Here are the top 4 tourist attractions to see in Sangkhlaburi:

1. Wat Wang Wiwekaram

4.5 /5

3 km
from city center
1 out of 4
places to visit in Sangkhlaburi

Wat Wang Wiwekaram is a temple containing the shrine of the monk Luang Phaw Uttama who fled to Thailand from Myanmar during the Burmese war. He died in 2006 and his body lies inside this temple. There are many beautiful structures and buildings that are constructed in Thai, Burmese and Indian styles. From the temple, a stunning view of the mountains above and the lake below can be seen. This is the most important temple to the Mon community because here lies the coffin of the man who protected them from the war. It is a spiritual centre for the Mon settlers of Sangkhlaburi.

2. Sunken Temple

4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 4
places to visit in Sangkhlaburi

Also known as Wat Saam Prasob, the sunken temple was built in 1950, but it sunk in 1968 when the water of the lake submerged it. Later when the bridge and dam were constructed to prevent overflow of water, the only thing left of the temple to see was the upper section of the bell tower. However, if you visit here towards the end of the dry season, you can get a chance to walk around the ruins a little. To get to this place, the locals offer boat rides across the lake. Originally built in the old village of the valley, it is now sunk when the water of the large lake submerged it.

3. Three Pagoda Pass

4.2 /5

18 km
from city center
3 out of 4
places to visit in Sangkhlaburi

The Three Pagoda Pass forms the border between Thailand and Burma. This pass is the link to Sangkhlaburi town of Thailand and Payathonsu town of Myanmar. It is approximately 1,000 ft high, and there are three small stupas which were built as a symbol of peace. Tourists can obtain a one-day visa to visit Payathonsu via this pass. It's a beautiful symbol of history and a great attraction of Sangkhlaburi.

4. Mon Bridge

3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 4
places to visit in Sangkhlaburi

The wooden bridge or the Mon bridge is the world's second largest handmade wooden bridge. It connects to two parts of the city: the town centre and the Mon village. This 400m long bridge offers an incredible sunrise and sunset view. Vehicles are not allowed over the bridge, but people can walk.

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