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  • Jao Pho Phraya Lae Monument
    2.5 stars

    You'll probably pass this somewhat nondescript monument several times before realising what it is. In the middle of a roundabout in the centre of town on Bannakan Road, the statue is testament to the eighteenth century Lao ruler of Chaiyaphum, who switched sides to fight with Bangkok when Vientiane ... read more

  • Prang Ku
    2.5 stars

    Further along Bannakan Road past the entrance to Siam River Resort, this Khmer prang is really as equally disappointing as a sight as the Jao Pho Phraya Lae monument. Poorly preserved and not much to look at at all, in its heyday it was a temple on the route that connected Angkor Wat with the (far ... read more

  • Tat Ton National Park
    3.5 stars

    Set some 23km out of Chaiyaphum, Tat Ton National Park is well worth a visit for its namesake waterfall, the star of the show here and stretching to 50m wide in the rainy season – take care as it is easy to slip by the water's edge. Group tours aside, you are likely to be almost alone in the ... read more

  • Pa Hin Ngam National Park
    3.5 stars

    The rural Chaiyaphum area in northeast Thailand boasts rolling green hills, cool air, and some of Thailand’s finest natural beauty. Despite this, few foreign tourists make it here due to the region’s remoteness and difficulty of reaching, but if you’ve go ... read more

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