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Chainat Bird Park, Chainat

       Chainat Bird Park is a popular tourist destination as well as a learning center for bird conservation in Chainat Province. It is a notable tourist destination in the province, including Asia’s largest aviary around 26 rai. It’s an open cage with a net around the perimeter that allows birds to coexist naturally, as well as a learning center and a display of diverse bird species. In addition, the Chao Phraya River Basin, which is the largest in the Central River Basin, has a diverse range of fish species.

Chainat Bird Park, Chainat, Thailand

Other educational materials are available at the Chainat Bird Park

Chainat Bird Park, Chainat, Thailand

       The structure of the Tourist Information Center. It is a structure that provides travelers with information. In eight districts of Chainat province, there is an exhibition collecting information on tourist attractions. For a more authentic experience, visitors can view a video on the boat.

Chainat Bird Park, Chainat, Thailand

       International Bird Center A site for the protection and display of 58 different bird species, as well as learning about their behavior and well-being. This is to encourage the future generation to care for Thailand’s lovely birds.

Chainat Bird Park, Chainat, Thailand
Chainat Bird Park, Chainat, Thailand

Chainat Bird Park's Freshwater fish show building

       The Chao Phraya River Basin’s fish display building Build a glass tunnel to capture more than 90 distinct freshwater fish species, including uncommon, economically important, deadly, and enormous freshwater fish.

Chainat Bird Park, Chainat, Thailand

Chainat Bird Park's Planetarium Science Center

       Chainat Bird Park’s Planetarium Science Center features displays on geography, science, and astronomy, as well as a star projection chamber. There is also an equatorial sundial in front of the structure that can read the time from the shadow cast by the setting sun.

Chainat Bird Park, Chainat, Thailand
Chainat Bird Park, Chainat, Thailand

Chainat Bird Park's Egg Museum

       The Egg Museum is a structure that houses a collection of many species of bird eggs from Thailand and throughout the world. It’s a place where people may learn about the life cycle of birds. In the Land of Wonders, there is also a children’s playground, a reproduction of a waterfall, and a Luang Pu Suk viharn to study.

Chainat Bird Park, Chainat, Thailand
Chainat Bird Park, Chainat, Thailand

Chainat Bird Park's Giant Bird Cage

       There is a large open area within the Chainat Bird Park. There is also a “Giant Bird Cage” here, which is Asia’s largest aviary. Various bird species can be found inside the aviary. Many by recreating the atmosphere as closely as possible to those found in nature. There are both domestic and imported birds, notably the hornbill, which is the provincial symbol of Chainat.

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Chainat Bird Park, Chainat, Thailand

Chainat Bird Park's souvenirs shop

       After exiting the bird park, tourists will come to an exhibition center offering souvenirs, community items, and OTOP products, as well as the Chainat Tourism Information Center, which is a center for presenting local community products and products. Visitors can purchase a variety of souvenirs to take home with them.

Chainat Bird Park, Chainat, Thailand

How to travel to Chainat Bird Park

       Chainat Bird Park is located on Phaholyothin Road. (Highway No. 1) before reaching the city 4 km. Depart from Bangkok Follow Highway 32 to the intersection of the Asian Road. Chainat-Takhli section, turn left onto Highway No. 1 for about 7 kilometers. Chainat Bird Park is on the right.

The Chainat Bird Park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day.

Thais pay 30 baht for adults and 15 baht for children to enter. Foreigners pay 100 baht for adults and 50 baht for children.

In addition, there is a tourist tram for guests who do not enjoy walking.

Address: Khao Tha Phra Subdistrict Mueang Chainat District Chainat Province, Moo 4, Phahonyothin Road

Locate it with Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/F6Hkd41QBKvh47T6.

Open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tel : 0-5647-6624, 0-5647-6617 ext. 218

ChainatBirdPark’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chainatBirdPark

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BanHunLek, Ang Thong

       BanHunLek is in the Mueang Ang Thong district of Ang Thong Province, in the Talat Kruat sub-district. It is another well-known tourist destination in the province of Ang Thong. This is a little museum that uses old engine parts to build numerous puppets based on popular films such as Marvel Studios, Alien, The Lord of the Rings, and Transformers Steel Robot.

BanHunLek,Ang Thong, Thailand

BanHunLek concept

       Which is the concept? This iron mannequin house was constructed by Mr. Pairote Thanomwong, who had the idea of repurposing waste and leftovers, such as scrap metal and old automobile parts, into artifacts, sculptures, and works of art. which turned out to be just stunning. Everything began with Mr. Pairote’s personal predilection, who began constructing iron robots out of leftovers from old motors. Later, there were interested buyers who came to contact the company to purchase the property, which progressively evolved and formed this location. In the worldwide market, this made-to-order iron figure is very popular. Out-of-order production is the term for it. Iron robots for sale were first created large and looked like robots, standing around 2-3 meters tall. More miniature robots were ordered afterwards. Until recently, puppets were made in sizes as little as 5 cm. In Thailand, the demand for iron puppets is growing. These iron mannequins can also be found standing in other places, such as the Thung Bua Chom Floating Market.

BanHunLek,Ang Thong, Thailand

The BanHunLek's Highlights

       There will be a part inside BanHunLek where various types of iron figurines, such as robots, cartoons, and animals, will be shown. If someone wishes to take it home with them, there is a little puppet available in souvenir shops. You can also observe the robot’s manufacturing process, which is constructed entirely of Thai craftsmanship. The location has a large parking lot, showing that many tourists are interested in coming to see it on a regular basis. Inside the showroom, there are a variety of iron figures that are inevitably inspired by well-known movies or cartoons, such as Transformer, The Hulk, Alien, Predator, and others, including the well-known Thai cartoon film, the Giant. This isn’t enough; the progress of the task continues to emerge. Until the production of Ganesha Buddha images, such as Luang Pho Sothon, with iron, copper, and brass, which have a lovely appearance and add significant value.

BanHunLek,Ang Thong, Thailand

       The back of the iron mannequin house, which will be the production zone of the iron mannequin that we can see inside, is a popular tourist attraction. Visitors will be able to see the robots’ creations in this area. The people behind these beautiful robots are the ones who explain visitors how to get each puppet. Visitors will respect the heart of the designer of each piece after viewing the manufacturing process because it is not easy to place each piece of scrap together to obtain such a wonderful figure. It is not forbidden to enter the factory area. Before entering, visitors must just ask permission.

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BanHunLek,Ang Thong, Thailand

       This includes being extremely cautious of your own safety. Look away if you don’t want to take chances. It’s better since the workers are wearing protective gear, but we are not. Crates for storing individual parts are strewn over the plant. A nut box can be found on the other side. There are a variety of sizes to choose from. Because each puppet is usually made up of multiple bolts. The Iron Mannequin House also includes a small cafe for people who stroll until they are exhausted. Let’s take a seat and unwind. It’s known as the Coffee Council, and it offers food and drink options as well as cool air-conditioned areas for travellers to sit and relax in during the hot weather.

BanHunLek,Ang Thong, Thailand

Where can I find BanHunLek?

       With a private car, travel from Bangkok to Ang Thong Province via Highway 1 (Phaholyothin) and then Highway 32 through Bang Pa-in, Bang Pahan District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. From the city center, take Thetsaban Road 1, turn left at the intersection of Ban Ro, and go to the Chairit District. The destination can be found on the right side of the road.

The cost of admission is

60 Bath for Adults

30 baths for youngsters (free for children under 90 cm)

Address: Mueang Ang Thong District, Ang Thong Province, 41/2 Moo 6 Talat Kruat Subdistrict

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/zJNXhRNZsz95KapMA

It is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tel. 08-1339-3345

Website : https://www.facebook.com/BanHunLek, http://www.banhunlek.com

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Wat Muang, Ang Thong

       There are various must-see attractions at Wat Muang. The Ubosot is encircled by the world’s largest lotus petals. Wihan Kaeo, one of the image halls, has a museum on the ground level with sacred objects, antiques, and figures of nationally revered monks on display. The museum’s upper level includes the country’s first and largest silver holy Buddha image, which was produced to commemorate His Majesty the King’s accession to the throne 50 years ago.

Wat Muang, Angthong, Thailand

Wat Muang has a long and illustrious history.

       It used to be an abandoned temple from the late Ayutthaya period. When the city fell to the Burmese army, numerous residences, temples, and Buddha images were destroyed. As a result, Wat Muang was completely demolished, leaving only ruins. Until Phrakhru Wibul Acharakhun (Luang Por Kasem Acharnsupho) visited the area on a pilgrimage and discovered that it was an ideal location for dharma practice. He got a vision of Luang Pu Khao and Luang Pu Daeng telling him to help restore the temple during his meditation. Following that, he began to rehabilitate the locations. Wat Muang has continued to grow since then. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej presented Wisung Khamsima to Wat Muang on September 12, 1986.

Wat Muang, Angthong, Thailand

       As a result, Luang Por Kasem gathered his strength to pray with those who shared his faith in order to contribute to the creation of a big Buddha picture to honor His Majesty the King. A stunning golden Buddha picture dedicated to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose name is “Phra Phuttha Mahamin Sakyamuni Si Wisetchaichan,” with a lap width of 62 meters and a height of 93 meters. It is visible from a distance. The construction took 16 years. The chapel of Wat Muang is majestic and grand. The largest in the world, quirky and surrounded by lovely stucco lotus petals. Inside are murals on the Buddha’s history. There are stucco figures of Arhats, numerous gods, both Chinese and Brahmins, all over the temple. For those visitors who come to the temple, there is a simulation of the city of Hell-Heaven that is hidden with the morals and major events of Bang Rachan Camp so that they learn a history that should be remembered.

Wat Muang has a lot of interesting stuff inside it.

Wat Muang, Angthong, Thailand

Luang Por Yai of Wat Muang

       Luang Por Yai or Luang Por Kasem used the name “Phra Phuttha Maha Nawamin Sakyamuni Sri Wiset Chai Chan” to make a large Buddha image to present to His Majesty King Rama IX. The Buddha image was erected by all pupils of Luang Por Kasem and individuals who believe in Buddhism until it was completed on February 16, 2007, after a total building period of around 16 years. The Buddha image temple has a height of 63.05 meters, a height of 95 meters from the Buddha image’s base to the top of the Buddha statue, and a budget of more than 100 million baht. Thai people believe that touching the tip of Luang Por Yai palm will bring them blessings for job success. To pray with Luang Por Yai, place two hands on his middle finger and intend to ask for whatever you want. If you do so correctly, you will receive the needed outcomes. As a result, a large number of tourists visit to pay their respects.

Wat Muang, Angthong, Thailand

Traveling from Bangkok to the province of Ang Thong

       – Car from Bangkok to the province of Ang Thong. The trip is around 105 kilometers long, takes about 2 hours, and can be done in different ways.

       The Phahon Yothin route is used on Route 1. From Bangkok, use Highway 32 to the Asian route. The route passes through Bang Pa-In District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Bang Pahan District, and Ang Thong, covering a total distance of 105 kilometers.

       A new cut path is used on Route 2. Take National Highway No. 340 across the Phra Pinklao – Taling Chan Bridge, traveling via Nonthaburi- Pathum Thani – Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya – Suphan Buri – Ang Thong, a total distance of roughly 150 kilometers.

       Route 3 is the third route. Take National Highway No. 3111 from Bangkok to Pathum Thani, passing via Pak Kret, Bang Sai District, Sena District, and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. Then take Route 3263 to Amphoe Pa Mok – Ang Thong, a 140-kilometer journey, or take the Udon Ratthaya Expressway. (Expressway between Bang Pa-In and Pak Kret) Please contact 1543 for additional details.

       – Take the bus Every day, The Transport Company Limited runs regular and air-conditioned buses between Bangkok and Ang Thong. To get to the bus terminal, take the bus from the Northern Bus Terminal on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road. The Province of Ang Thong Please contact 1490 for additional information. http://home.transport.co.th/index.php/th/

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Wat Muang, Angthong, Thailand

How to Get to Wat Muang

– It takes about 8 minutes to drive from Ang Thong Bus Terminal to Wat Muang, a distance of about 4.9 kilometers.

– public transportation Tourists can commute between the city and the district by minibus. Depending on the distance and negotiation, the price ranges from 1,000 to 2,000 baht per day. various locations throughout the province, including in front of the municipal market and the bus station. The service cost is calculated depending on distance and is set at a fixed rate.

Address : Hua Taphan Subdistrict, Wiset Chai Chan District, Ang Thong Province

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Tu664GcsYDyCrTf98

Viewing times are from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Website : https://www.facebook.com/watmuang, http://www.watmuang.com

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Wat Chaiwatthanaram, Ayutthaya

        Wat Chaiwatthanaram. It is located in Ban Pom Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. On the west shore, outside the city island, along the Chao Phraya River. Wat Chaiwattanaram is a popular tourist destination in Ayutthaya, located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. The Temple was built in B.E.1630 by King Prasat Thong to commemorate his mother, and its distinguishing feature is a massive center prang (Khmer-style pagoda) encircled by smaller prangs, signifying Mount Sumeru, the gods’ mountain.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram,Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Chaiwatthanaram history

       The king, Prasat Thong, built the temple in B.E.1630 as a testament to his mother’s residency in the area. It is named after a long-reigning and glorious era. Prince Damrong claimed it was created to commemorate Ayutthaya’s victory over Longvek. With a central prang of 35 meters and four smaller prangs. On a rectangular platform. Hidden doors with steep stairs lead to around halfway up. Eight chedi-shaped chapels surround the central platform, connected by a rectangular cross-shaped corridor (Phra Rabieng). The corridor was once roofed and opened inwards, but only the pillar foundations and the outside wall remain now. There were 120 sitting Buddha figures painted in black and gold along the wall.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram,Ayutthaya, Thailand

       The unusual shape of the eight chedi-like chapels They contained paintings on the inside and 12 reliefs on the outside showing scenes from Buddha’s life (Jataka), which must be “read” clockwise. Only pieces of painting and reliefs remain. These chedis had two sitting Buddha statues, and the four middle chedis had one large sitting Buddha statue, likewise in black and gold. Golden stars on black lacquer adorned the ceiling above the statues. The temple’s ordination hall stood outside the east corridors, near the river (Phra Ubosot). The king’s mother’s ashes were buried in two chedis north and south of the Ubosot. The temple was abandoned after the Burmese destroyed the old capital in 1767, including Wat Chai Watthanaram. Theft, the sale of ruined bricks, and the decapitation of Buddha sculptures were all prevalent. The Thai Department of Fine Arts began restoration work in 1987. It was publicized in 1992.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram,Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Chaiwatthanaram Architecture

inner base

       Wat Chaiwatthanaram. On the same base are the main and corner prangs. The main prang brought the early Ayutthaya pagoda form. But at Wat Chaiwatthanaram, the porch protruded considerably. A little chedi may have been affixed to the huge prang. The Chulamanee Pagoda atop Phra Sumen Mountain. A balcony with a roof surrounds the main prang. A wall of a religious space used to be gilded inside the balcony. In each of the eight directions, crematoriums were built, with Buddha images inside each one. The Ruean Kaew facade is completely lacquered and gold-gilded. The ceiling is also decorated with lacquered wood.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram,Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ubosot

       Phra Ubosot, outside the crematorium wall. Only the base remains. There are 12 wooden recessed chedis. Three tiers of walls encircle these ancient monuments, with little pagodas added later.

Crematorium.

       Crematorium. Surrounded by eight pagodas, the crematorium’s walls are painted with a faded Kanok leaf. The crematorium’s outside wall has 12 faded stucco images of the Buddha’s life, which were visible 20 years ago. The crematorium is a castle with 7 storeys supporting the top. The origin of the name comes from the crematorium. The Ayutthaya royal funeral concept from Mount Phra Sumen. The stucco Buddha is inside Wat Chaiwatthanaram’s cremation. A big Buddha image, Phra Phuttha Nimit Wichit Marmoli Sri Sanphet Borom Trilokanat (Phuttha Nimit). It is assumed that it was extensively renovated during King Prasat Thong’s reign.

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Wat Chaiwatthanaram,Ayutthaya, Thailand

How to travel to Wat Chaiwatthanaram

From Bangkok to Ayutthaya

– By private car from Bangkok to Phra Nakhon Si Ayuthaya There are various routes.

1. Drive through Pratunam Phra In on Highway 1 (Phahon Yothin Road). Then take Highway 32, then Highway 309 into Phra Nakhon Si Ayuthaya Province.

2. To cross the Nonthaburi or Nuan Chawee Bridges, take Highway 304 (Chaeng Watthana Road) or Highway 302 (Ngamwongwan Road). Continue on Highway 3111 until Sena District, then turn right. Take 3263 to Phra Nakhon Si Ayuthaya.

Travelers can use Google Maps to find more suitable routes.

Travel by Van.

To get to Ayutthaya, tourists can take a bus from Bangkok. The fare to Future Park Rangsit starts at 60 baht, depending on distance and pick-up spot.

Travel by train.

From Hua Lamphong Station, take the train north. Exit at Phra Nakhon Si Ayuthaya. Trains run daily from 04.20 A.M. until 10.45. P.M. Trains in the third class start at 15 baht. For further information, call 1690 or visit www.railway.co.th.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram,Ayutthaya, Thailand

Visiting Wat Chaiwatthanaram

-Own car Wat Chaiwatthanaram is outside Ayutthaya. via the Kasattrathirat Bridge path across the Chao Phraya river. Turn left when leaving the bridge. Then continue straight for 750 meters to the temple. (The temple has a parking lot.)

-Tuk-Tuk: In Ayutthaya, tuk-tuks cost 20-40 baht per person, depending on distance. The hourly rate is roughly 200 baht.

-Grabcar, an Ayutthaya region ride-hailing system using the Grab smartphone. You can check the fare rate on the screen before calling the car to various locations. Grab is available at http://grb.to/2F9a2bx.

Ticketing

10 baht Thai, 50 baht foreign, or a combo ticket of 40 baht Thai/230 baht. This pass allows access to the historical park’s temples and monuments. 30 days.

Important facts to know:

Visitors should dress modestly in sleeved shirts. Dress casually. And avoid wearing too-tight garments. Also, do not destroy or ruin the old place. including climbing and violating forbidden zones. From 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., different ancient sites in Ayutthaya Historical Park will be lighted.

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Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya

       This is a popular Ayutthaya temple for tourists. This antique temple, despite its appearance, is thought to date back to before Ayutthaya was founded. For a long time, the Chinese inhabited the neighborhood where this temple is located. Almost all Thais and Chinese-Thais come to Wat Phanan Choeng to worship the largest Buddha image in Ayutthaya, Phra Phuttha Trairatana Nayok, also known as Luang Pho To Buddha Image or Sam Po Kong Buddha Image in Chinese. Wat Phanan Choeng Worawiharn is located on the south bank of the Pasak River, opposite the main city, in Khlong Suan Plu Subdistrict. Wat Phanan Choeng may be found on the right after turning left from Wat Yai Chai Monkon about a kilometer.

Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

History of Wat Phanan Choeng

       Wat Phanan Choeng has a long and illustrious history. The construction began before the city of Ayutthaya was founded. It’s impossible to say who made it because there’s no definite evidence. Lord Sai Nam Phueng (Phra Chao Sai Namphung), according to the Northern Chronicles, was the founder and granted the name “Wat Chao Phra Nang Choeng,” as well as the old royal chronicles. The Buddha image was established in B.E.1867, according to Luang Prasert Aksornnit, which was 26 years before King U-Thong founded Ayutthaya. Luang Pho Sam Po Kong, a big Buddha image and the largest in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya was a stucco Buddha image in Buddha overcoming temptations, with a lap width of 20 meters and a height of 19 meters. It had been destroyed in the city’s trash, but it had been restored throughout. Until the time of King Mongkut of Rattanakosin, who ordered the restoration of the Buddha’s entire body in B.E.1851 and renamed him “Phra Buddha Trirattana Nayok,” or “Luang Pho Sam Po Kong” among Thai Buddhists of Chinese heritage.

Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

       “Phanaeng Choeng” means “cross-legged sitting.” As a result, “Phanan Choeng Temple” (Wat Phra Naeng Choeng or Wat Phra Chao Phanaeng Choeng) refers to the temple in Luang Por To where the Buddha image is seated in the position of “Buddha conquering temptations.” Another temple legend is “Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak,” according to which the queen sat cross-legged while Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak resisted her death. They used to call the temple because Chinese people like to sit cross-legged rather than squat. Some people refer to it as “Wat Phra Nang Au Choeng” because of the cause of her death; however, if the temple’s name is translated as “Wat Phanan Choeng,” it refers to a temple with a sitting Buddha image, which is “Luang Por To.”

Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

Luang Pho To of Wat Phanan Choeng

       “Luang Pho To” or “Phra Buddha Trirattana Nayok,” a Buddha image in U-Thong art at the end, in the position of Buddha defeating temptations, cross-legged, lap-size 14.20 meters wide, 19.20 meters high, gold-lacquered stucco material Since the inception of the city, Luang Pho To has been recognized as an old amulet of Ayutthaya. According to the Ancient Documents of Luang Prasert Aksornnit, it was built in B.E.1868 or during King Ramathibodi I’s reign. According to legend, when the enemy conquered Ayutthaya, Luang Por To wept. Luang Por To, also known as “Sampokong” among Chinese people, is one of the most recognized people in the country. Every year, a large number of Chinese people, in addition to Thais, come to worship.

Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

Golden Buddha statue in Wat Phanan Choeng

       The golden Buddha image, cement buddha, and Naga buddha are all major Buddha images in Wat Phanan Choeng’s ubosot. The first was constructed of bronze during the Sukhothai period, with a lap width of 3 cubits and a height of 4 cubits with a bright golden color reflecting beautifully. The middle one is an Ayutthaya era stucco Buddha image with a lap width of 4 cubits and a height of 5 cubits. The most recent Buddha image was a reddish-colored Sukhothai-era Buddha image with a lap width of 3 cubits and a height of 5 cubits.

Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

        This golden and Naga Buddha figure was recently discovered by chance, according to legend, because it was initially plastered with plaster until it resembled a general stucco Buddha image. The reason for this is most likely because Ayutthaya was invaded by the enemy in the past. People feared that the golden Buddha image and the Naga Buddha image might be stolen or burned back then. While the mortar was still wet, the gold was plastered to create a robe and various elements such as Sculpture the Buddha’s face and hair to show that it wasn’t a golden Buddha and a Naga Buddha image. Due to the crumb of cement that had been split out and the interior was gold, it was not realized until later that it was a golden Buddha image. As a result, the cement was gradually chipped away, revealing a golden Buddha picture ensconced within the temple’s chapel.

Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

Chao Mae Soi Dok Mak

       Aside from Luang Pho To, which is a centerpiece of the temple, many people visit every day to worship. In the pre-Ayutthaya era, there is also “Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak Shrine” or “Mae Soi Dok Mak Shrine,” which is a memorial to love that ended in tragedy. Many individuals wish to pray for the blessing of love in their worship. According to the tradition of the Northern Chronicles, the King of Krung Jean (China) Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak had an adopted son named Soi Dok Mak by Jan Mak when she was a young woman with a beautiful appearance. The king of Ayodhya (Ayutthaya), according to the fortuneteller, would be her spouse. As a result, King Krung Jean had a royal message for King Sai Nam Phueng to deliver.

Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

       After hearing the royal message, King Sai Nam Phueng traveled by boat to Krung jean. The King of Krung jean was overjoyed. As a result, he was given the task of organizing a procession to welcome Phra Chao Sai Nam Phueng into the palace, as well as the coronation of Phra Nang Soi Dok Mai as his bride. King Sai Nam Phueng returned to the city after paying his respects to King Krung Jean. As a result, King Krung Jean provided 5 junk boats and 500 Chinese workers talented in various disciplines to return to Ayothaya. When the king arrives at “Mae Bia Pak Nam,” which is near “Laem Bang Kacha” (in front of Wat Phanan Choeng at present), King Sai Nam Phueng was the first to arrive in the city, preparing the palace for the arrival of Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak. When Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak did not see King Sai Nam Phueng pick her up in the morning welcoming procession, she became enraged

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Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

       As a result, she refused to get off the boat, claiming, “It’s difficult to travel to the city; why didn’t the king come to take me up when I arrived at the palace?” I’m not going anywhere till he comes to pick me up.”  “If she has already arrived, stay there as she pleases,” King Sai Nam Phueng responded, thinking she was joking. The monarch then came to fetch her up on his own when he boarded the junk where Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak was staying. As a result, she had a lot of complaints to make to him. King Sai Nam Phueng was perplexed as a result. “Stay here if you don’t want to get up.” Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak misunderstood what he said. She misunderstood what he meant to say and resolved to kill herself on the royal barge at Pak Nam Mae Bia until she died. It was king Sai Nam Phueng’s deep sadness that he kindly brought the body to the royal fire at Laem Bang Kacha and constructed a monastery there called “Wat Phra Chao Phra Nang Choeng” or “Phanaeng Choeng,” which means “the touchy queen.” The king then authorized the construction of Mae Soi Dok Mak Shrine to memorialize her love. From before the Ayutthaya era until the present day, this temple has served as a reminder of Thailand’s long-standing friendship with China. There are additional events to keep Chinese traditions alive, such as the pouring of baskets and cleaning the Chinese cemetery, among others.

Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

       Chinese architecture and art are abundant at the Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak Shrine. Pei Niang is inscribed in Thai and Chinese characters on the placard in front of the temple. It signifies “grieving girl” when translated separately, but “merciful mother” when translated together. The shrine is a two-story brick structure with intricate stucco decorations. The owner of the property is on the ground floor, while the goddess Guan Yin, Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak’s idol, is on the second floor. It also houses a Chinese-style statue of Chao Mae Soi Dok Mak, which the Chinese hold in high regard. Almost everyone came to the temple to cover Luang Pho To’s riches, and they also had to show homage to Chao Mae Soi Dok Mak. This shrine also houses an antique anchor, which is thought to be the anchor of the Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak vessel. For a long time, people have spoken about Chao Mae Soi Dok Mak’s purity and supernatural power. She is claimed to be monogamous, devoting all of her affection to King Sai Nam Phueng and forbidding any man from touching her statue under any circumstances.

Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

       A man came to clean the image of Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak decades ago. When the man came home, he appeared to be in excruciating pain and died for unknown causes. In the past, there was a scenario identical to this where two men came to polish her picture and died quickly. Phra Nang Soi Dok Mak was known to be dissatisfied, and she still refuses to let any man touch her image. There will be a ceremony to worship Mae Soi Dok Mak Shrine when a Chinese opera is performed in the ninth month at Wat Phanan Choeng. The incense burner is the sole thing summoned to the outdoors during the shrine’s ritual procession. People who are Chao Mae Soi Dok Mak mediums from all around the world will attend this event. It is believed that Chao Mae Soi Dok Mak, a medium who typically can not speak Chinese, was able to speak Chinese astoundingly well.

Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

       Previously, the shrine’s whole staff was made up of Chinese people who could listen and speak the language fluently. They asserted “Chao Mae Soi Dok Mak used to come here and inquire for old treasures that she had acquired from China. What happened to it and where is it now?” Furthermore, every member of the shrine’s management team had already witnessed Chao Mae Soi Dok Mak. She is dressed in white Chinese clothing and has a stunning face.

       The holiness of Chao Mae Soi Dok Mak is still revered today. Those who come to the shrine and express a wish, such as requesting a child, life success, or love, are frequently granted their wishes. They return to Chao Mae Soi Dok Mak with pearl necklaces, cosmetics, and lion dances when they have obtained everything they require. The legend of Prince Sai Nam Phueng and Queen Soi Dok Mak is also a legend of Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan’s building, leading people to believe that Chao Mae Soi Dok Mak can inspire individuals who pay tribute to realize their goals in every way.

Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

Travel to Wat Phanan Choeng

Getting to Ayutthaya from Bangkok

-Private cars from Bangkok, can travel to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. There are several routes as follows.

1. Take Highway No. 1 (Phahon Yothin Road) through Pratunam Phra In. Then turn left onto Highway No. 32, turn left onto Highway No. 309, into Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province.

2. Take Highway No. 304 (Chaeng Watthana Road) or Highway No. 302 (Ngamwongwan Road), turn right onto Highway No. 306 (Tiwanon Road) and cross the Nonthaburi Bridge or Nuan Chawee Bridge. to Pathum Thani Province, continue with the route Pathum Thani-Samkhok-Sena (Highway 3111) turning right at Sena District. Take Highway No. 3263 to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province.

Travelers can check more suitable routes from the Google Map application.

– Van. Tourists can take a Bangkok-Ayutthaya van at Mo Chit Bus Terminal. Or at the Future Park Rangsit shopping mall, the fare starts at 60 baht, depending on the distance and the pick-up point.

– Train Visitors can use the train that runs north from Hua Lamphong Station. Get off at Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Station The trains are available daily from 04.20 A.M. 10.45 P.M. Fares start at 15 baht for third-class trains. Tourists can contact the State Railway of Thailand for more information at 1690 or visit www.railway.co.th.

Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya, Thailand

How to get to Wat Phanan Choeng

– private car Wat Phanan Choeng is located outside the island of Ayutthaya. from the island of Ayutthaya Drive to the Chedi Wat Sam Pluem Roundabout. Turn left until you see Wat Yai Chaimongkol. Then turn right and drive straight to find Wat Phanan Choeng by the river.

– Tuk-Tuk: In Ayutthaya, there are tuk-tuks available at a rate of 20-40 baht per person, depending on the distance. For chartering a car: The cost of renting a tuk-tuk per hour is around 200 baht.

– Grabcar: The Ayutthaya area has a ride-hailing system through the Grab application. You can check the fare rate each time on the screen before you click to call the car to various places. Tourists can download the Grab app at http://grb.to/2F9a2bx.

Buying tickets for Thai nationals is free. Foreigners have an entrance fee of 20 baht.

Address: Moo 2, Khlong Suan Phlu Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/BArmRHdvmvzToTb87

Open for viewing: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Website : https://www.facebook.com/Wat Phanan Choeng Worawihan

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Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Ayutthaya

       Wat Yai Chaimongkol is considered the most important historical temple in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, as well as one of the most popular tourist temples. As a result, it is common to see a large number of tourists visiting this temple. This Wat Yai Chaimongkhon is notable for its historical story from the Ayutthaya period, as well as its outstanding architecture. See Ayutthaya’s tallest chedi. The palace of King Naresuan the Great is located behind the temple. People are welcome to come and worship. In addition, there is a lovely garden in the surrounding area where you can unwind. Tourists who wish to visit Ayutthaya should not pass it up.

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon (Chai Mongkhon Temple), Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Yai Chaimongkol's History

       It is one of Thailand’s oldest temples. It was constructed during the reign of King Ramathibodi I, also known as King U-Thong, the founder of Ayutthaya, in the early Ayutthaya period. According to legend, in 1357, King U-Thong ordered the exhumation of Chao Kaew’s body from his grave after he died of cholera, and the body was burned. Following that, the site was transformed into a monastery known as “Wat Pa Kaeo.” Later, the monks were ordained by the Rattana Maha Thera in Sri Lanka, returning to the temple. The people of Ayutthaya held high regard for these monks. As a result, more people are flocking to Wat Pa Kaew to be ordained. The King U-Thong Monastery So he appointed Somdej Phra Wanratana as the temple’s abbot.

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon (Chai Mongkhon Temple), Ayutthaya, Thailand

A significant episode in the history of Wat Pa Kaew

       The temple’s ubosot used to be where a group of people planned to eliminate Khun Worawongsathirat and Thao Srisudachan. Their plan was successful at the time, so he invited Phra Thienracha to ascend the throne, naming the Great King, B.E. 2104. During the King’s reign, a royal command was issued to the Patriarch of Wat Pa Kaew to carry out the sentence. The base was dedicated to the auspicious occasion of Phra Srisin’s rebellion in B.E. 2135. There was a significant event that leads us to believe that the main chedi of the temple was built to commemorate the king’s victory over the Viceroy of Burma. As a result, it is thought that the name Wat Yai Chaimongkol derives from this.

       Interest point Chedi Chaimongkol, a monument to King Naresuan the Great’s great victory over Mangayo Java, Viceroy of Hong Sawadee in Nong Sarai Subdistrict, Suphan Buri Province. Burmese troops had crossed the border into Khanthasima at the time. King Naresuan and his younger brother, Somdej Thotsarot, led the army to battle and drove the elephant into the enemy’s encirclement, while the enemy attempted to fire on the king. Because the generals were unable to catch up with the king in time, the king declared loudly, “Lord, we will stand in the shade of the tree and invite us to come out and do the battle together to be honored in the land.” No king would be able to win battles in the future. The viceroy of Burma, an occult elephant, came out to fight alongside King Naresuan in the battle of that time, and King Naresuan was able to defeat the enemy commander.

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon (Chai Mongkhon Temple), Ayutthaya, Thailand

       When the king returned to Siam, he punished the soldiers who did not follow the king during the battle in accordance with the rules and had to face the death penalty. In the period of criminal waiting for punishment, Somdej Phra Panrat, the Buddhist supreme patriarch of Buddhist priests, asked the king to pardon all soldiers, along with 25 monks. By claiming that he was compared to Lord Buddha, who was surrounded by a swarm of demons before attaining enlightenment. It is the honor and prestige of his bravery and adaptability that will spread throughout the land. Please construct a larger pagoda to symbolize his victory and mercy in order to save those soldiers’ lives. The pagoda was given the name “Chedi Chai Mongkhon” by the King.

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Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon (Chai Mongkhon Temple), Ayutthaya, Thailand

Getting from Bangkok to Ayutthaya

       From Bangkok, a private car can take you to the province of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. There are several options, as shown below. Drive past Pratunam Phra In on Highway No. 1 (Phahon Yothin Road). Then take Highway No. 32, then Highway No. 309 into Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. Take Highway 304 (Chaeng Watthana Road) or Highway 302 (Ngamwongwan Road), then turn right onto Highway 306 (Tiwanon Road) and cross the Nonthaburi or Nuan Chawee Bridges. To reach Pathum Thani Province, take the Pathum Thani-Samkhok-Sena (Highway 3111) route and turn right at Sena District. Take Highway No. 3263 to the province of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon (Chai Mongkhon Temple), Ayutthaya, Thailand

Travelers can use the Google Maps application to find more suitable routes.

       By van: Tourists can catch a Bangkok-Ayutthaya van at the Mo Chit Bus Terminal or the Future Park Rangsit shopping mall; the fare starts at 60 baht, depending on the distance and pick-up point.

       By train: Visitors can take the train from Hua Lamphong Station to the north. Take the train to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Station. The trains run daily from 04.20 a.m. to 10.45 p.m., with fares starting at 15 baht for third-class trains. For more information, tourists can call the State Railway of Thailand at 1690 or visit www.railway.co.th.

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon (Chai Mongkhon Temple), Ayutthaya, Thailand

What is the best way to get to Wat Yai Chaimongkol?

-a private vehicle Wat Chaiwatthanaram is located on the outskirts of Ayutthaya. Using the path that connects the Kasattrathirat Bridge to the Chao Phraya River, turn left as you exit the bridge. Then drive straight for about 750 meters until you reach the temple. (A parking lot is available in front of the temple.)

-Tuk-Tuk: Tuk-tuks are available in Ayutthaya for 20-40 baht per person, depending on distance. in order to rent a car. The cost of renting a tuk-tuk for an hour is approximately 200 baht.

– Grabcar, Ayutthaya, has a ride-hailing system via the Grab app. Before you click to call the car to various locations, you can always check the fare rate on the screen. Tourists can get the Grab app by going to http://grb.to/2F9a2bx.

Wat Yai Chaimongkol is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: There is no charge to visit.

All year round is the best time to travel.

Location: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, Khlong Suan Phlu Subdistrict

Location on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/isqkPEhTsCXvH7tu6

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/watyai

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Wat Chedi Hoi, PathumThani

       Wat Chedi Hoi is a well-known temple in Pathum Thani. It is situated in the Bo Ngoen Subdistrict of the Lat Lum Kaeo District. The tall shell pagoda at this temple is awe-inspiring to many visitors. The temple has two Buddha images, the first of which is at the entrance. The second body is located near the temples. In addition, the temple grounds include agricultural attractions such as the “Wan Ya” herb garden, the Museum of Long Boats, and a large pond with countless Siriped Catfish that are fed by the temple. Furthermore, there are a large number of and a turtle pond beside the swamp where visitors can buy food to feed the fish and turtles.

Wat Chedi Hoi, Pathumthani, Thailand

Wat Chedi Hoi's History

       This temple was built in 1995 by a monk named “Phra Kru Sunthon” or “Luang Phor Thong Klang Suntaro.” The temple’s history is fascinating because it arose from a pilgrimage in Burma during which Phra Kru Sunthon met Phra Ajarn Silbanta for a year. He studied the magic until he was clearly wise, then returned to Ong Juk cave in Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi Province. When he stayed in the cave where his visions were born, it was a big city called Rattanawadee, and he was the governor of the city.

Wat Chedi Hoi, Pathumthani, Thailand

       So he traveled by following where he looked for visions until he found and intended to build this ground into a monastery area. While digging a pond to create a reservoir for watering medicinal plants, he came across a giant oyster buried under the ground that is thousands of years old. Finally, he brought naked giant oysters discovered to build a massive shell pagoda and established the temple known as “Wat Chedi Hoi” until today.

Wat Chedi Hoi, Pathumthani, Thailand

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Travel to Wat Chedi Hoi

       Private car: take Highway 341 (Pathum Thani-Lat Lum Kaeo) to the 21st kilometer mark, then turn right towards the temple for another 10 kilometers; it is quite deep. Turn left into the temple when you see the shell pagoda in front of it to find Chedi Hoi Temple.

       Bus: Starting at BTS Mo Chit, take bus number 29,510 to Rangsit Market, which is opposite Rattanakosin Village. There will be an entrance to the Rangsit-Pathum Garage, where you can take route 1138 to the Pathum Market Pier and connect to the Lat Lum Kaeo bus to go out. Take note that the bus will drive past the Kanchanaphisek Bridge, cross it, and then turn around. There will be a motorcycle and motorcycle trailer beside the service to the Chedi Hoi Temple to get off the opposite side and cross the road.

If the bus 29, 510 does not stop at Rangsit Market, take the bus 1138 Rangsit – Pathum Thani to the Rangsit – Pathum garage.

1. A minibus, Rangsit – Jarusorn, will run between Future Park Rangsit and Major Rangsit. The car will arrive frequently, and the fare is 9 baht. The bus will make two stops before entering the Rangsit-Pathum garage.

2. An overpass will be built between Future Park Rangsit and Major Rangsit. To cross the bridge to the other side and board the car at the curve. All buses that pass through this curve will terminate at Rangsit-Pathum Garage (the bus fare only at this time is 4 baht). Take the overpass to the bus stop (under the bridge) or the sign on Rangsit-Pathum Road.

Address : Chedi Hoi Temple, Bo Ngoen Sub-district, Lat Lum Kaeo District Pathum Thani Province

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/XVK14yZyZwKbn81e9

Open for viewing:  08.00 A.M. – 4.30 P.M.

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Phu Thap Boek

       In the Khao Kho district of Phetchabun province, Phu Thap Boek is a popular tourist site. It has a rugged topography and high altitude, ensuring pleasant holiday weather all year.The highest point in Phetchabun Province is Phu Thap Boek. Tourists can now discover tourism in a new land, which was recently opened to the public. However, it can excite visitors to the point where it becomes one of the UNSEEN THAILAND attractions that should not be missed. It boasts a high altitude of 1,768 meters above sea level, chilly temperatures all year on top of the mountain, and cabbage fields as broad as the eye can see, as well as breathtaking views from the tops of many mountains.

Phu Thap Boek, Phetchabun Province, Thailand

Phu Thap Boek story

       Tub Berk Hmong Community, also known as Phu Thap Boek, is a Hmong hill tribe village located on the high mountains of Phetchabun Province, in Wang Ban Subdistrict, Lom Kao District, about 40 kilometers from the district and 100 kilometers from Phetchabun province. The majority of the Hmong people in this area work in agriculture. Cabbage is the most widely grown vegetable, with thousands of hectares of arable land dedicated to its cultivation on a high mountain top during the wet season. In the mountains, there was a fantastic view of cabbage growing. Especially in the months of July and August, as well as in the months of October and November. The most notable aspect of Phu Thap Boek is the 360-degree panoramic view above the clouds that float around it, as well as the fact that it has cold weather all year because it is Phetchabun’s highest peak.

Phu Thap Boek, Phetchabun Province, Thailand

       Locals grew cabbage throughout the valley, resulting in no tall trees to block the landscape or the wind, although there was a large misty area on the east side near to Lom Kao District on some mornings. Because all of the fog came out beside the tent site, it is considered the closest sea of mist to the audience. From the vista, Tub Berk Hmong Village is located inside. It’s also a fascinating cultural research place that still adheres to the Hmong way of life. There is also a Wat Pa Ban Thap Boek as a tourist attraction, as well as prominent perspectives within the hamlet. The dew in the midst of the yawn was utilized to make holy water for the Thai King in different important rituals. The temple is perched on the cliff’s brink. This location, which is adjacent to the Lom Kao District, gives viewers a very extensive perspective from a high vantage point.

Phu Thap Boek, Phetchabun Province, Thailand

Facilities and lodging at Phu Thap Boek

       The area of Phu Thap Boek There are a lot of resorts, but there are also a lot of camping spots and tent rentals. There are restaurants and shops offering drinking water to accommodate travelers who want to remain overnight to feel the cold or witness the sea of mist in the morning. However, if it is during a major event, visitors should bring their own food and water, as this will be the most convenient, as there will be a large number of people and not enough businesses to match the demand. For camping in Thap Boek Village Community Enterprise’s viewpoint and cabbage field.

Phu Thap Boek, Phetchabun Province, Thailand

       There are various rental tents, beddings, and camping equipment available for tourists who do not bring their own tents, or if you bring your own tent, you can rent a spot to pitch your tent at the community enterprise’s point for a minimal maintenance charge. There are numerous bathrooms with showers and toilets to choose from. However, there are a lot of tourists during the festival. It’s possible that it won’t be enough to meet the demands. However, due to the chilly weather and the lack of a water heater, many people may be hesitant to take a shower. Because it is winter, keep sweat stain for bathing at home. Here, the water is as cold as ice. Try to spend the night here. It will be a beautiful event that will be remembered by all, especially Thai tourists who enjoy cold weather.

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Phu Thap Boek, Phetchabun Province, Thailand

Camping ground Phu Thap Boek

There is a service charge for camping on the lookout and the cabbage field of Thap Boek Village Community Enterprise.

650 per night for a four-person tent with linen.

350 a night for a tent for two persons with bedding.

For a cost of 40 baht per person per night, you can bring your own tent.

Phu Thap Boek, Phetchabun Province, Thailand

What is the best way to get to Phu Thap Boek?

       The mountain Phu Thap Boek is steep. There are now no buses available; guests must drive their own cars, which may go up the hill in both cars and pickup trucks. Before driving, make sure the engine, brakes, and clutch are all in good working order. There should be more than 1500 cc in the engine, and the driver should have some hill driving experience. Bangkok to Phetchabun (Bangkok-Phetchabun) Traveling across the city on my way to the Lom Sak District. Turn left into Route 21 bypass (200 meters past Pamp Caltex) around 10 kilometers before reaching Pho Khun Intersection, then travel another 6-7 kilometers to Kok-O Intersection. Turn left toward Phitsanulok and continue straight for about 1-2 kilometers until you reach a red light intersection. Turn right onto Route 2372 and continue straight for about 13-15 kilometers to Khao Kho and Phitsanulok. A sign for Phu Thap Boek-Phu Hin Rong Kla can be found. Turn left onto Highway No. 2331 to Phu Thap Boek and follow the signs for Phu Thap Boek. The distance is approximately 17.7 kilometers, including 111 curves that run diagonally up and down (in the Lom Sak district and Lom Kao district). Along the journey, there are signs identifying the path to Phu Thap Boek.)

Phu Thap Boek, Phetchabun Province, Thailand

       In the meantime, you’ll be enchanted by the stunning scenery along the journey. The higher you go, the more lovely it becomes. At the intersection of the Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park sign and the toll gates In the national park, it is traditional to turn right rather than enter. Then continue straight for about 1.5 kilometers, turn right up to the viewpoint, and drive about 300 meters to the parking area. Then go around 100 meters to the Phu Thap Boek viewpoint.

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E-Tong Pilok

       E-Tong Pilok Village is located in Thong Pha Phum District, Kanchanaburi, near the Thai-Burma border, and was once a thriving mining town. However, after the mine closed, both Thai and Burmese people who came here continue to live as they did before. Making this old mining town’s charm last.

E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

E-tong Pilok story

       Pilok mining coincided with the establishment of E-tong Village. Pilok mines employed approximately 600 people. It was established almost 70 years ago, in the year 1940, and many people came to visit the Village, which quickly became well-known in the area. However, due to the cheap price of minerals and the dumping price from China, mining was halted. Near the Thai-Burmese border, it is located. Etong is a mistranslated version of “Nut Eng Tong,” which means “deity settlement on the mountain.” The majority of mining companies used to be based here, but they all closed down. All of the miners relocated to new locations. E-tong village became tranquil as a result of this.
     

E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

        E-tong hamlet is currently a small village near the Thai-Burma border. It’s an area where people of many races coexist. It’s a place of peace, natural beauty, and distinct local traditions that you won’t find anyplace else in Thailand. A fantastic way to travel while learning about the culture of the area. It has cold weather all year, and fresh seafood is a highlight because of its good taste and low cost.

When you visit E-Tong Pilok, don't forget to look at the list.

E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

E-Tong Village

       E-Tong Village was once a prosperous mining region, but it has now evolved into a popular tourist destination in Kanchanaburi Province’s Thong Pha Phum district. E-Tong Village has the allure of chilly weather and is blanketed in mist virtually all year, keeping the temperature calm and ideal for a long holiday. Anyone who visits will fall in love with the place and wish to return to vacation again.

E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Noen Chang Suek (Chang Suek Hill)

        The Royal Thai Police’s base at Khao Sung viewpoint is known as “Chang Suek Base or Noen Chang Suek,” “Doi Pilok Peak,” and “Tong Palae” by locals. In Kanchanaburi, Noen Chang Suek is one of the important sites of the Thai-Myanmar border. It used to be the bastion of Border Patrol Police 135 (Chang Suek Base), but it is now a tourist attraction. The sunset over the Andaman Sea can be seen at Noen Chang Suek observation region, where travelers can see the Andaman Sea side of Myanmar and possibly watch the sunset over the Andaman Sea, though visibility may be limited during the winter. Because the surrounding atmosphere is always shrouded in a fine mist, even when the sun is shining brightly. During the festival, visitors can pitch a tent at the Noen Chang Suek region and adjacent (from the Thong Pha Phum National Park office to the border). There will be various places to pitch a tent, as well as a bathroom.

       Tent site Noen Chang Suek It is the headquarters of Border Patrol Police Unit 135 (Chang Suek base). There is no food available for purchase; you must bring your own. Visit Border Patrol Company at 135 Tel. 0 3459 9118 for additional information, or go to http://www.pilok.go.th/ for more.

E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Jogkadin Waterfall

       Thong Pha Phum National Park, Pilok Sub-district, Thong Pha Phum District is home to Jogkadin Waterfall. Kanchanaburi. It’s a waterfall in the heart of the valley, surrounded by nature’s forest. All year long, there is water to play in. The water of the Jogkadin Waterfall pours down a cliff 30 meters high into a vast emerald pool below and eventually dissipates into water droplets, making it a very attractive waterfall. It is possible to play with the water in the basin. The basin’s deepest point is around 3-4 meters deep in the middle. Jogkadin is a Burmese name derived from the words “Kok Kradan,” “Jock or Kok,” meaning “rock,” and “Kradan,” meaning “waterfall,” and the two words together indicate “waterfall that flows through the rocky fissures.” The water comes from a spring on Mount “Epu,” which is located in the tungsten mining area and runs through the settlement. It is 727 meters above sea level and 5 kilometers long. Anyone who has played this waterfall claims that it is like taking a mineral bath inside.

 

E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

       This waterfall, however, can be visited at any time of year. However, there are times when there is a lack of water, such as during droughts. If somebody wants to visit during the flood season, it is best to do so at the end of the rainy season or in the winter, when the water is cool, refreshing, and enjoyable to swim in. However, be aware that the trekking path to the waterfall will be infested with slugs during the wet season. Protective equipment should be available. Furthermore, the gravel in front of the waterfall is a nice touch. It’ll be razor-sharp. To avoid harm, visitors must select to wear proper water shoes. The path to Jogkadin Waterfall is quite challenging because it requires driving up a hill with narrow roads and more than 300 curves on both sides of the road, with only trees and fog for company, but there will be a rest break along the way with a view of Wachiralongkorn Dam Reservoir. And will come across a gravel path with both difficult pits and ramps, necessitating extreme caution to reach the parking location. You must walk around 300 meters to reach the waterfall.

E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Pilok Mine

       Pilok Mine was once a tin mining site where villagers worked. When this land was rich in valuable minerals, it was like a gold mine for fortune seekers from all over the world. There are still scraps of old cars, tools, machines, mining tools from the past, and buildings that were used during the prosperous mining era. However, it has now become an important tourist attraction in this village, and there are also clear ponds and fish ponds full of large koi fish as well as various aquatic plants inside the pool, which has been converted into a small, quaint pond.

E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Pilok Mine Temple

       It’s right next to the Pilok mine. The temple grounds are situated on a high hill with a panoramic view of the surrounding area, including the village of E-Tong. You can climb the hill to worship the Buddha statue and explore the temple. If you look down, you will see a glittering golden pagoda, and if you walk up to the pagoda on the hill, you will see beautiful scenery all around you. In addition, there is a helicopter landing area near the temple. .

E-Tong Pilok, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Travel to E-Tong Pilok

Visiting E-Tong Village

Travel by car

       146 kilometers from Kanchanaburi town to Thong Pha Phum district; 70 kilometers from Thong Pha Phum district to Pilok mine, starting from Kanchanaburi’s main road to Kaeng Sian Intersection. Turn left to Sai Yok-Thong Pha Phum District (No. 323); the route will continue to Thong Pha Phum District via Route 3272. Run through the district (the district is on the right) for about 30 kilometers along the reservoir in the dam to reach the Ban Rai-Pilok Intersection. Turn left in the direction of Pilok. A winding path leads up the hill from here. Visitors should exercise caution when driving. We arrive at Jock Klang Waterfall after passing through Thong Pha Phum National Park for about 13 kilometers. This route will take you to the end of E-Tong Village via the Somsak Mine and Noen Chang Suek.

       The road from Thong Pha Phum to Pilok Subdistrict is winding and narrow, with only one lane, but it is not very steep. All types of vehicles can be driven, but some roads are damaged and have numerous potholes. Drive at a low speed and with caution for your own safety. particularly during the rainy season

Taking the bus
       Pha Phum – E Tong, a golden yellow bus, stops at Thong Pha Phum Market. The bus departs at approximately 10.30 a.m., and the fare is 70 baht per person. (If you take bus line 999 from Bangkok to Chedi Sam Ong, you must board at 5.00 a.m.)

– Departure from E-Tong village There are two trips, one at 6.30 a.m. and one at 7.30 a.m.

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