Thao Suranaree (Ya Mo) Monument, Nakhon Ratchasima

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Pay a visit to the symbol of the city at Thao Suranaree (Ya Mo) Monument. Thao Suranaree, or Grandma Mo as she's affectionately called, is remembered as a hero in Thailand for saving her hometown from Laotian invaders. When you pass by, you can often see both locals and visitors paying their respects to the statue, praying and making offerings such as flower wreaths and incense. Tip your hat to the iconic heroine of the city and then take some time to people-watch: the monument stands in the very center of the city and locals gather around the statue day and night. Put Thao Suranaree (Ya Mo) Monument and other Nakhon Ratchasima attractions into our Nakhon Ratchasima trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I love hanging out here for an hour or so whenever I pass through Korat. It's a hub of activity and a great place for people watching. Ya Mo was a tough lady, and she's a revered figure for young wome...  more »
  • The Ya Mo monument in Nakon Ratchasima in the centre of the city is well worth a visit. It's an interesting look at the history of the region. Just be careful of the tiles as even when not wet are ver...  more »
  • When your in the town you must see this monument, you cannot miss not seeing it as there are always hundreds of people there. You can purchase reeds, gifts, incense and all you needs including releasi...  more »

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