Khao Tang Kuan is a tourist attraction in Muang District of Songkhla Province. It is a high mountain which is about 2,000 feet from sea level. From the peak of the mountain, you can see the scenery of Songkhla town.
Chedi Phrathat Koo Muang, a Buddha relic of Songkhla Province that was built in Nakhon Sri Thammarat Empire, is situated on the peak of the mountain. It is in Dvaravati art style (on the mountain, about 2,000 feet above sea level.) King Mongkut (King Rama IV) gave his own money to repair this temple.
In 1996, King Bhumibol (King Rama IX) gave the Buddha relics to locate in the pagoda. The ceremonies called “Hom Pa Ong Chedi”, “Tak Bat Thevo”, and “Lark Phra” of Songkhla are held every October. Attractions of the peak of Khao Tang Kuan 1.Chedi Phrathat 2.The lighthouse 3.Sala Phra Viharn Daeng 4.The viewpoint of Khao Tang Kuan.
To visit Khao Tang Kuan: Khao Tang Kuan is situated in Muang District of Songkhla near Samila Beach. You can take a red minibus or a TukTuk motorcycle in the town to Khao Tang Kuan.There are 2 ways to go to the peak of Khao Tang Kuan. Use the elevator at the junction road between Khao Tang Kuan and Khao Noi.
The fee is 30 baht for adults and 20 baht for children. It is opened from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday-Friday and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays. Use the stair on the west side which is opposite to the elevator. There are stone stairs and many rest points and viewpoints. You can see the scenery from many levels. There is 145 steps from Naka Stairs to Viharn Daeng.
Khao Tang Kuan
Location: Sukhum Road; Bor Yang, Mueang Songkhla, Songkhla 61150 Thailand