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Just try to imagine a banyan tree, only one, 350 years old, a little more than 3 200 m2 (35 000 square feet) under which you can walk at a cool temperature.... quite an incredible tree, with squirrels, dragons flies, a small temple....
Had a walk round very interesting giant banyan with plenty of fish and terrapins. Stalls selling a variety of tourist tat and some restaurants. We had a picnic on the sportsfield. Well maintained with supporting concrete designed to look like trunks.
This place is a really good spot to relax, take your time, pray, walk..
But, there is still not lot of things to see.
If you have no bike or bicycle, this place is hard to get.
It's not really worth it to go that...More
The whole area is covered with ancient banyan tree aged over 300 years. Other than this, nothing much there, many fortune teller kiosks around the area. There are local souvenir shops outside, price is cheap.
Having read some reviews I would like to clear a few matters up. The Banyan tree is a bit special as it actually grows on itself i.e. its seeds drop into crevices of the original tree and then grows on that tree. Also named the...More
Imagine walking in the area like lost land where old trees creeping everywhere, it is spooky for me. It is even haunted in the day time when seeing several shrines with a load of offered garland and smell of incent.
This place is easy to...More
We visited Sai Ngam and its famous banyan tree early in the morning when the sunrise was low. It is beautiful with a nice walkway and several interesting shrines inside. We spent about two hours but one is probably sufficient. There is no cost for...More
Read and heard some great thinks about it, but unfortunately it was a disappointment. The roots of the tree was completely decorated with coloured pieces of material. It looked more like a Christmas tree. Around it was a lot of dirt, not maintained at all!...More