Posted on: 19th February 2016
Sam Pan Boak, popularly known as “The Great Canyon Of Thailand”, is situated on the bank of river Mae Khong. It is definitely a place worthy of a visit. Sam Pan Boak consists of 3000 holes created due to the erosion by the mighty river. While some holes are small, others are as big as a swimming pool.
A Nature Paradise, Sam Pan Boak
Sam Pan Boak can be reached in two ways, either by cruising for 4 to 5 km or by road, traveling through the rough edges of 3000 holes. Tourists mostly opt for the former, since they get a chance to explore more of the Mae Khong river. The best time to visit Sam Pan Boak is during December to April as the river gets dried, allowing tourists to witness the beautiful sight which otherwise remains drowned under the river during rainy seasons, converting those 3000 holes into 3000 shallow lakes. During the dry season, Sam Pan Boak looks like a large hill in the middle of the river with several holes of various sizes carved by the Mae Khong river. While cruising through the Mae Khong River, visitors also get to see Hin Hua Paneang, a large island situated in the middle of river Mae Khong.
How to reach?
Sam Pan Boak, situated at a distance of 120 km from Ubon Ratchathani, can be reached via 2050 highway in approximately an hour or more. So, it’s advisable to hire a car in Ubon Ratchathani and follow the road to Sam Pan book, “The Great Canyon of Thailand”.