Thao Suranaree (Ya Mo) Monument, Nakhon Ratchasima

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. Arrange your visit to Thao Suranaree (Ya Mo) Monument and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nakhon Ratchasima using our Nakhon Ratchasima route maker .
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  • The fact that this is “#2 of 28 things to do in Nakhon Ratchasima” (as at the time of writing) says a lot about Nakhon Ratchasima. If boredom is a sought after commodity for you, you’ll find it in spa...  more »
  • There is not much to see, it’s just a statue on a plateau. No big deal for a western tourist. However, it is of (great) importance to the locals. They were all praying there. If you read about the his...  more »
  • Small square in the city centre dedicated to local hero, people come here to pay respects. Best to look at it from nearby two story coffee shop.  more »

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