Wat Pa Salawan
When you see word Wat Pa in front of the name of temple, you can picture the area of the temple with a lot of trees like a little forest. (pa = forest, wat = temple). Wat Pa usually is not located in town, locals come to take part in religious activities and also a place for practice meditation. Previously Wat Pa Salawan located outside the town but nowadays the town is getting bigger and bigger so the temple is in the living area now.
The area within the temple is peaceful and in the photo is the beautiful Chedi which just recently be built.
Jojo Ped Yang is the name of restaurant. Ped Yang in thai means roasted duck. You will see menu of duck dishes. Roasted duck is probably the main menu. You can also try other dishes such as Lap Pla.. fish dish (fried fish with kind of hurb on the top) etc The atmosphere of restaurant is very simple local style.
Khun Ying Mo Monument
Khun Ying Mo or Ya Mo 's the most important person in Khorat.In the reign of King Rama III,she led the people to fight with the army of King Anuwong from Laos.The monument of Khun Ying Mo was built in 2477 B.E.The statue of Khun Ying Mo dressed in Thai traditional clothes.She holds the sword and heading to the direction of Bangkok.In the area of monument,you can see the people come to pay homage to her by joss-sticks and garland.Some come to wish somethings they want.If they can get,they 'll come back and make a thanks offering to her by Khorat song,as you can see some small stages with local performance around the area. Some said Khun Ying Mo love this performance. Every March 23 to April 3 of the year,local always held the celebration to remembrance the winning of Khun Ying Mo over the King Anuwong.
Chalermprakiet,the ancient elephant's cemetery
Under the ground of Tha Chang Sub-district and Chang Thong Sub-district of Chalermprakiet District,found a huge ancient elephant's cemetery which all stuffs was turned to be fossils and dated back to 25 million years ago. Almost elephant types in the fossils was extinct. About 100 elephant fossils was found in the sand mines all around this District.Some fossils exhibited in the 1st floor of Municipality office.On my visit to this exhibition,there 're others animal fossils like ancient giraffe,....
Apart from fossils,this district have a big 200 years Banyan tree.It was managed as public park for local. And you can enjoy the floating restaurant along the Mun river.The route begin from floating restaurant pier (closed to the bridge) run pass Banyan tree,Yang Dam,the joint between Lamtakong river and Mun river and the railway bridge where was the end of first railway from BKK to Nakhon Rachasima.This area,King VI used to visitted there and established the wood fossils monument on the side of railway.