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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  • August 9, 2017
    A monument honoring the heroine of Thao Suranaree, which has prevented her hometown of Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) before the invasion and the destruction of the city by a Laotian King. The monument stands next to one of the old (renovated) city gates and beside the moat, which still surround the old town.
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  • July 27, 2017
    The interest of this site lies in the observation of the rituals of devotion to Thais and the colorful decoration of the monument.
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  • July 17, 2017
    Very glad to come here again, if not to come to Korat Miss Mo Wai happy come in. he might come to another course.
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