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Prasat Muang Singh and Nam Tok Erawan - AMAZING!

(Muang Singh City and Erawan Waterfall)

sunny 35 °C

Our final sightseeing trip in Sai Yok was quite a distance and our bums were very sore from the motorbike however it was worth it!


First stop, Prasat Muang Singh.

Built in the Bayon style, the temple relates to the Khmer kingdom in the reign of King Jayavarman VII (1180 to 1219). A stone inscription of Prince Vira Kumara praising his father, 23 cities are named. One of these cities was named Srichaiya Singhapura, which some scholars identify with Mueang Sing.
The name Mueang Sing first showed in the chronicles of the reign of King Rama I (1782-1809), when it was a fortified town protecting the town Kanchanaburi. In the reform of provincial administration at the end of the 19th century its status was reduced from Mueang to Tambon (commune).
Four monuments are existing inside the area of 736,000 m² enclosed by a laterite wall. The southern wall winds along the Khwae Noi river course, while the other three sides are quadratic. The main monument is in the center of the area, northwest of this is are the foundations of a second temple building. The other two monuments are of much smaller scale.


Next was Erawan Waterfall.

The waterfalls in Thailand are the Thai's leisure centres. People bring their whole family and picnics to sit by the falls, relax, chat and then take a dip.


ERAWAN IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! The real deal in terms of picture postcard. But Erawan has a difference. The pools are full of giant fish that nibble at your feet like Garra Ruffa fish. I was so impressed! A free fish pedi at the waterfall. Amazing.


Following having my feet eaten I decided I should really swim in this beautiful pool as its one of my dreams. Even though I could see the bottom and flesh eating fish were in there. I am glad I did swim, it was nice, even if I did only stay in long enough for Noel to get this picture. Noel tried to dip his feet in, well, I forced him practically but he didn't like it. At least he experienced it.


I can't say much more except see the photos and times those by 100 and you can get an idea of how lovely Erawan Waterfall is. It is a must see if you are there however do not go on the weekend!!!!!! Its full of locals.


PS Above is just 1-3 of the 7 tiers of the waterfall!!!


Posted by olivercbeck 21:54 Archived in Thailand

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