Mor E-dang Cliff reopens to tourists after Dhamma Yatra stops protesting

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SI SA KET, 6 February 2013  Mor E-dang Cliff, which is situated in the Khao Phra Viharn National Park near the Thai-Cambodian border is now open to visitors after the DhammaYatra protesters gave up their sitting protest at the entrance to the hill-top Khao Phra Viharn Temple to claim for Thailand’s ownership of the ancient shrine. 

Dhamma Yatra members had been sitting in meditation in front of the entrance to the temple since 2 p.m. on February 4 as a gesture of protesting against Cambodian possession of the temple.

After the entrance is clear of the protesters, visitors, both Thais and foreigners, poured into the park to visit the Mor E-dang Cliff, which provides one of the best bird’s eye views of the Northeast. The cliff is located near the Thai-Cambodian border in Si Sa Ket province.

Chief of the Khao Phra Viharn National Park Saksit Polsapsiri said the atmosphere around the site has been normal, and Pha Mor E-dang still proves popular with over 200 tourists on the reopening day today.