WITH Sattahip in Chonburi province just 120 kilometers away from Bangkok, many people would have had the opportunity to go there for a holiday and it remains among the top-hit destinations in this country, Sanook.com reported recently.
While the draw card is of course the beautiful sea and healthy and abundant nature, few visitors know about a super tourist spot which fully opens up the majestic panorama, a Sanook! Travel writer said.
This is the Prince of Chumporn Shrine (Khao Laem Pu Chao) which people pay respect to for his contribution to the modern Royal Thai Navy. From this viewpoint you can see the whole majestic Toei Ngam Bay as well as Koh Phra and Koh Tao Mo islands, and even stretching beyond, the Gulf of Thailand.
This is nature’s artwork created in the middle of the sea and is a viewpoint few know about.
Anyone looking for a good place to visit just a few hours drive from Bangkok, should turn their compass to this viewpoint and they will not be disappointed.
There is another place to stop and enjoy the view before reaching this viewpoint but photography and writing about it is strictly forbidden because it is part of the Sattahip Naval Base area, the largest base of the Royal Thai Navy.
Prince of Chumporn Shrine: Sattahip subdistrict, Sattahip district, Chonburi province.
Telephone: 099 362 4299
Top: Stunning views from Prince of Chumporn Shrine on a sunny day. Photos: Sanook.com