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Sangkhlaburi

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  • Sunrise boat trip to Sangkhlaburi's sunken town
    3.5 stars

    Stars still twinkling in an early morning sky, we walked to the wooden bridge that spans the northern tip of Vijaralongkorn Lake in Sangkhlaburi. Similar to Chiew Lan Lake down in Khao Sok National Park, Vijaralongkorn was created when a 1980s-built dam f ... read more

  • Mon village (Wang Kha) and the floating rafts
    3 stars

    This friendly village, known as Wang Kha and also by locals as Fang Mon, is located at the south side of the wooden bridge and can be visited in conjunction with a visit to Wat Wang Wiwaekaram (or Wat Mon). The village has been formed by Mon refugees fleeing oppression in Burma, and these ... read more

  • Bridge to the Mon Village
    3.5 stars

    The wooden footbridge known as Saphan Mon (Mon Bridge) was made completely by hand in 1986 to link the Mon village to the main town of Sangkhlaburi after the lake was formed. Update: In mid 2013, part of the wooden bridge collapsed due to an unusually powerful current and high water level in the ... read more

  • Wat Wang Wiwekaram and Buddhakaya Chedi
    3.5 stars

    The other signature site of Sangkhlaburi is the sparkling golden rectangular shaped Buddhakaya Chedi that hovers over the lake just south of the Mon village. The chedi looks almost unreal in the early morning, when it shimmers in the rising sunlight over the often misty lake. It was built in 1982, ... read more

  • Explore the Lake
    4.5 stars

    When Vajiralongkorn Lake was created by the construction of the same-named dam at Thong Pha Phum, the old town of Sangkhlaburi was submerged. During the dry season, when the waters drop sufficiently, it is possible to view some of the ruins that remain standing -- primarily a couple of buildings ... read more

  • Baan Unrak
    4.5 stars

    This small non-profit does a world of good for the Sangkhlaburi area. They run an orphanage, school, animal care centre (mainly for stray dogs), organic farm and crafts centre designed to bring an honest income to displaced single mothers who have ended up in the area after fleeing problems across ... read more

  • Three Pagodas Pass
    2.5 stars

    Head north for 23 kilometres from Sangkhlaburi along Route 323 and you'll pass through lovely country mountain scenery and farmland until you run out of Thai land to travel on. At the end of the road you'll find three small, not so spectacular stupas on a lawn that's flanked by a souvenir market ... read more

  • Khao Laem National Park
    3.5 stars

    Located some 30km south of Sangkhlaburi off Route 323, this national park was established in 1987 and covers 1,500 square kilometres of karst mountains that flank Vajiralongkorn (previously Khao Laem) Lake. The main attraction near the visitor centre is a waterfall that cascades over 15 metres ... read more


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