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    Pairi Phinat Fort/Chanthaburi

    Now I really don't believe any Farang has ever been to this place before, I doubt that in the last few years many Thais have been there.

    This is basically in Jungle land or national park land whatever you want to call it but there aint nobody there, yep nobody at all, aint been anybody there in years I reckon, there is basically nowhere to park there, I thought I could turn off the road and drive up there, I then realised it was a footpath that wasn't suited for cars to drive up but made a good parking space for one car, there was nobody for miles, it was foking eery.

    On the way to Pairi Phinat Fort there are many sign posts for it, we only found it cos we were going to Ao Yang Beach and Krathing Beach, which were also deserted, basically in this area the dogs sleep in the middle of the road as there is no traffic to worry about, thats how popular it is.



    The next picture is of the one and only sign pointing to where the fort is, and yes it is just laying on the ground.



    The first lot of stairs were sort of okish, then it came down to mountain climbing skills, it was pretty dark and gloomy in there.



    There has been no attempt at all to renovate this fort or anything, many of the canons are now buried under the ground and it would be worthwhile digging them up and selling them onto another country, they are all in good condition, even the ones I had a little dig around.





    More to follow.

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    By this time we had seen a few monkeys around, and hell they are alright, they are nearly human, aint they?

    Anyway this first picture is of the view, well it was the only place we could see the sea through the Jungle.



    But then we realised there was more, yes above us was a, ermm, Thai thingy that they would probably pray at, now all this stuff is like 1 or 200 years old, hell maybe more, nobody goes there, no litter, no dog ends, no plastic bottles, absolutely nothing to show that anybody has been there in years, so we climbed up to the top to see the thing that they pray at.




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    Okay I am getting the facts now, this was built to kill those frogs and bomb the fok out of their boats and ships when the bastards attacked Koh Chang, they built prisons to lock up the Thais and stuck chickens on a wire roof above them so the chickens could shite on their heads, no wonder nobody likes the French, not that they are all cnuts, there must be a nice one somewhere.

    Anyway as you can see this place is falling apart and is a goldmine for anybody willing to nick the stuff.





    Anyway I found the "secret room", not sure what it was for as it was under the shrine thing, I got to admit I called the whole family down to have a look at this place, it was a bit spooky, I was gonna go inside, then my galfriend started saying it was dangerous, then I was attacked by killer scorpions, there was hundreds of them, she said they was ants, too foking big for ants I reckon, but at that time I thought it was best to get to the car before I died on some lonely damp mountain.






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    A nice post for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    then I was attacked by killer scorpions, there was hundreds of them,
    Where's the pictorial evidence?

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    The Scorpions? they were nothing, I just let them bite me, although they may have been "REALLY BIG ANTS", anyway by this time I was a bit spooked out, this was actually a really bad place, loads of poisonous animals and things like that, so I run down to the car and started the car up, thats when the evil mokeys attacked us, at no time were ther monkeys in the road, then me galfriend who came down 10 minutes later was followed by the evil monkeys, by the time she and my son got in the car we were surrounded by 50 evil monkeys, yes she had stolen their food.

    They were all over the place, I had my window open enough to take pictures outside the car, but her screaming made me close the window, these cnuts meant business, got to admit I had to close the window, yep that place is a foking eery place, if I go back I aint taking no Thais with me, they make it too spooky.


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    Thailand :: Chanthaburi :: Khao Laem Singh
    "Its major attraction is the Phairi Phinat Fort which was built in the reign of the King Rama lll and a stupa which recalls a withdrawal of French forces."






    Yep, thats the major attraction there.


    The prison (Khuk Khi Kai) is brick built and 7 metres tall with slit windows. Is it still there or has it fallen down now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    by the time she and my son got in the car we were surrounded by 50 evil monkeys, yes she had stolen their food.
    Can't Thais go anywhere without having to eat everything?

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    I hate monkeys, especially little monkeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Now I really don't believe any Farang has ever been to this place before, I doubt that in the last few years many Thais have been there.
    I was there about 3 years ago.

    Really nice National Park if a little small.

    Lots of wildlife there.

    Up on the top where the chedis are had the fright of my life. Had stopped walking and looked down and there was a python right in front of me , if I hadn't stopped I would have stood on it. It was 2 1/2-3m long as thick as my forearm and I'm guessing would have been really pissed if I'd stood on it.

    As it was it just laid there and never moved even when I'd built up the nerve to touch it.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hamburger
    As it was it just laid there and never moved even when I'd built up the nerve to touch it.
    The Evil Devil Monkeys had probably killed it and hoped you fell down the stairs in shock when you saw it so they could attack you

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    They look like Armstrong muzzle loading rifled cannons by the look of the reinforced area around the charge chamber, and the late 1800's is about the right time as well . In the condition they seem to be they are worth a bloody fortune to a museum !

    Or a Thai scrap dealer !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Now I really don't believe any Farang has ever been to this place before, I doubt that in the last few years many Thais have been there.
    you're right mate. i dont think many Falang have been there and that road with the monkey's, it does look eerie. now can you imagine that if it was foggy or misty with the apes? thats would sure scare the Thai's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    A nice post for a change.
    I quite concur - hope Harry Potter never finds out about this place - great post all jokes aside and very interesting - would like to mount an expedition there and find out more- especially about the Frogs - love history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WujouMao View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Now I really don't believe any Farang has ever been to this place before, I doubt that in the last few years many Thais have been there.
    you're right mate. i dont think many Falang have been there and that road with the monkey's, it does look eerie. now can you imagine that if it was foggy or misty with the apes? thats would sure scare the Thai's
    Oh yeah ! - mac mac Pi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman View Post
    They look like Armstrong muzzle loading rifled cannons by the look of the reinforced area around the charge chamber, and the late 1800's is about the right time as well . In the condition they seem to be they are worth a bloody fortune to a museum !

    Or a Thai scrap dealer !!!!
    I want one !

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    nice pics god storie

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    "the evil mokeys..."
    "if I go back I aint taking no Thais with me, they make it too spooky..."

    What do you really mean by the above?

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    went there yesterday, we were at boat races at Laem Sing and could see the white chedi over the bridge
    Chedi has been restored, still a work in progress as enough trees cut back to give a view back over LS, picnic tables, paved pathways
    As for no one going there - told it is the location of ceremony every year (February) to commemorate the French departure. now it's better signposted and accessible, an easy detour 5min off main road if you're in the area

    And monkeys, lots of em, we lost a bag of food to a cheeky little f-er. Chicken and rice, every monkey's favorite meal

    from Laem Sing beach facing north-ish


    view back towards Laem Sing


    picnic table like something from the Flintsones


    cannon left by the French


    restored chedi



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    Fort Phairi Phinat
    Little remains of the old fort except stone stumps. The fort was built in 1834 in the reign of King Rama III to counter a Vietnamese naval threat. It was only in 1857 during a royal visit by King Rama IV that the fort was named Pom Phairi Phinat or Fort Phairi Phinat.
    This chedi was built in 1904 at Fort Phairi Phinat to celebrate the signing of the treaty for the French withdrawal from Chanthaburi. It was built on the site of an old chedi built earlier by the Governor of Trat.
    Appropriately the new chedi was named Chedi Issaraparb or the Freedom Chedi. Despite the 1904 treaty, the French didn’t withdraw from Chanthaburi until 1906.

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    Changes since the pictures earlier in the thread. In February we went along for the annual commemoration of the end of French occupation of Chanthaburi in 1906, held at Laem Sing at the mouth of the Chanthaburi River. Roads are lined with the flags of old Siam and the Chedi Issaraparb “Freedom Chedi” at the site of Phairi Phinat the old fort has been tidied up for the occasion

    Long-range pic from the bridge across the Chanthaburi River


    Steps improved too, but careful of monkeys, warned against carrying any bags or food items


    Chedi Issaraparb “Freedom Chedi” at Phairi Phinat


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    Cannon have been dug up




    View Laem Sing town from Phairi Phinat

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