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  • Jao Pho Phraya Lae Monument
    2.5 stars

    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 declared war on Siam at the start of the next century. Jao Pho Phraya Lae lost his life in the ... read more

  • Prang Ku
    2.5 stars

    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 more impressive and better restored) Prasat Muang Singh just outside of Kanchanaburi. Today, if nothing else it serves as a reminder of just how small Chaiyaphum ... read more

  • Tat Ton National Park
    3.5 stars

    Group tours aside, you are likely to be almost alone in the park, and pretty much certainly the only foreigner – on our visit, with the exception of one group leaving as we arrived, we counted only two or three other Thais, and we were certainly a novelty to the bored-looking guards at the gate ... read more

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