Prachin Buri Province, Si Maha Phot, Prachantakham, Thailand
Amphoe Si Maha Phot
Royal Handwriting Monument This inscription of the royal initials was made during
the visit of King Rama V to Prachin Buri in 1908. The inscription was made on a laterite
artefact from the Lop Buri Period, dating back to the 7th - 8th Century.
Lum Mueang This is a place with about 48 holes or Lum of different sizes dug deep
on laterite ground. The date of the digging is unknown. During his royal visit on
18 December, 1908, King Rama V assumed that the holes were mortars for mixing cement
for architectural decoration. But some elderly believed that these holes were meant
for a local game known as "Lum Mueang".
Phan Hin Ancient Monument This large square Phan Hin ancient monument is made solely
of laterite. It is 15.50 metres wide on each side, and 3.5 metres high, with 4 porches.
It is assumed that the building was a shrine for the Hindu God, Vishnu, built during
the 7th - 9th Century in the reign of King Jayavarman I of Chenla. The shape of a
sculptural pedestal found in the centre of the ancient remains is similar to a tray
or Phan in Thai. Therefore, the place has been called Phan Hin or stone tray since.
Namtok Than Thip The waterfall runs through different rocky levels. At some point,
it passes a wide rock terrace, and some points are a deep pool. People can swim here.
There is a rock terrace for recreation.
Namtok Som Poi This waterfall runs through cataracts at different levels. The stream
stretches some 400 metres and there are pools suitable for swimming.
Namtok Takhro and Namtok Salat Dai This waterfall has wide rapids and there is a
suspension bridge spanning across it. The left side features a hill while the right
hand side features a timber forest –a relaxing stop.