The Three Whale Rock

The Three Whale Rock


Hin Sam Wan, which means Three Whale Rock in Thailand, is a 75 million-year-old rock formation jutting majestically out of the mountains. It looks like a family of whales.


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Hin Sam Wan, which means Three Whale Rock, is a 75 million-year-old rock formation jutting majestically out of the mountains. It earned its name because, from the right perspective, it looks like a family of whales.

Reachable by an extensive network of trails, a hike to these impressive stone leviathans, make for a breathtakingly memorable, not to mention eco-friendly, way for visitors to explore the amazing views and surrounding forests.

From the vantage point atop these “whales”, you can see the beaches of the Mekong, the mountains in the Pakkading district of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Phu Wua Forest.

It’s very easy to dedicate an entire day to the Three Whale Rock. Visitors can choose from nine different routes to hike. On these hikes, you can find waterfalls, a wide variety of plant and animal life, and even a little bit of peace and quiet. While here, stay for the sunset if you have the time. There’s nothing quite like watching the sun go down over Thailand from the back of a giant stone whale.


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