San Pan Boak – The Mini Canyon of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
San Pan Boak or 3000 Boak, literally 3000 holes in Thai, is a formation of sandstone along the Mekong River on the Thai side in the province of Ubon Ratchathani. It is no wonder that this place is called the land of the 3000 holes because nature has eroded and created so many pot holes among the sandstone cliff making this region visually stunning to look at, an endless wave of rigid vermillion red landscape with spots of aqua blue.
This place is often compared to the grand canyon but it is size is comparable. For me, this is more a mini canyon where you can easily climb to the top and walk down to the bottom. The beauty of this place is of course the pot holes because these holes from a reservoir of water and the water reflect the sky above with the sight of the Mekong.
There are several ways to get to San Pan Boak, the easiest way is to drive to it straight away and walk down from a hill onto this area. Another way that is even more romantic is to get on a boat and cruise along the Mekong River and get off at the pier. Either way, this place is convenient to visit so come enjoy the blessing of nature.