It is one of the island’s most famous natural landmarks and stands at an astonishing 13 to 14 metres tall.
The Yang Na Tree, ‘Dipterocarpus Alatus’ is commonly found here in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and can grow to up to 50 metres tall in its natural habitat.
There is not so much information on our very own Yang Tree but the name comes from the sap or resin that can be collected from it and these trees have been used to harvest rubber yet this one was left to grow by the community and has now reached its great height.
At the bottom of the tree you will find colourful ribbons and flowers tied around the tree and this is done to indicate that the tree is lucky, anything natural and old in Thai Culture is considered luck and this also shows that no harm can come to the tree.
Some people believe that certain trees have spirits, for example their is another Yang Tree in Wok Tum called ‘Long Boo’.
You can find the majestic tree close to Wat Pho temple in Baan Tai, it is definitely worth a visit!