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Overall, I was a bit disappointed with our visit to the MON village. I had expected more about the culture and heritage of the MON ppl. In reality it is not much more that a typical market place. YET the highlight for me was the...More
Wat Saam Prasob.
Accessible via water n road during dry season. Its just a different view from the Wat overlooking the waters. One of the Wats in usual Wat tour packages. 300 THB by boat for 1 Wat and 500 THB by boat for 3...More
If you are in Sangkhlaburi, you should take a boat trip on the lake to see the flooded temples (called sunken temple).
About the story: the village and its temples were located in the valley before the dam built a few years ago swallowed up...More
It is not a very exciting trip but something to give about the local life.
The prices are published so you not need to go into any bargaining headache.
for up to 6 people it is - 300 Baht for 1 temple, 500 Baht for...More
This is what it is, a temple which was inundated when the Vajiralongkorn dam was completed 31 years ago creating this lake. The temple and its surrounding village was flooded at that time but the floodwater has now receded and left the ruined temple once...More
To be honest, there's not a whole lot to see. It's nice to be out on the river/lake/reservoir in the early evening, and the boatmen seem to be considerate and helpful. I really like the local Mon and Burmese kids who offer their services as...More
The boat was good and the boatman helpful. Lifejackets were always supplied and it was cool on the lake but the semi submerged temples rather disapointing. There is a lot of steps to the boats from the nearest road. I am 83 and found them...More
Wang Wiwekaram Temple was built in 1953 by the Karen and Mon villagers before the dam was constructed. The temple was submerged however still dear to the local villagers. With the initiation and leadership of Luang Pho Uttama, another temple by two names Wang Wiwekaram...More