Thao Suranaree (Ya Mo) Monument, Nakhon Ratchasima

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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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  • Thao Suranaree also known as Ya Mo Monument is a local heroine who defeated an invasion army from Laos 200 years ago and saved Thailand from defeat. The monument located in the middle town Nakhon...  more »
  • A Thai Boudicca who led the people against Lao invaders 200 years ago, 'though unlike the British heroine, she survived. Rightly she continues to be honoured by the people of Nakon Ratchasima. The...  more »
  • Nice little monument at a local police station.
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