THE southern Thai province of Phang-nga is well known among foreign tourists for its beautiful beaches and islands that were once a backdrop for the “James Bond 007” movies.
Now, a Thai version of “Grand Canyon” is being promoted by the provincial authority to draw local and foreign tourists looking for new adventure on land.
The 50-rai site is an abandoned tin mine. Thanks to Mother Nature, years-long erosion has created rock formations in various shapes and forms, INN News reported today (May 22).
The mine is inside a verdant forest close to Sapansua Village in Kapong District. From the village, tourists just follow the sign posts leading to the Thai ‘”Grand Canyon.”
Top: An interesting rock formation at the Thai “Grand Canyon.” Photo: Sanook.com
By Songpol Kaopatumtip