This is the most prominent boulder, visible from 10 km away from the plain, but not the highest point of the mountain. I continue my trip to a viewpoint
and to Pa Daeng (ผ้าแดง, red cloth), the end of the trail, where people write wishes on red cloth, arrive there 12:48.
All along the way, from getting off the car to Pa Daeng, there are small shrines and flower petals and incense sticks scattered on ground and on rocks.
The surface of the rock is rough from erosion, people try to attach coins and joss sticks to the rock, hold just by friction and tension:
View of the in accessible back side of the boulder from the entrance of the cave:
Those who are too frail to make the trek themselves can hire a palanquin, carried by four Thai men, for 800 Baht:
It took just 21 hours from making the decision to go there (from my room in Bangkok, calling hotel I stayed in before to ask if they have free rooms - it might be high season with everything booked out during the festival, but it is not, most people seem to make a day trip from Bangkok without spending a night in a hotel) and cost 600 Baht (all travel, food, hotel included). Amazing Thailand!