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Lovely place to take the family

Its a mountain on an ancient volcano with some interesting temples and a huge Buddha. The people... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
Nicely quiet and gently unusual - hundreds of bells

Khao Sawai is a few kilometres south of Surin city, west of the main road to Prasat (route 214... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
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Highway 214 From Surin to Prasat, Surin, Thailand
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

It is off the beaten track so be prepared for that however it is well worth the trip. Many temples and a Big Buddha are wonderful to see and their is a nature walk as well. Was a great place to put a drone up...More

1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Its a mountain on an ancient volcano with some interesting temples and a huge Buddha. The people working there were very polite and helpful.

Thank Khutan
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Fortunately we went here on a pretty cool day. There’s lots of stairs here so it’s not suitable for the less able. To be honest it’s just okay, there’s a Buddha, another Buddha and lots of bells, the view at the top of the climb...More

1  Thank Vince M
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Phanom Sawai Forest Park, about 25 km from Surin on the Prasart Highway, is hard to define. It is an eclectic mix of natural nature trails, botanical gardens, ponds and water features, and a curious mix of ancient and new Buddhist and Hindu religious temples,...More

2  Thank David B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Eventually found it with the help of some locals ! Googles directions are wrong. Steep inclines, many steps and loads of bells !! No water in waterfall !!! Not many people, so did not have to stand in line to climb the steps !! Very...More

Thank Ray10661066
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Khao Sawai is a few kilometres south of Surin city, west of the main road to Prasat (route 214). You need a car to get there. The route from the main road goes past many rather dusty road-stone quarries but it is worth the effort....More

1  Thank Jeremy-J591
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

A part for the waterfalls that where a bit skinny due to the extremely dry season the place is very nice and it's really easy to spot many different animals (be careful with elephant coz not always friendly and definitely avoid contact with bears!), also...More

Thank Marcelo D
Reviewed 7 August 2015

A short distance from Surin you'll find a tranquil hilltop hidden behind the dustiest quarries and potholed roads. Don't be put off! Here you'll find the whitest giant Buddah, traditional steps to various shrines, a waterfall, a vast footprint, and much more. The views are...More

1  Thank HotelRoomsAndTravel
Reviewed 18 February 2015

About 20 Km south of Surin, A place to get "off the flats". The top of the cone is a temple with a HUGE Buddah and a good view. The surrounding forest park has some interesting geology, lakes & trails you can walk or ride....More

2  Thank yeongogangsa
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Very relaxing is an understatement. As long as you don't mind a steep climb up steps, heights or bells constantly ringing- then you'll really enjoy your visit here. Beautiful spots for great pictures. There is a HUGE white bhudda atop the climb you make, lined...More

Thank Phil B
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