If you’re looking for a collection of natural rock/pillar formations that seem out of place in the surroundings of Thailand, we highly recommend visiting the Lalu Thailand's Canyon in Sa Kaeo Province.
Lalu Thailand's Canyon is one of the natural attractions in the Sa Kaeo Province in Eastern Thailand. The rock formation is located at a place called Ban Noenkham, which is approximately a 40km drive north of Sakaeo City.
Sa Kaeo Province is home to some of Thailand’s most impressive national parks and is a relatively untapped region in terms of mass tourism, which is why it’s the ideal place to visit for a real traveler. So make sure you grab your camera gear as we take you to one of the bizarre landscapes you've ever seen.
Lalu Thailand's Canyon offers its visitors a surreal landscape due to its unique rock formations. Located inside Phraya National Park you can spend hours soaking up the natural beauty of this place.
The formation of pillars at Lalu Thailand’s Canyon has been caused by thousands of years of erosion, creating gorges, canyons, impressive walls, and cliff faces. The formations cover an area of almost 2,000 rai, surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery that has to be seen to be believed.
The word ‘Lalu’ is derived from the nearby Khmer (Cambodia) dialect and means ‘punctured’ or ‘pierced’. The local Cambodian culture has had a massive influence on this part of Thailand for a very long time. If you are a geological nerd or expert, you can find pillars similar to those in other parts of the region such as Ratchaburi and Phrae. The Lalu Canyon rock formations located in the heart of Ta Phraya National Park have one of the most impressive national parks in this part of Thailand.
Over the years, the local and Thailand tourism board has tried to remarket the pillars as the “miniature Grand Canyon of Thailand,” which in reality is a real play on words that do not fit the region. For starters, the rock formations are cute and interesting, but could never be regarded as ‘Grand’. If you are interested in geology or want to explore and find something different, visiting the Lalu Thailand’s Canyon in Sa Kaeo Province is different. It’s also a great place to visit if you are traveling on a budget, but don’t get too excited and expect to encounter Thailand’s version of the Grand Canyon. However, it’s still an interesting site.
Lalu Thailand Canyon is spread across 3.2 sq Km
Although the Lalu Canyon is impressive, there are lots of things to see and do in Sa Kaeo Province. Sa Kaeo is approximately 200km to the east of Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) and it only became a province in 1993. Currently, Sa Kaeo Province is home to six districts such as Sa Kaeo, Khlong Hat, Wang Nam Yen, Aranyaprathet, Ta Phraya, and Watthana Nakhon. The region is predominantly known for its natural beauty and its national parks. There are two major national parks in Sa Kaeo Province: The Pang Sida National Park and the Ta Phraya National Park.
The most intrepid travelers come to the region to explore the flora and fauna of the national parks while taking in other attractions such as Lalu’s Thailand Canyon on the same trip. To the north of the province, you will find some mountainous areas that include the Sankamphaeng Range and the Dangrek Mountains. If you want to explore the region, we would suggest you come for a few days to take in the two national parks, the mountain ranges, and the canyon. Also, if you are looking to explore areas of Thailand that other foreign visitors never visit, a trip to the Sa Kaeo province could change the way you view Thailand.
There is more to the Kingdom than partying, beaches, and affordable shopping. The Kingdom has some of the most beautiful national parks and natural attractions in Asia, so make sure you do not miss them if you are a traveler.
Did You Know?
Due to its close proximity to Cambodia, this region is influenced by culture, and Lalu means ‘punctured’ or ‘pierced’ in the Khmer language. These bizarre rock formations are a result of thousands of years of erosion caused by wind and rain.
Lalu Thailand's Canyon in Sa Kaeo Province is a splendid masterpiece of natural phenomenon. Most people call it “Lalu – the Land of Wonders” because its strangeness makes us feel as if we have reached another world.
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