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Legend has it that giant wall, which is 15 kilometres long, was erected in the 9th century by the ancient Sikhottabong Kingdom. Some say, however, that it is a natural sandstone formation which was incorporated into the civilization's defense system. The best place to visit the Giant Wall is 8 kilometers north of Thakhaek on Route 13 where it reaches a height of 16 meters with an unbroken section that is 75 meters long. There is a small shrine constructed by the French that contains a statue of the Virgin Mary.

  The Giant Wall

  Sikhottabong Stupa

  Old Thakhaek Town

  Muang Phone Stupa

  Tin Mines

  Historic Railway

  Ho Chi Minh Trail





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