San Chao Por Khao Yai

Cha-Am, Tha-Yang, Kaeng Krachan, and Petchaburi. Discussion on areas north of Hua Hin.
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San Chao Por Khao Yai

Post by Big Boy » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:33 am

If you drive North from Cha-Am, about a mile after the railway flyover, there is a turning/u-turn on the right for Jalaprathan Cement Co. Ltd. The San Chao Por Khao Yai shrine is on your left before you enter the cement work’s gates. I was surprised that I’ve driven past this shrine many time, but had never noticed it before. The shrine is overrun with monkeys, so if you’re not a monkey fan, make sure you have a stick with you to ward them off.
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Jalaprathan Cement Co. Ltd. signpost
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As I walked towards the shrine, which is just off the main highway, the first thing which struck me was the constant honking of car horns as they drove past.
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The bridge over the stream on the way to the shrine.
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I’d seen photos of the shrine, and I thought I was going to be able to climb to the top. I was quite disappointed to find 2 out of 3 staircases blocked off, and the third staircase didn’t actually go anywhere.
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The shrine
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All around the bottom of the shrine were animal figures, which was something I’d noticed when I visited Brahma Shrine a few weeks earlier.
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Animal figures
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Animal figures
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Animal figures
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Conclusion – I’m glad I’ve found this shrine, but it was rather disappointing as an attraction. Biggest disappointment was not being able to climb to the top.

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