Photo: Plenty of TLC.

Rama V stone

1 1

A large stone bearing the initials of King Rama V, who visited Ko Tao in 1899, is located at the southern end of Haad Sairee.

Photo of Rama V stone

When King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) visited Ko Tao in 1899 he left his mark in the form of his monogram carved into a large boulder at the southern end of the beach. It is a low-key affair, with a small area for offerings and the placing of incense along with a few potted plants dotted around. Rama V also visited Ko Pha Ngan on a number of occasions. This is a highly-revered site – don't even think of adding your own initials.

While the stone certainly isn't worth a special trip, if you're walking down the beach, it is difficult to miss, so do check it out if you happen to be passing through. To get here, walk to the southern end of Haad Sairee along the beachfront path, and you can't miss it. A statue of Rama V stands nearby.

Best Thailand tours

 Browse tours in Thailand on


Rama V stone

Southern end of Haad Sairee

Location map for Rama V stone

Like what you see? Then you’ll love our newsletter

The Travelfish newsletter is sent out every Monday and is jammed full of free advice for travel in Southeast Asia. You can see past issues here.