Khai Nern Wong

A feeble fort in the middle of nowhere

Photo of Khai Nern Wong, , Chanthaburi

What we say: 2.5 stars

While some say it was here that General Taksin made camp here while re-assembling his army before retaking Ayutthaya, what can be seen of the fort today was actually instituted in the early 1800s by King Rama III as part of a defense system against the threat of Vietnamese invasions.

All that remains of the hilltop fort today is a laterite stone wall and a reasonable supply of cast cannons. Some decent views of the surrounding area can be enjoyed from here, but unless you're a serious history buff it's probably not worth the time.

Also within the grounds is the Underwater Archaeological Museum. On display are relics discovered off the coast of Chanthaburi, including a large selection of earthenware pots, a smattering of Sawankhalok pottery and recovered cannnons.

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Around 12 km from Chantaburi town.
How to get there: The easiest way to reach Khai Nern Wong is by pick-up truck taxi (120 baht roundtrip) or motorbike taxi (60 baht roundtrip) from Chanthaburi town.
Last updated: 2nd November, 2012


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