to visit Mae U Kho, which is about 2-3 hours away. During November, the hills and valleys of Mae U Kho, one of Thailand’s most naturally scenic areas, turn to gold when the Dok Bua Tong (Giant Wild Mexican Sunflower, Tithonia Diversifolia) comes into full bloom.

Mae Sariang, beyond offering visitors areas of exceptional natural beauty and insights into traditional tribal ways of life, has some notable ancient holy sites where tourists are welcome to join the locals in paying their respects for good fortune and prosperity. These sites are together called the Phra That Sii Chom (The 4 “Chom” Reliquaries). The “Wat Prathat” prefix denotes a temple that is believed to house a relic of the Buddha.

Karen & Lawa Hilltribe Villages, [x]. One of the cultural highlights here is the authentic hill tribe villages scattered all around Mae Sariang. They will not be signposted so may be difficult to find. Thailand Hilltribe Holidays offers guided tours (trekking and by car) of the area. Specializing in responsible travel to the villages and cultural immersion into the local way of life.

Burmese roof architecture of Mae Sariang Museum
Wat Pra That Chom Gitti. Outstanding stupa in typical Lanna design. On the 8th day of the first half of the 9th lunar month (around June), a celebration is held here. Free Entry.
Wat Phra That Chom Mon. Northern design, with a festival in July. Impressive murals of Lord Buddha’s life, painted by local artists. Free Entry.

Mae Sariang Museum, (At the intersection of 108 and 105). Unfortunately, the museum has fallen victim to a fire (Late October 2015) and is not open. Reconstruction dates are unknown. The burnt remains of the structure can be seen from the 108. The museum was a single-story raised wooden building with a design that blended traditional Thai Yai wood carving with northern Thai architectural styles. It was a center for the display and sale of One Tambol One Product (OTOP) products, and featured presentations about the way of life of tribal peoples including Lua, Thai Yai, Karen, Lawa, and Hmong along with local history. It also had plenty of information for tourists about sites throughout Mae Hong Son.

The Old Police Station at Tha Ta Fang

Refer to the website World War 2 North Thailand

In March 1944, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) attempted an invasion of Imphal and Kohima in India. By July, it had been driven back into Burma, suffering its worst defeat to that point in the war. 3 In the months after, the retreat back into Burma evolved into a rout. Numbers of IJA troops pushed south towards Rangoon. A significant number of them turned east towards the land of Japan’s ally, Thailand. And most of those were funneled into the Thai border district of Khun Yuam.

However, numerous local cross-border trails existed, as well as long-established trade routes, with connections to points other than Khun Yuam. One of those used by retreating IJA troops tied Papun in Burma to Chiang Mai in Thailand

It crossed the Salween River as shown at Dagwin on the Burma side with Tha Ta Fang (not here labeled) facing it in Thailand.

On the Thai side, overlooking the trail where it crossed the Salween River at that time was this structure which still stands today

Most likely, IJA troops following this trail saw the building, and some may have stopped overnight in it, though it would have been an exhausting climb for most who were starving, wounded, or suffering from malaria — or, often, afflicted with all three. Thai Police manned the station during the war. There is no evidence to suggest that the IJA assigned personnel there. Since the border at that time ran between friendlies — Japan-occupied Burma and its ally, Thailand, there was no justification for allocating IJA troops there during the war.

Nonetheless, the building is today called the “Japanese” building/fort/station by tour boat operators, perhaps recalling Japanese war veterans who passed through the area in the late 1970s looking for remains of IJA troops. Guides may justify the name by saying that the IJA built the structure during the war. Those veterans passing through here 40+ years ago were probably ferried by the fathers of the current boat pilots. The veterans sketched their access to the area

Their approach to the site, via the Saween River from Mae Sam Laep, is the same as that most often used by tourists today. The veterans, however, were concentrating on recovering the remains of IJA troops who were rumored to have been buried in the area. Their journal mentions Tha Ta Fang’s police post and recalls that it was there during the war.

The building was actually erected in 1901, and financed by locals who were trying to encourage the Thai government to protect them from Burmese bandits. It is not known if contributors included the great logging companies working in the area at that time. If so, that would be evidence of the lawlessness of the times in that area. The station was manned continuously from its construction in 1901 through to 1981, when the office was moved to a new building, closer to the town. 9

A current view of the front of the old station

Some comments about the Mahaphon photo help explain the station building at Tha Ta Fang:

. . . the police station was built as a two-story fortress so as to repel marauding criminals. The four sides of the ground floor are entirely covered with wooden boards which have gun ports. From the front, there is only one narrow set of stairs so that only one man can up or down at a time. The police officer upstairs is able to see whether the suspect carries a weapon or not. There are holes on the second ground floor for the light coming through the downstairs – not completely dark. The ground floor is also used as a supply storage of food and weapons.

At the Tha Ta Fang structure, the staircase is wider — enough to accommodate two people. There are no holes in the second floor to allow lighting on the first floor. However, gun ports penetrate the walls in profusion on both floors. While the wall thickness for the Mahaphon station is not recorded, that for Tha Ta Fang is about 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)

The buildings testify to the needs of a different time, for security against armed attack not experienced today in Thailand.

In military science, a blockhouse is a small, isolated fort in the form of a single building. It serves as a defensive strong point against any enemy that does not possess . . . artillery. . . . [They] were constructed for defense in frontier areas . . . [and were once] commonly made from very heavy timbers . . .

Blockhouses [now of concrete] have become a feature of the conflict in Afghanistan, being used as strong points to control the contested Southern provinces. . . .

While a newspaper article observes deterioration of the wood in the Tha Ta Fang structure, 14 it is still remarkably sound after 110+ years. The lack of initials carved in the wood suggests that the teak is still very hard. And that teak continues to prosper despite severe deterioration of the metal roof and resulting exposure to the weather.

Credit: https://www.ww2norththailand.com/mae-hong-son/tha-ta-fang-old-station-house/

Mae Hong Son Key Tips

1. Those who are susceptible to motion sickness should take medication before setting out on the long, winding old road to Mae Hong Son.

2. When visiting Pai during long holidays, especially in winter, it is recommended to get an advanced hotel Booking.


Surat Thani, “City of good people”

Surat Thani, often shortened to Surat, is the largest of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. It lies on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. Surat Thani means ‘city of good people’, a title given to the city by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI); Surat Thani is, therefore, the sole province in Southern Thailand for which the native name is in the Central Thai language.


Geography, Neighboring provinces are (from north, clockwise) Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Krabi, Phang Nga, and Ranong.

Geographically, the center of the province is the coastal plain of the Tapi River, mostly grassland interspersed with rubber trees and coconut plantations. In the west are the limestone mountains of the Phuket range which are mostly covered with forest. Khao Sok National Park is found there. To the east, the hills of the Nakhon Si Thammarat (or Bantat) mountain range start to rise, protected in the Tai Rom Yen National Park. The total forest area is 3,764 km2 (1,453 sq mi) or 28.8 percent of the provincial area.

Many islands in the Gulf of Thailand belong to the district, including the tourist islands Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, and Ko Tao, as well as the Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park.

The main rivers of Surat Thani province are the Tapi River and the Phum Duang River, which join at the town of Tha Kham shortly before they flow into Bandon Bay. The delta of these rivers, locally known as Nai Bang (ในบาง), is directly north of the city of Surat Thani. It consists of several channels with small islands mostly covered by mangroves and orchards.

History, The area of Surat Thani was already inhabited in prehistoric times by Semang and Malayan tribes. Founded in the 3rd century, the Srivijaya kingdom dominated the Malay Peninsula until the 13th century. The city of Chaiya contains ruins from the Srivijaya period, and it was probably the regional capital of the kingdom. Some Thai historians even argue that it was the kingdom’s capital for a time, but this is disputed. Wiang Sa was another important settlement of the time.

Wat Kaew in Chaiya, dating from Srivijavan times.
After the fall of the Srivijaya, the area was divided into the cities (mueang) of Chaiya, Thatong (now Kanchanadit), and Khirirat Nikhom. Chaiya was administered directly from the Thai capital, while Thatong and Khirirat were controlled by the Nakhon Si Thammarat Kingdom. In 1899, they were all merged into a single province called Chaiya. In 1915, the court of the Monthon Chumphon was transferred to Bandon, which received the new name of Surat Thani on 29 July 1915, during a visit of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). This was likely influenced by the major port city of Surat in Gujarat, India. The month on was also renamed Surat. In 1926 it was abolished and incorporated into monthon Nakhon Si Thammarat. The monthon was dissolved in 1933, and the province became a first-level administrative subdivision.

Javanese or Sailendra-style pagoda, Chaiya.
The provincial administration was in a building in Tha Kham (Phunphin District). Shortly before World War II, it was moved to the city of Surat Thani, on the banks of the Tapi River, which is named after the Tapi River in Surat, located in southern Gujarat, India. When the Japanese invaded Thailand on 8 December 1941, the administrative building was destroyed during the battle for the city. It was rebuilt in 1954, but on 19 March 1982, a bomb planted by communist rebels blew up the building, killing five people. The third and present building was relocated to the south of the city, and the former site of the provincial hall is now the site of the city pillar shrine (Lak Mueang).

Symbols, The seal of the province shows the pagoda of Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya, which is believed to have been built 1,200 years ago.[8] The flag of the province shows the pagoda in the middle, placed on a horizontally split flag with orange on top and yellow on the bottom.

The provincial flower is the bua phut (Rafflesia kerrii), a parasitic plant with one of the biggest flowers of all plants. The provincial tree is the ton kiam (Cotylelobium melanoxylon).

The provincial slogan is “เมืองร้อยเกาะ เงาะอร่อย หอยใหญ่ ไข่แดง แหล่งธรรมะ” (Mueang roi ko, ngo aroi, hoi yai, khai daeng, laeng thamma), which translates to “city of 100 islands, delicious rambutan, big shells, red eggs, the center of Buddhism”. “Red eggs” refers to a local culinary specialty of salted duck egg, while the “big shells” refers to the abundant oyster available. “Center of Buddhism” refers to the Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya and Suan Mokkhaphalaram.

Thing to do in 3 Days 2 Nights

Rajjaprabha Dam, Formerly named Chiao Lan, Rajjaprabha Damis situated in Tambon Khao Phang, Amphoe Ban Ta Khun, Surat Thani. The Dam was officially opened on 30 September 1987, together with the hydropower plant, which was inaugurated by King Rama IX, who granted the name “Rajjaprabha” meaning the “Light of the Kingdom” in conjunction with the purpose of generating electricity.
With breathtaking scenery inside the Reservoir or so-called Chiao Lan Lake comprising a range of undulating limestone mountains emerging from the emerald sea and indigo blue sky with the mist occasionally drifting along the mountaintops, the Dam can offer a wide range of activities within the Lake; such as, sightseeing by Boat, staying overnight on rafts, kayaking, spotting animals, etc. It can be said that this dam has become a once-in-a-lifetime destination for tourists and the number one attraction in mainland Surat Thani province.
For Accommodation at the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), please contact Tel. 0 7731 0780, the Chiao Lan Municipality Pier at Tel. 08 3300 1730, and the Tourism Association of Chiao Lan Lake at Tel. 08 9724 1475.

Khao Sok National Park, Is one of the most abundant tropical rainforests in Thailand. The Park hasa diversity of ecosystems and wildlife varieties, especially, conserved wild animals; such as, marbled cat, Malayan tapir, Fea’s muntjac, serow, as well as rare and nearly extinct birds like Hooded Pitta, and Malayan Banded Pitta. It is also a habitat of endemic rare plants; such as, White elephant palm, Maxburretiafurtadoana, and Rafflesiakerrii – a parasite plant of which its flower has a large diameter of about 70-80 centimeters.
The Park is a center of tourism connectivity between the Gulf of Thailand and AnDaman sea and a Destination for trekkers around the world. Many of them fall in love with this forest and keep coming back. Besides Trekking, there are other exciting activities to do; such as, Canal tubing in Khlong Sok, kayaking, and elephant riding. One of the fascinating pointshereis a tree housebuilt for Accommodation that is available in many places. Allof them are located amidst the rainforest.
For more inquiries, please contact the Khao Sok national park’s headquarters, Tambon Khlong Sok, AmphoePhanom, Surat Thani, Tel. 0 7739 5139, and 0 7739 5154 – 5, facebook: KhaosokNP

Khao Na NiLuang Dhamma Park, Khao Na Nailuang Dhamma Park, located in Tambon Thon Yuan, AmphoePhanom, Surat Thani, was founded by a monk, PhraAchanPhrai. He and the Villagers joined forces to build the stupa on the top of limestone terrain engulfed by pleasant nature. In the morning, a sea of mist will appear around the area that gives a feeling like watching the stupa floating in the sky. The Local people who have free time will volunteer to help build the stupas with the goal to have seven stupas in total of which each stupa will have a different name and architectural style. To learn more information, please call Tel. 09 5017 8259, 06 2873 7135.

Phrathat Si Surat, built in 1957 on the top of KhaoThaPhet, 6 kilometers southwards from downtown, Phrathat Si Surat is the first sacred place of the district which features a tall shape like a big candle or the Pillar of Ashoka decorated with stucco designs. This stupa is considered to be the outstanding adapted Srivijaya architecture. On 27 March 1959, during the visit to Surat Thani, King Rama IX and Queen Sirikit paid homage to the stupa and planted Phayom (Shorearoxburghii) trees for auspiciousness. Later in 1984, HRH. Princess Sirindhorn came to visit and performed a ceremony of installing the Buddha’s relics and planted Khiam or Cotylelobiumlanceolatum, the provincial tree of Surat Thani. Hence, Khao Tha Phet is a Historical and auspicious place for the Local people. For this reason, the HaePhaHomPhrathat Si Surat LaeThammachat Khao ThaPhetFair is annually held from 26-27 March to honor King Rama IX and express loyalty as well as to give recognition of this sacred place amid its abundant nature. The parade of Phrathat wrapping Cloth is to illustrate a belief in Buddhism, which resembles the robe offerings to the Lord Buddha. For more inquiries, please call Tel. 08 9872 9732, 0 7727 2058.

Ban Phumriang Community, Is an old community that has carried the legacy of the Phumriang port and trading center since the prosperityof the Srivijayaera. It is home to Thai-Buddhists and Thai-Muslims who live together in harmony and is also a renowned source of Phumriang silk Fabric, hometown of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, an acclaimed monk, and seafood source. Visitors will learn the martial art, MuayChaiya, observe the blue swimmer crabs’ bank, try Khanom Bok, KhaiMok, or visit ko Set, an Island wherethe beacharea of 1,000 rai will emerge once a year, or seek an endemic shellfish, called Sap Khet that tastes so sweet, baby clams and lamp shells. The activities also include catching mullet with a trawl and bringing them back to the Village for cooking and eating on the shelter along the sea breeze by Khlong Phumriang.

Chaiya salted eggs (Surat Thani), or salty eggs from Surat Thani’s Chaiya district are famed for their distinctly red yolks and having the right balance of saltiness. ไข่เค็ม /kài kem/ are traditionally made with duck eggs because they are slightly larger than chicken eggs, and have a bigger yolk

Koh Good Beach

Trat: The Island hop from Koh Chang – Koh Mak to Koh Kood

Trat - The destination for Island Hoppers...

Trat province is 315 km from Bangkok. , is one of Thailand’s seventy-seven provinces (changwat) and is located in the region of eastern Thailand. It borders Chanthaburi province to the northwest, and Cambodia and its provinces of Pailin, Battambang, Pursat, and Koh Kong to its north, northeast, and east. To the south, it borders the Gulf of Thailand and the Pacific Ocean. In Thailand, it is the 15th smallest province at 2,819 km² and the 4th least populated province at 229,958 in 2019.

During the Ayutthaya kingdom, Trat became an important location for trade. During the 1893 Paknam crisis, French soldiers occupied the province, with Siam handing over Trat to French colonial rule in return for Chanthaburi province. However, Trat returned back to Siam in 1907 in return for Siamese land along the Mekong River.

The City of Trat is the primary launching point for trips to the famous Koh Chang Island Group as well as for forays to visit both gem markets and Cambodian border markets. Like Chanthaburi, Trat is a very important ruby-mining province, with the most famous gem market located in Bo Rai District, some 50 kilometers north of the Cambodian border. Those enthralled by Shopping will be delighted as Trat has more needs for its size than almost any other town in Thailand due to bustling Cambodian and coastal trade.

The weather in and around Trat is very comfortable, with warm temperatures throughout the year. The region is influenced by the northeastern and southwestern winds, which sometimes limit sea transport to only the most visited Islands, particularly from May to October when the southwest monsoon blows. During this period the western coast can be wet and stormy and occasionally unsuitable for ferries and smaller boats to lift anchor. However, Koh Chang is popular year-round and visitors can still easily and safely visit the island via the regular ferry routes.

The Cardamom mountain range forms the boundary to Cambodia in the east of the province, where Trat has borders with three Cambodian provinces: Battambang, Pursat, and Koh Kong.

The third biggest island in Thailand is the province’s Ko Chang (after Phuket and Ko Samui). The island and more than 40 surrounding smaller islands form the Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park. 


Other islands of the province include Ko Mak, Koh Kood, Koh Kradat, and Koh Kham

Ko Chang
– Hat Sai Khao (White Sand Beach)
– Laem Bang Bao
– Klong Plu Waterfall

Koh Chang (elephant Island) is Thailand’s second-largest island and the primary destination for those visiting Koh Chang Marine national park, which includes dozens of unspoiled islands. Located in Trat province, about 300 kilometers east of Bangkok and not far from the Cambodian border, Koh Chang is 70% covered by unspoiled rainforest and the Island’s permanent residents are only gradually becoming more involved in tourism as development has increased in the past decade.

Now serviced by an airport just 15 minutes from the ferry terminal in Trat, Koh Chang is more easily accessible than ever before. Drawn to Koh Chang’s pristine beaches and sparkling water, more well-to-do Thai and international travelers have been discovering Koh Chang and numerous luxury spas and resorts have sprung up to cater to them. Nonetheless, the Island is still a dream destination for budget travelers and families, with a wide variety of affordable Accommodation options and numerous gorgeous and tranquil beaches surrounded by crystal-clear water.

In addition to natural beauty, the Island is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including native birds, snakes, deer, and even several elephants. As for activities, Koh Chang and the nearby islands that make up the national park are great for Snorkelling, diving, camping, and jungle hiking. The majority of tourists stay at Hat Sai Khao, Hat Kai Muk, Hat Ta Nam, and Laem Bang Bao, all of which are linked by a single road running down the west coast. Access to the island is via Bangkok Airways service to Trat or buses that connect to the shuttle service to the ferry docks at Laem Ngop near Trat.

Ban Bang Bao is a fishing village that still preserves the traditional way of life and meets the needs of being a modern tourist destination with homestay-style accommodations. gift shop And the starting point of a diving trip to Koh Rang. There are many entrepreneurs to choose from. and the price does not escape It is also a center for many and the price does not escape It is also the center of travel to various islands. Surrounding, whether Koh Wai, Koh Mak, Koh Rayang, Koh Kood or if anyone chooses a restaurant There are also recommended restaurants. Most of them are seafood restaurants, giant crabs, big prawns, and what should not be missed is one of the beautiful sunset views on Koh Chang.

Hotel Recommend Koh Chang

Nature Beach Resort

Koh Chang
Nature Beach Resort Koh Chang

Nature Beach Resort is located in Koh Chang, a 20-minute drive from Klong Phu Waterfall. It features a restaurant and bar, a tour desk, and bungalow-type rooms surrounded by greenery.

To get to Nature Beach Resort, guests will take a 25-minute drive from Trat Town to the ferry pier, followed by an hour’s ferry ride to Center Point Pier.

Kai Bae Beach Resort

Kai Bae Beach Resort, facing the beachfront, Kaibae Beach Resort offers 3-star accommodation in Ko Chang and has an outdoor swimming pool, garden, and terrace. With free WiFi, this 3-star resort has a restaurant and a bar. The accommodation features room service and a tour desk for guests.

All guest rooms at the resort come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a safety deposit box, and a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Kaibae Beach Resort offers some units with sea views, and the rooms are equipped with a balcony. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

The Dewa Koh Chang, Only a short flight from Bangkok to Trat and one hour journey by van and ferry, or 4 hours drive by car and ferry brings you to the adventurous and nature-gifted Koh Chang and to The Dewa Resort.

You will be spoilt with a powdery beach where you can stroll along, with spectacular sunsets, impressive views of the mountainous rain forest, and the Gulf of Siam, with a black shiny 700 sq.m. Pool, with excellent Thai and European cuisine.

For more information https://www.thedewakohchang.com/


Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort

Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort, Soak up the sun before being lulled to sleep by the sound of gentle waves. Set right on Klong Prao Beach along Koh Chang’s west coast, Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort’s swaying palm trees and direct beach access set the scene for a picture-perfect holiday.

Koh Chang, or Elephant Island, is Thailand’s second largest island and forms part of a national marine park. With more than 50 islands in the immediate vicinity, guests enjoy countless opportunities for discovering the region through boating, island hopping, diving and snorkelling, while the island itself awes visitors with its lush mountainous terrain, forest paths, waterfalls, a fishing village and more to explore.

The Siam Bay Resort Koh Chang was one of the first resorts on Ko Chang island (เกาะช้าง) and as such we feel honored to have been able to provide our resort guests with relaxing, peaceful vacations for several decades now and that we may continue to do so for many decades to come. Even in those early days of Koh Chang, the Siam Bay Resort was widely known for its excellent food preparation, be it the fresh seafood on the barbeque or the excellent Thai food from the kitchen: They are both praised by nearly everyone that has ever visited this resort on Koh Chang island. So for those that seek peace and quiet, an excellent massage on the beach or sea, and the very best food that the island has to offer, you will know that you have found paradise once you stay at the Siam Bay Resort Koh Chang.

***Food recommended

Siam Bay Resort Koh Chang

Koh Mak
– Ko Kradat
– Ko Khai Huaro (Laughing Island)
– Koh Kam

Koh Mak, Lying between Koh Chang and Ko Kut, 38 km. from the coastline, Ko Mak covers just 14 square km. and resembles a four-pointed star when viewed from above. Most of the fringes of the Island are kept Cool and shady by rows of coconut and rubber trees and the beaches are clean and golden with clear waters, especially around Ao Tanit, Ao Pai, Ao Prong, Ao Phat, and Ao Daeng. Most of the waters around Ko Mak also boast healthy, colorful coral reefs. Getting there: Tourists can take ferries from Krom Luang pier, Laem Ngop, and five boats are running to a seasonal timetable.

Koh Kradat (Nearby Koh Mak), Just to the northeast of Koh Mak (10 minutes by Boat), covering an area of just 1.92 square km. and covered with banyan trees, is the only island in Thailand’s waters that have been officially registered since the reign of King Rama V. Ko Kradat features long, sandy beaches and was featured in the recent Unseen Thailand campaign due to its natural splendor. Accommodation is also available on the island for tourists wishing to stay overnight.

Ko Khai Huaro (Laughing Island), Tucked away behind ko Kradat, this minuscule Island features a single tree jutting out above the water, resembling the image often featured in the popular Thai cartoon strip ‘Khai Huaro’, hence the island’s name. Ko Khai Huaro can be reached from Ko Kradat at low tide. Tourists can purchase a tour package from any of the Travel agents or tour companies on Ko Mak for around 700 baht/person (including Transport to and from the resort). It takes around 10 minutes to reach the Ko Kradat in a 7 seater Boat and the tour takes visitors to see the deer and coconut plantations on the island before stopping at King Rama V cape and allowing them to walk across to Ko Khai Huaro while the tide is at its lowest ebb.

Koh Kood

– Namtok Khlong Chao
– Khao Ruea Rop
– Namtok Khlong Yai Ki
– Ao Yai Fisherman’s Village

Koh Kood, Despite being the fourth largest Island in Thailand, Koh Kood has remained an unspoiled slice of tropical heaven. Located in Trat province, Koh Kood is the southernmost of the Koh Chang Island chain. With gorgeous beaches and little other infrastructure, it’s a resort destination that caters to those looking for a quiet beach paradise, with soft sand, crystal clear water, and little else.

Relaxing is the predominant activity on this Island, whose unspoiled nature and leisurely Local lifestyle are the prime attractions. Snorkeling or exploring the Island’s Beaches and forests are activities for the more adventurous, although Boat trips to nearby Islands for sightseeing, Snorkelling, and scuba diving are also options. A small Fishing Village, located at Ao Salat on the Northeast of the island, provides an opportunity to experience island Culture.

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Samut Songkhram, the smallest province in Thailand

the “Mae Klong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hoob)” is a local market in Samut Songkhram Province, commonly called Siang Tai (life-risking) Market. The interesting of tourists for this visiting will be taken once the train to come to a standstill at the station either once the train will depart from the station, all merchants will immediately move their goods from the railway road area and back again later.

“Pattani”, the Muslim center of the South.

Pattani is both the name of the province in the south of Thailand and the City that is its capital. Pattani contains two major rivers, the Tani and Sai Buri, and covers a relatively flat region with a long coastline that runs 170 kilometers along the Gulf of Thailand. It has outstanding cultural places such as Krue Se Mosque, and Lim Kor Niao Shrine, and beautiful natural features including forests, rivers, and seas.

Pattani still maintains the ruins of an ancient town in Amphoe Yarang that once served as an important port and center of administration, trade, and Culture for many centuries. Attractions in modern-day Pattani include unspoiled nature, numerous Historical sites, and traditional Culture, which has benefited from the integration of Thai, Chinese, and Islam settlers.

– Krue Se Mosque
– Lim Kor Niao Shrine
– Hat Talo-Kapo Beach

– Krue Se Mosque
This Mosque is on highway no.42 (Pattani-Narathiwat route) at Ban Krue Se and is about 7 kilometers from Pattani town. At present, this ancient venue is near Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Chinese Shrine. Both places had their legend of the relationship depending on the beliefs. This mosque has round pillars which is the middle-east arts style. The most important part is the dome’s roof which has never been finished. It has been assured that this mosque was built during the reign of King Naresuan the Great (1578-1593).

This ancient Mosque is built in the Middle Eastern style, supported by a large round. The mosque is said to have been built during the reign of King Naresuan the Great (1578-1593). However, the most important element of the mosque, its large, domed roof, was never been completed, reportedly because of a power struggle between the sultan of Pattani and his brother at the time of construction. Krue Se Mosque is located on Highway 42 at Ban Krue Se, about 7 kilometers east of Pattani town. The mosque is open for religious ceremonies 8.00 am-6.00 pm daily.

– Chao Mae Lim Ko Niao Chinese Shrine (Leng Chu Kiang Shrine)
The location of the Chao Mae Lim ko Niao sculpture and Chinese gods is on the A No Ru road. On the day of the 3rd lunar month every year, there is a colorful procession carrying the Chao Maes sculpture along several roads in town, walking on fire in front of the shrine, and swimming across the River near Dechanuchit Bridge. The City welcomes numerous worshippers every year.

This Chinese-style shrine in Pattani town is dedicated to a local Chinese heroine, Chao Mae Lim ko Niao, who is especially respected by the Chinese residents of Pattani. The shrine houses a wooden statue of the goddess and sculptures of other Chinese religious figures. Legend says Lim Ko Niao was a Chinese girl who came to what was then Siam, looking for her brother Lim To Khiam, who had married the daughter of the Pattani governor and had converted to Islam. When she could not find her brother, she felt so disappointed at failing in her mission that she hung herself from a cashew nut tree. When her brother heard of her suicide, he buried her at the site on which the Pattani people later built the shrine to commemorate her dedication to her family. They carved her statue from the wood of the cashew tree. On the first day of the third lunar month every year, a colorful procession winds through the town carrying the statue of the Lim Ko Niao to the shrine. Activities include fire-walking in front of the shrine, light and sound presentations, dragon and lion dancing, and swimming across the River at the nearby Dechanuchit Bridge. The shrine is located on A No Ru Road in Pattani town. The shrine, also known as the Leng Chu Kiang Shrine, is open daily 8.00 am-5.00 pm. More information about the shrine and the procession is available at 0 7352 2411.

Wat Rat Buranara (Wat Chang Hai):

This temple is located at Ban Pa Rai, Tambon Thung Phala. It is close to the railway (Hat Yai-Su-ngai Kolok route) between Na Pradu and Pa Rai Stations. Situated about 31 kilometres from the provincial city of Pattani, it is accessible via Highway No. 42 (Pattani-Khok Pho route). Upon arrival at the Na Ket T-junction, proceed onto Highway No. 409 (Pattani-Yala route), and pass Na Pradu Municipality and Occupational Training Centre (Wat Chang Hai). Then, proceed 700 metres further. This temple is over 300 years old and the builder still remains a mystery. The image hall features a life-sized Luangpu Thuat image, an ex-abbot. In addition, visitors will find a beautiful stupa, chedi, mandapa, ordination hall, and bell tower. Luangpu Thuat, Wat Chang Hai (หลวงปู่ทวดวัดช้างให้): The much revered Luangpu Thuat was an educational monk. Legend has it that by stepping onto the sea, he was able to turn seawater into freshwater to quench the thirst of the crew. During his boat trip to Ayutthaya, his food and water supply were gone because of a storm. He died in Malaysia, and his body was brought back to Wat Chang Hai. The annual festival to pay respect to his ashes is in April. Visitors are welcome from 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. daily.

Wang Chabang Tigor (Chabang Tiger Governor’s Residence)
This residence was built by a Chinese architect in the reign of Tuanku Muhammad or Tuanku Buesar(B.E. 2388-2399), of Kelantan royal lineage (Kampong Laut or Ban Tha Lay), who was appointed a governor of ancient Pattani by His Majesty King Nangklao, or Rama lll. It is a large rectangular one-story wooden building with the hip roof (Lima style) and high floor level, 1 meter above the ground, enclosed within brick walls. Inside the building is a large hall used as the governor’s office, the rear of the hall is the courtier’s residence Wang Chabang Tigor I had been a local government center and residence for Pattani governors until the reign of Tuanku Abdul Kadir, the last governor of Pattani it is now the residence of royal descendants. 
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Top Things to Do in Sa Kaeo

Top Things to Do in Sa Kaeo

Sa Kaeo is an eastern border province of Thailand, located approximately 245 kilometres from Bangkok. In the past, it was an important and prosperous community with a History dating back to the Dvaravati Kingdom, observable from the remains of ancient monuments scattered across the province, as well as artefacts that shed light on the history and glory of Sa Kaeo’s ancestors.

Apart from historical remains worthy of study, Sa Kaeo also possesses abundant natural resources, such as Pang Sida and Ta Phraya National Parks, as well as unique, canyon-like soil sculptures called “Lalu” that are caused by ground subsidence.

At the Thai border in Amphoe Aranyaprathet, Sa Kaeo serves as a gateway to Cambodia, connecting international commercial Transport and tourism at a hectic border crossing. As a result of the massive influx of goods and people passing back and forth, Rong Kluea Market offers both cheap and second-hand products from the two neighbouring countries.


1. “Lalu” one of the tourist attractions in the special program called “Isaan Sanook

“Lalu”, a natural phenomenon in Ta Phraya National Park. The word Lalu is derived from the Khmer language influence and is found all over the place. “Lalu” here refers to a subsided land that is a result of a natural phenomenon caused by the erosion of rainwater and the subsidence or collapse of soil. Since the hard soil is durable and does not erode. When it is eroded by the wind, it makes several shapes like a city wall or a cliff. Some of them look like sticks, just like a natural source around Phae Mueang Phi, Phrae province, but smaller. Lalu has an area of more than 2,000 rai and is one of the Unseen Thailand that should be visited.

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Explore Narathiwat

Narathiwat Highlights

– Narathat Beach, is a five-kilometer-long beach where a kolae boat competition is held.
– Narathiwat Central Mosque, is a three-story building of an Arab style.
– Khao Kong Buddhist Park, where the golden Thaksin Ming Mongkol Buddha image is enshrined.
– Pa Jo Waterfall, the biggest waterfall in Narathiwat with its nine tiers and also a source of golden-leaf trees or Yan Da Oh.
– Sirindhorn Peat Swamp Forest, the biggest peat swamp forest of Thailand.

Located approximately 1,150 kilometers south of Bangkok, Narathiwat is the southernmost province in Thailand where it is one of five that border Malaysia, in this case at Amphoe Su-ngai Kolok, where the southern railway line ends.

With Amphoe Su-ngai Kolok serving as an economic and border tourism center, the province welcomes an increasing number of Malaysians and Singaporeans on short holidays or Shopping sprees.

In addition to its cultural attractions, Narathiwat has beautiful beaches and is the region where most Thai gold is mined.

What to see in Narathiwat:

1.The 300 Year Old Mosque (Wadil-Husen Mosque)
The 300 Years Mosque also known as Al-Hussein Mosque or Talo Mano Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Thailand. Located in Narathiwat, a southern province in Thailand, it is in use today by the large Muslim community in the area. The mosque was built in 1634 to serve the newly settled Muslim community. It is the oldest wooden mosque in Thailand. Beautifully made wooden mosque rich with history. It combines with several eastern architectural without a single nail entirely.”

2. Budu fish sauce factory

Southern Thai Fish Sauce – Nam Bu Du (น้ำบูดู)
Budu (น้ำบูดู) is the famous southern-style fish sauce, made from little fishies that have been fermented for nearly a year and produce such delicious sauces and relishes.

Nam-Budu (Local name)
Sea water or brackish water fish and salt.
Fish normally used:
Stolephorus indices (Sai-ton)
Clupeoides sp. (Ka-tak)
Sardinella sp. (Lang-Khieo)
Fermentation: 3-6 months.
Storage life: 1-2 years.
Production: In the home or as a village industry, mostly in the south.
Properties: Budu is a viscous brown liquid, with grey colloidal fish flesh separated from the fish bones suspended in it, and has a salty taste.

The whole fish are washed and drained, then mixed with salt in the proportion of 3:1 to 2.5:1, by weight, and packed tightly in an earthen jar. The jar is TOPped with more salt, covered with a bamboo mat, and left in either sun or shade for 3-6 months.
In the South, it is eaten by adding chili, shallots, sugar, and lime juice. In the Central Region, it is boiled with lemongrass, galangal, and bitter orange leaves, then decanted off and consumed with rice and various vegetables. This is known as Khao-yam which is a very popular dish in Thailand.

3. Su-Ngai Kolok Checkpoint

The largest border trading area in the province, the checkpoint opens between 5.00 a.m. and 9.00 p.m. Cross-border traffic is via a bridge common between Thailand and Malaysia. Thais like to cross to Rantu Panyang to buy electrical goods and snacks while Malays come over to shop for Food and fruits.
The largest border trading area in the province, the Su-ngai Kolok Checkpoint also consists of a bridge between Thailand and Malaysia. Many Thais enjoy crossing over to Rantu Panyang to buy electrical goods and snacks, while Malaysians also cross over to Thailand shop for Food and fruits.The checkpoint is located around 1 kilometer from Su-ngai Kolok train station. There are 2 routes from the city. The first is via Highway No. 4055 (Narathiwat-Rangae). Proceed along the highway and turn left at Ban Manang Tayo, then take Highway No. 4056 to Amphoe Su-ngai Padi into Su-ngai Kolok. The second route is by taking Highway No. 4084 from Narathiwat town to Amphoe Tak Bai, turning right to Highway No. 4057 (Tak Bai-Su-ngai Kolok) and proceeding for 66 kilometers.From Su-ngai Kolok Checkpoint, visitors can drive across the bridge to Kota Bahru in Malaysia, but each car must be insured. Border passes are required.The checkpoint is open daily from 5.00 am-9.00 pm. For a border pass or more information, call 0 7361 4296.

4.Sungai Kolok Railway Station

Sungai Kolok is at the very bottom end of Thailand’s Southern Railway Line. This train station is popular with passengers traveling to and from destinations on the East Coast of Malaysia such as Kota Bharu and the Perhentian Islands.

Located about 1 km from the border with Malaysia.
There are two fast trains a day going northwards to Surat Thani and eventually Bangkok. The first of these two trains depart at 11:43 and the second at 14:20.
The train journey from Sungai Kolok to Surat Thani takes around 10 to 12 hours. The journey all the way to Bangkok takes 20 to 22 hours.

Sungai Kolok Train Station lies at the bottom end of the Southern railway line some 1,208 km (750 miles) from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong train station.

5.One of the top 20 Most Common Plants in Thailand, Narathiwat

The rubber tree (Ficus elastica) is a large tree with wide, oval, glossy leaves. Its milky white latex was used for making rubber before the Pará rubber tree came into use, hence the name. The rubber tree is often grown in cooler climates.

6. One of Thailand’s native stingless bees ชันโรง (channarong).

Stingless bee hive
Stingless bees naturally nest in hollow trunks, tree branches, and rock crevices; if available, they’ll go for manmade cavities. Commercial honey producers keep common honeybees in boxes layered with removable screens, but stingless honeybees have a different way of architecting their hives.

Puny Pollinators
Stingless bees are closely related to common honeybees, carpenter bees, orchid bees, and bumblebees. They have strict hierarchies like any other apian species, but stingless bee castes are determined by how much pollen an individual consumes. (Related: “What Happens If the Honeybees Disappear?”)

The insects are highly social, with a ratio of one queen to thousands of worker bees. The species referenced in this video, Tetragonula carbonara—called “sugar bag bees” in Australia—can be found in tropical habitats along the northern and eastern parts of the country.

In general, Australian stingless bees are black with white fur on their faces and sides, and they measure a minuscule fraction of an inch. (Less than one-sixth of an inch, to be precise.) Some beekeepers maintain colonies to harvest small amounts of honey, as a single hive can make fewer than four cups each year.

7.Golden Buddha in Khaogong temple,

Taksin Mingmongkol, Thailand The golden Phra Buddha Taksin Mingmongl in Narathiwat is the biggest one in the southern region of Thailand.

Phra Phuttathaksin Mingmongkol was built on June 22, 1966, and is located on Narathiwat-Lampura-Ngae Road with an area of ​​approximately 227,200 square meters and only 9 kilometers from Narathiwat town. Narathiwat Province has given the government and public society cooperation to improve the surrounding areas around the Buddha image, which was announced as the Buddhist Park in Khao Kong. There is also a Buddhist temple in the style of a prostrated elephant offering lotus flowers and a bell-shaped Sirimahamaya pagoda that is inverted inside and airy, a former cultural and historical attraction created by humans.

There is a seated Buddha image of Buddha giving boons, the most beautiful and largest in the south. It was built according to the Buddhist art style of southern Indian artisans, containing the Buddha’s relics on the left side of the Buddha image.

Wat Khao Kong Mongkol Mingmit Patitaram is an old temple that was built during the reign of King Rama V and became an abandoned temple for a while until the monks came to live there again in 1951, thus receiving restoration now and also enshrined Phra Buddha Thaksin Mingmongkol, a Buddha image in the posture of giving his first sermon sitting cross-legged on the top of the mountain. It is a southern Indian artisan art in the Chola prevalent style in the southern and Malay areas.

8. A kolae boat at Hat Narathat, kolae boat is a traditional fishing boat used in the lower southern provinces of Thailand. It is a small coastal boat, between 10 and 12.5 meters long, the bow and the stern being higher than the hull. Designs on the boat are a combination of Malay, Javanese, and Thai styles, with an emphasis on Thai patterns.

This white-powdered sandy Beach stretching for 5 kilometers is located near the estuary of the Bang Nara River, where the annual Korlae Boat races are held. The beach is naturally decorated with dense pine trees, which provide a tranquil shady area suitable for pitching tents. Several beachside restaurants serving southern-style CUISINE and Accommodation facilities are provided. The view from the beach is impressive, as there is a backdrop of Fishing villages extending along the river and the bay is full of Korlae fishing boats.

This white sand Beach stretches for 5 kilometers near the estuary of the Bang Nara River, where the annual Korlae Boat races are held. The beach is decorated with densely growing pines, which provide a tranquil and shady area for camping. Several beachside restaurants serving southern-style CUISINE and Accommodation facilities are provided. The view from the beach is impressive, as there is a backdrop of Fishing villages extending along the river. The bay is often full of pretty Korlae fishing boats. Narathat Beach is located just 1 kilometer from town on Phichit Bamrung Road. Visitors can easily hire motorcycles, three-wheeled vehicles, or mini-buses to take them from the town to the beach.

Morning talk with a warm welcome in the community, Narathiwat

Khao Yam, breakfast of the locals

Khao Yum, is a specialty of Southern Thai cuisine that has become popular in Bangkok in recent years because of the healthy, clean eating trend! This dish is similar to the Malay nasi kerabu, and in fact, many Southern Thai dishes have Malay roots.

The rice is can be dyed blue for Khao Yum, although you can most certainly use plain white rice, OR dye the rice a different color such as yellow (turmeric or saffron) or pink (beets). The dressing, or what we call “nam budu” is the most important part: it’s sweet, salty, umami and is key to the unique flavor of this salad. And yes, you can make the dressing in advance and keep it in your fridge for many weeks!

Kid with mobile phone You can find it anywhere. No matter what nation or religion 😅😅😅

10. Takbai Customs House, Thailand
The Thailand-Malaysia tourism and trade channel is another one after the Su-ngai Kolok customs for those who will cross to shop at the duty-free shops at Malaysia’s Pengalangupo customs, which can be skipped as a one-day trip, going in the morning in the evening. If crossing longer than that, must apply for a 3-month border pass, which can enter-exit only once

11. Chok Bakong Bridge, 

Picture of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej sitting on a wooden bridge and speaking to one of the people It is an image that Thai people have seen and admired His Majesty’s benevolence toward the people in the area. But few people know that this picture took place on September 7, 1981, at Ban Chow Bakong, Puyo Subdistrict, Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat Province, a community that is not on the map. Thailand at that time
A simple way of life in the midst of the shady nature of Ban Chob Ba Kong. Narathiwat Provincial Community Development Office, Therefore, this village was chosen. It is a village of OTOP Nawatwithi tourism community, Unit 47. Outstanding, in addition to following His Majesty’s footsteps. We will also be able to appreciate the beautiful nature with both Thai Buddhist and Muslim villagers. Come to set up a shop selling traditional local food.
“If there is a chance, I would like to invite everyone to visit once. Because I only took pictures around the Chor Ba Kong wooden bridge. that once King Bhumibol Adulyadej Borommanatbophit has come to perform his royal duties on this bridge, it is considered very auspicious.” 

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Ayutthaya, The Second Capital city of Siam

When it comes to Historical buildings, Ayutthaya Travel is well known for temples and palaces. But in addition to that, a variety of Food is also another magnet. You can find fresh River prawns, fish, noodles, and even the never-miss dessert like cotton candy wrap. So, remember to plan your eating Trip whenever you visit Ayutthaya.

Ayutthaya is one of Thailand’s Historical and majestic highlights. The capital of Thailand, then known as the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, Phra nakhon Si Ayutthaya was a glorified as one of the biggest cities in Southeast Asia and a regional power for 417 years.

Visitors can explore and appreciate Thai History in Phra nakhon Si Ayutthaya, which is only 86 kilometres north of Bangkok. Visitors to Ayutthaya can marvel at its grandeur reflected through numerous magnificent temples and ruins concentrated in and around the City, which is located upon an “Island” surrounded by the Chao Phraya, Pa Sak and Lopburi Rivers.

Although there are numerous attractions, the Phra nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park in the heart of Ayutthaya City is a UNESCO’s World Heritage site and a wonder to behold.

The ruins that now remain, many of which have been painstakingly restored, have been granted World Heritage status by UNESCO. The architecture of Ayutthaya is a fascinating mix of Khmer and early Sukhothai styles. Some cactus-shaped obelisks, called prangs, denote Khmer influence and look something like the famous towers of Angkor Wat. The more pointed stupas are ascribed to the Sukhothai influence.

When it comes to Historical buildings, Ayutthaya Travel is well known for temples and palaces. But in addition to that, a variety of Food is also another magnet. You can find fresh River prawns, fish, noodles, and even the never-miss dessert like cotton candy wrap. So, remember to plan your eating Trip whenever you visit Ayutthaya.

Ayutthaya is one of Thailand’s Historical and majestic highlights. The capital of Thailand, then known as the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, Phra nakhon Si Ayutthaya was a glorified as one of the biggest cities in Southeast Asia and a regional power for 417 years.

Visitors can explore and appreciate Thai History in Phra nakhon Si Ayutthaya, which is only 86 kilometres north of Bangkok. Visitors to Ayutthaya can marvel at its grandeur reflected through numerous magnificent temples and ruins concentrated in and around the City, which is located upon an “Island” surrounded by the Chao Phraya, Pa Sak and Lopburi Rivers.

Although there are numerous attractions, the Phra nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park in the heart of Ayutthaya City is a UNESCO’s World Heritage site and a wonder to behold.

The ruins that now remain, many of which have been painstakingly restored, have been granted World Heritage status by UNESCO. The architecture of Ayutthaya is a fascinating mix of Khmer and early Sukhothai styles. Some cactus-shaped obelisks, called prangs, denote Khmer influence and look something like the famous towers of Angkor Wat. The more pointed stupas are ascribed to the Sukhothai influence.

When it comes to Historical buildings, Ayutthaya Travel is well known for temples and palaces. But in addition to that, a variety of Food is also another magnet. You can find fresh River prawns, fish, noodles, and even the never-miss dessert like cotton candy wrap. So, remember to plan your eating Trip whenever you visit Ayutthaya.

Ayutthaya is one of Thailand’s Historical and majestic highlights. The capital of Thailand, then known as the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, Phra nakhon Si Ayutthaya was a glorified as one of the biggest cities in Southeast Asia and a regional power for 417 years.

Visitors can explore and appreciate Thai History in Phra nakhon Si Ayutthaya, which is only 86 kilometres north of Bangkok. Visitors to Ayutthaya can marvel at its grandeur reflected through numerous magnificent temples and ruins concentrated in and around the City, which is located upon an “Island” surrounded by the Chao Phraya, Pa Sak and Lopburi Rivers.

Although there are numerous attractions, the Phra nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical Park in the heart of Ayutthaya City is a UNESCO’s World Heritage site and a wonder to behold.

The ruins that now remain, many of which have been painstakingly restored, have been granted World Heritage status by UNESCO. The architecture of Ayutthaya is a fascinating mix of Khmer and early Sukhothai styles. Some cactus-shaped obelisks, called prangs, denote Khmer influence and look something like the famous towers of Angkor Wat. The more pointed stupas are ascribed to the Sukhothai influence.



1. Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Located on the bank of the Maenam Chao Phraya, to the west of the City Island is Wat Chaiwatthanaram. Built-in 1630 by King Prasat Thong to honor his mother, Wat Chai Wattanaram was conceived as a replica of the Angkor Temple.

One of the most visited historical site of Ayutthaya, Wat Chaiwattanaram rests on the bank of the Chao Phraya river, to the west of the City Island. The Temple was ordered to built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong to honor his mother, featuring the architectural style influenced by Angkor temple in Cambodia-its unique feature is a large, central prang (Khmer-style pagoda) surrounded by smaller prangs, symbolizing Mount Sumeru, the gods’ mountain according to Hindu belief. The lighting at night makes the temple even more exotic and beautiful.

2. Wat Phra Si Sanphet

In 1491, Wat Phra Si Sanphet was located inside the compound of the Grand Palace-the foundations of which are still visible-and served as the royal Chapel, as Wat Phra Kaeo does in Bangkok. This Wang Lung Palace (Royal Palace) was built by King U-Thong upon the founding of the City. Used as a residential palace, it became a monastery in the reign of King Ramathibodi I. When King Borom Trai Lokanat commanded the construction of new living quarters, this residential palace was transformed into a Temple and the establishment of Wat Phra Si Sanphet. In Ayutthaya’s heyday, this was the largest temple in the city. The three main chedis which have been restored contain the ashes of three Ayutthaya kings. The temple is situated at the northern end of Si Sanphet Road. The royal chapel does not have any monks or novice inhabitants. The admission fee is 20 baht.

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is located in the Pratu Chai subdistrict, Phra Nakorn Si Ayutthaya district, Ayutthaya province. The Temple is not only a significant historical site but has also been considered the spiritual center of Thais for a long time. Situated within the royal Palace grounds, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is the royal monastery and therefore no monk is allowed to reside. However, the temple served to conduct ceremonies within the royal court, such as the ritual to drink an oath of allegiance. It is also regarded as an equivalence of Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai and a model for Wat Phra Sri Ratana Sasadaram (the royal temple of the Emerald Buddha) or Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. Somdet Phra Ramathibodi I or King U-thong commanded the construction of his royal house in this area, but when Somdet Phra Borom Tilokkanat succeeded the throne, the king considered moving the royal palace further north and converting the piece of land into a sacred ground which later became this temple. During the reign of Ramathibodi II, an enormous Buddha image was cast. The Buddha image of Phra Sri Sanphetdayan is 16 meters high and its surface is coated with 143 kilograms of gold. It had been enshrined inside the assembly hall until the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767 when the Burmese invaded and melted the gilded gold away. The Buddha image was seriously damaged, so in the Rattanakosin period, Phra Bat Somdet Phra Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke installed the broken core of Phra Sri Sanphetdayan in a pagoda inside Wat Phra Chetupon Vimolmangkalararm Rajvoramahaviharn in Bangkok and named the pagoda Chedi Sri Sanphetdayan. Somdet Phrachaoyuhua Borommakot was the first to command the temple restoration. During the reign of Phrabat Somdet Phra Chulachomklao Chao Yuhua (King Rama V), Phraya Boran Rachathanin the regional intendant found a considerably large collection of artifacts in the underground chamber of the pagoda, for example, Buddha images and gold ornaments. Later Field Marshal P. Piboonsongkram assigned a committee to renovate the ruins until the temple regained its current condition. This royal monastery plays an important role in the history of art and archeology. The remaining debris still evidently portrays how glorious the country was. At the heart of the temple, there are three adjacent Ceylonese (or bell-shaped) pagodas situated on rectangular platforms. It is believed that these platforms were the base of royal houses in the Ayutthaya period. Currently, the temple is regarded as the symbol of Ayutthaya province.

3. Vihan Mongkol Bophit

Phra Mongkhon Bophit is a bronze Buddha image in the attitude of subduing Mara; with a lap width of 9.55 meters and a height of 12.45 meters, it is one of the largest Buddha images in Thailand.

There is no clear evidence of when it was built. It is assumed that it was built in the early Ayutthaya period during B.E. 1991-2145 when King Songtham ordered to move it from the east outside the palace to the west side which is its current location. Also, he ordered to build of a Mandapa on top of it during the reign of King Suea. In B.E. 2249, a thunderbolt struck the top of the Mandapa, and Phra Mongkhon Bophitcaught fire and damaged the upper part of the Phra Mongkhon Bophit. Therefore, it was ordered to be renovated; converted the roof of the Mondop was into a cathedral and reinforced the head of Phra Mongkhon Bophit. During the reign of King Borom Kot (B.E.1742-1743) in the 2nd loss of Ayutthaya in B.E2310, Viharn Phra Mongkhon Bophit was burned by enemies and damaged the bun, and the right arm of Phra Mongkhon Bophit is broken. Later, King Rama 5 ordered it to be renovated accordingly. The area beside Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit on the east side, it was originally Sanam Luang; it was used as a place to build the royal crematorium for kings and royalty as well as the Sanam Luang of Bangkok. Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit was rebuilt on the remains of the original temple. Nowadays, it is a tourist attraction in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, as they always say “Anyone who has come to Ayutthaya but hasn’t come to pay respect to Luang Pho Mongkhon Bophit, is deemed as not arriving in Ayutthaya at all” There is a large souvenir shop in Ayutthaya in the area of Viharn Phra Mongkhon Bophit. Luang Pho Mongkolbophit: It is a sacred Buddha image of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. Currently, there are many local people and tourists who go to pay homage every day. It is also of interest to all foreign tourists in terms of the beauty and greatness of Luang Por.


4. Wat Mahathat

Wat Mahathat is located in front of the Grand Palace to the east, next to Pa Than Bridge. The Temple is believed to be one of Ayutthaya’s oldest temples, possibly built by King Boromaraja I (1370-88).

Wat Phra Mahathat, Thailand, was a royal Temple of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It is one of the oldest and most significant temples in the history of Ayutthaya as it housed the Buddha’s holy relic. Many important royal ceremonies of the Ayutthaya era had been hosted here. When the Ayutthaya Kingdom failed in 1767, Wat Phra Mahathat was severely damaged by fire and was since abandoned. The temple is located in the area of the Ayutthaya Historical Park nowadays. attractions in Wat Phra Mahathat of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya include remains of important old buildings such as pagodas, octagonal pagodas, royal hall, small temples, murals under a Bodhi tree, and the famous sand-stone Ayutthaya-style head of the Buddha image in a tree’s root. Nearby attractions – The Ancient Palace, with only the basement of the building left to be seen today. – Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, an important temple in the royal palace of the Ayutthaya era. – Wat Ratchaburana, which stands opposite to Wat Phra Mahathat and is famous for its elaborately decorated main pagoda. – Wat Phra Ram, which was built in the reign of King Ramesuan in the area where his father, King Ramathibodi I, was cremated. – Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bo Phit, which was named after Phra Mongkhon Bophit, the sitting Buddha image with the gesture of Subduing Mara.

5. Wat Lokaya Sutha

Wat Lokayasutaram is located at Tambol Pratuchai, Amphur Pranakornsriayuttaya, Pranakornsriayuttaya. The location is near the Royal Palace and Wat Prasrisanpetch which are both the centers of the Ayuttaya Kingdom. Therefore, this is another important temple in Ayutthaya. This temple has another name called Wat Pra Norn. Inside the temple, there is the biggest reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya. This temple was mentioned in history as one of King Barommakote’s traveling routes. The reclining Buddha is a big white Buddha with a length of 42 meters and a height of 8 meters. Even though it is very old, it is still in perfect condition with a glowing face beaming with happiness and the head is supported by a lotus base platform. This reclining Buddha is an attraction for tourists both domestically and internationally. Moreover, there are also the ancient remains of a big building and the peristyle with the stupa at the height of 30 meters as the main stupa of the temple. Therefore, this temple is suitable for history lovers. The reclining Buddha is one of the heritages left from the war and also the pride of the Ayuttaya people.

6. Wat Yai Chaimongkol

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol on the east of Ayutthaya is outstanding with a huge bell-shaped pagoda on an elevated square base surrounded by four smaller pagodas at the corners and a gigantic reclining Buddha statue at the entrance. The Temple was built in 1357 for monks ordained and trained at the Monastery of Phra Wanaratanathen in Sri Lanka.

The monastery was constructed by King U-Thong in 1357 AD to accommodate the monks that Phra Wanratana Mahathera Burean ordained. This monastery was named “Wat Pakaew”.
Afterward, Phra Wanratana of Wat Pa Kaew suggested to King Naresuan the Great to build a Chedi (pagoda). He decided to construct a large Chedi in this monastery in 1592 AD. This monastery became known as Wat Yai Chaimongkhon.

Wihan Phraphutthasaiyat
Wihan Phraphutthasaiyat (the name of the ordination hall) was constructed during the reign of King Naresuan the Great for religious adoration and royal meditation. The Buddha Image was restored in 2508 B.E (1965), according to a publication of the Wat.

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon
The ubosot (buddhist temple) and vihara (monastery) have their rear sections extended through the gallery. The satellite stupas of varied structural forms and contemporary with the main stupa are lined up outside the gallery.

Phra Chedi Chaimongkhon
King Naresuan the Great had an order to construct this Chedi as the memorial for his victory over King Maha Uparacha of Burma.

The Ubosatha Hall
The Uposatha Hall is the main hall for the Sangha (Brotherhood of Monks). It is used to hold important religious ceremonies. It was first built by King U-thong who proclaimed this as the royal monastery of the forest order.

7. Bang Pa In

Roti Sai Mai: the sweet treat of Ayutthaya

Since the old days, Ayutthaya is a cultural melting pot. One of the best you should not miss while visiting the old capital is Roti Sai Mai.

Widely available throughout the City, the Thai-style candy floss or cotton candy is rolled in a paper-thin roti sheet. A bit of salted roti goes well with the sweet and soft cotton candy.

Roti Sai Mai is a dessert with Islamic influences. Its recipe was inherited among Ayutthaya Muslims. The sweet was widely made and sold by Muslim vendors before spreading out to the public nowadays.

Roti from the Indian subcontinent is adapted into a sweet by rolling floss or cotton candy inside it. The thin silky strings are actually spun sugar and they are usually found in various colors. The roti is super thin and made in white or green color. The green color green is from the pandan leaf. Some roti is topped with sesame.

The sweet treat is widely available at street stalls, in the City as well as along the highway. In front of the Ayutthaya Hospital is one of the best places to buy Roti Sai Mai with many stalls you can choose from.

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Phi Ta Khon 5

“Loei”, Top destinations of Isan

Loei is a sparsely populated, mountainous province in northeast Thailand, bordering Laos across the Mekong River. South of the laid-back capital, Loei, is the biodiverse Phu Kradueng, National Park. Trails pass waterfalls and sandstone cliffs on their way up the huge plateau of Phu Kradueng mountain. North of the park is the striking eroded limestone formations of Suan Hin Pha Ngam, or “Beautiful Rock Garden.”

Loei is an up-and-coming ecotourism region surrounded by undulating mountain ranges, abundant with various flora and capped with fog-enshrouded summits. However, while Loei features numerous outdoor activities and fascinating cultural attractions, tourism is relatively new to the province and the area is remarkably unspoiled.

One of the Top destinations of Loei, “Chiang Khan” is a peaceful city with interesting attractions. The Chiang Khan Walking street is one of the places you can’t miss. You can enjoy walking and Shopping for Local products and Food on the street with the over-100-year buildings along both sides of the street. The recommended food are Khaoa Peak Sen (rice noodles soup), Mieng Kham (savory leaf wraps), Khaow Chee (grilled sticky rice), and ancient ice cream.

Chiang Kan by Night

Offering food to monks, a long morning activity in Chiang Khan

“Wat Phon Chai” is the center of activity for the Phi Ta Khon festival in Dan Sai. It’s hard to say how old the temple is, but it was probably founded several hundred years ago at least. The main buildings are just a small chapel and a square pagoda (pra that) next to it. During the festival, there are usually several activities going on around the temple grounds, as well as it is the final destination for those taking part in the processions.

ฺฺBeliefs and stories of the Naga and Big Buddha, Phon Chai Temple, Loei Province.  “Wat Phon Chai” is a religious site located on the bank of the Barren River in Dan Sai City. The location of the temple’s important religion is on a high hill. Which is the local language is called “Phon”, therefore it is called “Wat Phon”. Since when was Wat Phon Chai built, there is no clear evidence. Local historians speculate that it was probably built at the same time as Phra That Si Song Rak was built during 1560-63 B.E. as a residence for monks attending the Phra That Si Song Rak celebration  which is consistent with art historians who stated that
Inside the temple, there is a pagoda with an architectural style. Similar to Phra That Si Song Rak But it’s smaller and taller, which should have been built around that time. or after the creation of Phra That Si Song Rak, Villagers believe that the mound that was built as Wat Phon Chai was caused by the soil at the mouth of the serpent in the Buddha’s time, the Naga used to offer this area to the Buddha to stay along with 500 disciples before causing the scaly soil at the mouth of the serpent into a small mound Dan Sai people call this mound “Phon”. Later, a temple and religion were built on the aforementioned mound and named “Wat Phon Chai”.

Above the mound of Wat Phon Chai, there is a royal vihara. It is the largest and most important building of the temple. It is a local architectural style building that is influenced by the Lan Xang architectural style. Facing south towards the barren river and Dan Sai town. It was originally a hall with wooden pillars but has been continuously restored. The upper part is shingled with clay tiles. The lower part is a brick wall holding mortar. have a window Inside that enshrines a large stucco Buddha image, as the villagers call it. “Luang Pho Phra Yai” is a Buddha image in the attitude of subduing Mara. lacquered and gilded with gold, lap width of approximately 79 inches It is a Buddha image in Lan Xang art. local craftsmanship Around the 22nd-23rd Buddhist century, it is assumed that it may have been built along with the construction of Wat Phon Chai.

At the ground of Viharn Luang in the back to the left of the Chukchi base, The presiding Buddha image is attached to the wall with a small cavity similar to a hole, about 40 centimeters in diameter, and about 1 meter deep. There is a small label written at the mouth of the hole saying “Naga’s Hole” from an interview with Phra Mahayuranan Sumongkhalo Assistant Abbot of Wat Phon Chai It made it known that this hole or naga hole was made to replace the original naga hole at the back right side of the Chukchi base that had been closed about 30 years ago.

The original serpent hole had a mouth size similar to the current hole. The hole appeared on the side of the Chukchi base a long time ago. It is assumed that since the construction of Viharn Luang Someone once dropped a dried coconut into a hole. It appears that the dried coconut has appeared floating in the barren river at Wang Wen Pier, which is opposite the Grand Palace to the east. Dan Sai people believe that it is the way up and down the serpent from the barren river that comes to take care of and protect the Big Buddha.

In the past, there was also a story that during the Buddhist holy days it often appeared as mud. or the water was regularly on the Chukchi base and in the lap of the Great God. Some say that it is similar to the serpent’s footprint. The aforementioned mud or water stains are believed to be mud attached to the serpent. who came up to pay respects and take care of Big Buddha at Phon Chai Temple. However, the belief in the serpent hole is consistent with the story. The origin of mound of Wat Phon Chai was formed from the soil scaly from the mouth of the Naga hole. since the time of the Buddha. 

Later, Phra Kru Sumonwuthikorn (Luang Pu Yai), former abbot of Wat Phonchai closed the aforementioned Naga hole because he didn’t want the Naga to bring mud into the royal vihara But after closing the hole, Wat Phon Chai was not prosperous. But it has deteriorated, causing a Naga incident in 1993 to take over Grandma Sompong Chamontri, a villager in the Dan Sai Sub-district, along with saying why they blocked the path of the Naga. because the Naga was unable to come up and take care of the Great God Closing the Naga’s hole is like closing a temple.

After the Naga came back, the monks, villagers, and the temple committee agreed to open the hole behind Phra Chao Yai again. By moving to the left of the Chukchi base for the Naga to take care of the Great God Since then, Wat Phon Chai has prospered and is known to both Thais and foreigners as a venue for Boon Luang and Phi Ta Khon games which are famous all over the world…

“Phi Ta Khon museum” is situated in Wat Phon Chai, Amphoe Dan Sai, Loei. It exhibits the history of inherited culture and traditions including “Phi Ta Khon”, the traditional amusement that has been inherited for a long time. Boon Phi Ta Khon Festival is a part of the Boon Luang Festival, a big merit festival of the year in this area that combines the Boon Prevet Festival (Heet Duen See) and Boon Bung Fai Festival (Heet Duen Hok) together. The purpose of the Boon Pravet Festival is to tell the Sermon of the last great incarnation story of the Buddha. The purpose of the Boon Bung Fai Festival is to celebrate the city angels and to make the rain falls in the right season. Phi Ta Khon in the parade will entertain people. It is said that Phi Ta Khon might come from wearing a mask that looks like Khon’s head. Some call it “Phi Ta Kon”, “Phi Tam Kon”, and eventually “Phi Ta Khon”. Apart from the exhibition of culture and traditions, the museum also exhibits various kinds of Phi Ta Khon. There are 2 types of Phi Ta Khon. The first type is Phi Ta Khon Yai, both female and male. This type of Phi Ta Khon is not made every year except in the determined ceremonies. The second type is Phi Ta Khon Lek that we see every year. There is also the demonstration of Phi Ta Khon mask making which has the following parts. The head is made from a half-folded earthenware steamer which looks like a hat. The face is made from a base of a coconut branch. It is sewn with the head part and then pierced for the eyes. The nose is made from carved softwood which looks like a human’s nose. Now the trunk-shaped nose is more popular. The decoration is done with natural colors in the past such as calcium hydroxide, red lime, ashes, Curcuma, and soot. However, oil color has been used instead since it gives a more colorful color. Then small pieces of cloth are sewed together with the streamer and the face and will cover the shoulders. The process of Phi Ta Khon masks is finished. The museum also provides a souvenir shop for visitors. Traveling From Dan Sai District Office, use the Public Highway No. 2114, passing Dan Sai Police Station and Dan Sai Market. After passing the bridge, “Wat Phon Chai” is on the left-hand side. Phi Ta Khon is in this temple.

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Phi Ta Khon puppets inside the Phi Ta Khon Museum, Phon Chai Temple

“Wat Somdet Phu Ruea” is a Buddhist temple perched on a small hill at the beginning of the road which goes up to the Phu Ruea National Park. It is worth a visit either on the way up or down the park and can be an interesting viewpoint to watch the sunset. The highlight is the Ubosot (ordination hall) in carved teak wood which houses a magnificent Buddha image named Phra Phuutha Chao Phaisatchaya Khuru Waithunyaprapha Chom Phaet or Phra Kring Powaret, an image of Buddha in the attitude of submitting Mara with the left hand holding a jar of holy water. There are also wall paintings on which you will recognize representations of King Rama 9. In addition to the ordination hall, the surrounding area has four wihaan rai which consecrates important images of Buddha including one lying in Nirvana attitude carved in Mekong Jade. But the element that can be seen from afar is the golden chedi. Wat Somdet Phu Ruea Ming Mueang (its complete name) is an important temple built in the 20th century part of its name comes from Princess Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajonani who donated the money to purchase the land. 

coordinates: F952+3QM, Nong Bua, Phu Ruea District, Loei 42160