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 Ban Noenkham, approximately a 40 km drive north of Sa Kaeo 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 grab your camera gear as we take you to one of the most bizarre landscapes you've ever seen.
Lalu Thailand's Canyon offers 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 in the heart of Ta Phraya National Park are one of Thailand's most impressive national parks. Over the years, the local and Thailand tourism board has tried to remarket the pillars as the “miniature Grand Canyon of Thailand,” which is an actual play on words that do not fit the region. The rock formations are cute and exciting but could never be considered ‘Grand.’
If you are interested in geology or want to explore and find something different, visiting Lalu Thailand’s Canyon in Sa Kaeo Province is different. It’s also an excellent 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 many things to see and do in Sa Kaeo Province. Sa Kaeo is approximately 200 km east of Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok), and it only became a province in 1993.
Sa Kaeo Province is home to six districts: 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. Sa Kaeo Province has two major national parks: The Pang Sida National Park and the Ta Phraya National Park.
The most intrepid travelers come to the region to explore the beautiful flora and fauna of the national parks while taking in other attractions, such as Lalu’s Thailand Canyon, on the same trip. Some mountainous areas to the north of the province include the Sankamphaeng Range and the Dangrek Mountains.
If you want to explore the region, we suggest you come for a few days to visit the two national parks, the mountain ranges and the canyon. Also, if you want to explore areas of Thailand that other foreign visitors never visit, a trip to the Sa Kaeo province could change how you view Thailand.
There is more to the Kingdom than partying, beaches, and affordable shopping. The Kingdom has some of Asia's most beautiful national parks and natural attractions, so do not miss them if you are a traveler.
Due to its proximity to Cambodia, this region is influenced by culture, and Lalu means ‘punctured’ or ‘pierced’ in the Khmer language. These bizarre rock formations result from 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 like we have reached another world.
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