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  • Chul S
    4,413 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most famous as well as most revered (Buddha image) temple in Maesot, Tak Province. The temple was built by Shan Zu people in approximately year1880 influenced by Mynmar architecture, with many Hall. The main Hall " "Mahamuni" enshrined Mahamuni Buddha image which is highly revered by local people. The second attraction is the Reclining buddha image which is the second largest of the kind in the Kingdom. The third one is "the Golden Hall" with red wall decorated with golden metal plate including the statues of twin Swan, Male and female, or the upper and lower one standing in front of the Golden Hall. In the corridor at the front right hand side when entering the temple are many revered objects such as Gyun-in, "Thep Tun-Jai" or "Instant success" Diety said to be sacred. Very interesting as well as educated. Do not miss if you have a chance.
    Written 18 December 2019
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  • Tulsi B
    26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit hilltrip market in the morning . many people come from village and sell fresh vegetables and fruits . price is cheap.
    Written 1 June 2019
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  • Panis J.
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chaio por Phawo Shrine is the most popular pray and respect place for locals.

    You can see local people pray. They often pray their wish or make a votive offering.

    This locates along the way Tak to Mae Sot route. Nice atmosphere because it located around mountain view.

    You can take a photo.
    You can see local cultures from this place.
    Written 21 January 2023
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  • PETER L
    Pattaya, Thailand113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best temples I have visited. Has so many aspects to the temple, in different areas. Some great wood carvings. Not too far out of town. Not to be missed.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • J M
    Kanchanaburi, Thailand67 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The wat has a nightly herbal suana, separate for men and women, as well as some home made exercise equipment, Excellent feeling. 20 baht donation.
    Written 17 January 2019
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  • John K
    Costa Mesa, CA1,396 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This park looks like a great place for camping. So peaceful and such a beautiful environment. Toilets are clean. The newest toilet building has sit-down toilets, while the older buildings just have squat toilets. The stairs down to the big tree are well maintained, but that's where the good trail maintenance ends. There are supposed to be two ways to go on the 7 km nature hike - along the road for 3 km then down hundreds of steps (boring), or along a path through the forest. This route is clearly shown on a map at the top of the stairs down to the big tree. I wanted to go through the forest but couldn't find the trail head, and there was nobody around to ask, so I went the boring way down the road. Figured I'd go back through the forest once I found the trail down below. Found the big tree, which was amazing, and then went on the 1.3 km side trek to the waterfall. After walking about 800 meters, and after several stream crossings (each about ankle deep), the trail vanished. I searched a little but ended up going back to the big tree. After I got back to the big tree I found the trail going back to the park visitor center. Steady steep uphill climb, and the trail kept vanishing and reappearing. Could tell by the number of spiderwebs I walked through that I was the first person to pass this way in quite a long time. Had gone up so far that the idea of going all the way back downhill to the tree and going back up stairs and along the road sounded like a poor option, so I kept climbing. Then after walking a ways in shin deep grass and bushes, noticed a snake curled up in a bush a foot off the ground, nicely camouflaged. By the green color and the shape of his head, I knew he was a pit viper, not uncommon here. I then wondered how many venemous snakes I had brushed past without noticing them, yikes! Then the trail dropped into a ravine and disappeared again. Walked the ravine for quite a while before I saw it again. From my previous hiking experience, I knew what direction I needed to go and I was definitely headed the right way, but the idea of off-trail walking in this jungle was not comforting. And with no cell phone service out here and with nobody around, this was a potential serious problem. When I finally popped back out near the visitor center, it was beind a toilet block with no sign indicating a trail. Looked around more at the top and saw no sign of a trailhead. I strongly feel the park should either completely renew the nature trail or close it altogether and change the signs to indicate trail closed. This is a good way to get visitors lost or killed. And finally, my comment on the entry fee. The foreigner price for Thailand national parks varies between 100 and 400 thb, depending on the park. I have no problem paying these fees, as I want to support the parks and love them as a resource. Most parks I visited (more than 40 parks) have been appropriately priced, but this park at 200 thb, with the terrible trail maintenance, is overpriced. Improvement is needed.
    Written 16 November 2023
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  • Xentix
    Philadelphia, PA662 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The bridge is currently closed due to social unrest in Myanmar. No check points and the visa office is not releasing any permit . The Burmese market is open if you decide to visit the area anyway. See my other review.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Dennis D
    San Francisco, California, United States75 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The main pool was under repair when i visited, which may be a long term condition at the park since it is thailand. but there are still places to soak your feet in the springs in the developed section of the park. of course there are several places to get a light meal or snack. a nice waterfall is also there to enjoy but there is a best kept secret, too. go up the trail behind the falls and you will reach an open concrete warm pool that feeds the falls to also bathe in.
    Written 21 February 2016
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  • DGSmanila
    Bangkok, Thailand392 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is good stop in-roue between Tak and Mae Sot.
    It give the visitor good sense of the local taste and colors.
    Good coffee-shop in the market.
    Written 7 December 2020
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  • Kamisowa
    Stockholm, Sweden142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    On one hand a temple as any other, but on the other you can take a glimpse at the Burmese influenced architecture (the roofs especially) without crossing the border.
    Written 10 August 2016
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  • bulldogtwo
    Madison, WI15 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were here several years ago and it was a bustling busy place.
    Today this is a tired place with at least a third of the shops closed. Still some decent deals if you know what you are looking for, but the market lacks the excitement of a thriving market of the old days. I hope it comes back. May have a little to do with the Burmese Junta war against their people as the border was shut down as well.
    Anyway, take you time going through and have lunch at the chinese place next door!
    Written 9 September 2023
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  • IBProfessor
    Pullman, Washington77 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most locals go there to pay respect to the ancient hero, King Naresuan and his brother and sister, all of whom have sacrified their lives in ancient wars with Myanmar. Their statues are adorned with flowers and incents regularly.
    Written 12 November 2016
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