Wat Phra That Phanom - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Wat Phra That Phanom
One of the most highly revered temples of North-East Thailand. The temple named Wat Phra That Phanom, with its beautiful chedi being the most recognizable landmark of the area, that is not much visited by foreign tourists. The chedi named That Phanom with its very elegant shape is painted in white and decorated with gold ornaments. The top of the chedi contains 110 kilos of gold. The base of the chedi is decorated with reliefs showing scenes from Brahman mythology.
Attractions Near Wat Phra That Phanom
Wat Songkhon-Catholic Shrine Of The Martyrs Of Thailand
18.7km from Wat Phra That Phanom
Wat Songkhon Morana Sakkhee, the place to worship Virgin Mary, is located in Ban Songkhon,Mukdahan province, and is the most beautiful and largest Roman Catholic chapel in Southeast Asia, built with a modern architecture. The place has been awarded in 1996, on its outstanding architecture by Association of Siamese Architects Under the Royal Patronage. There were seven wax figures of the seven martyrs who dedicated their lives in the spiritual forest to prove their faith in God.
Wat Phathat Si Khottabong (ວັດພະທາດສີໂຄດຕະບອງ)
46.14km from Wat Phra That Phanom
The Sikhottabong Stupa and Ancient City site, on the east bank of the Mekong south of Thakhek, is the most important cultural and religious site in south central Laos. The Ancient City – remains that you can see of even older buildings – is important in the cultural background of the area. The region’s main event is the Sikhottabong festival
Phu Pha Thoep National Park
56.04km from Wat Phra That Phanom
Phu Pha Thoep National Park is a small protected area covering 48.5 km² in Mukdahan Province east of Thailand. The forests are mainly mixed deciduous and dipterocarp forest, in deepers areas up on mountains there are few areas with evergreen forests along some cliffs. There are no bigger mammals in the park. Some 10 species of flowers bloom on some parts of the park around October to November every year. The highest point in the park is Phu Jongsi at 420 metres.
Third Thai Nakhon Panom–Lao Friendship Bridge
59.78km from Wat Phra That Phanom
Third Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge is a bridge that connects Thailand with Laos. Located at Ban Hom, At Samat Sub-district, Muang District of Nakhon Phanom Province in Thailand, and at Thakhek of Khammouane in Laos, the bridge is a route for transportation, trade and tourism that links Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the south of China together.
Nong Han Lake
65.39km from Wat Phra That Phanom
The Nong Han is a lake in the northeast of Thailand, northeast of the provincial capital town of Sakon Nakhon. The lake covers an area of 125.2 km² and is the largest natural lake in northeast Thailand. The main river feeding the lake is the Nam Pung, which originates in the Phu Phan Mountains south of the lake. The outflow of the lake is the Huai Nam Khan to the southeast, which flows into the Mekong. The average depth of the lake is 2–10 meters.
Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park
79.11km from Wat Phra That Phanom
Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park is a national park that lies in the Amnat Charoen, Mukdahan, and Yasothon Provinces of Thailand. The park's headquarters are located at Amphoe Don Tan, Mukdahan Province. The park is covered by dwarf dry dipterocarp forest. There is a 423 m high mountain in it. On the mountaintop there are 11 stone pools which are a few metres wide. Oddly, all of them are occupied by different species of colourful lotus found normally in swamps.
Discover More Attractions in Nakhon Phanom, Home of Wat Phra That Phanom
Nakhon Phanom, which literally means “city of hills” is an area with great natural beauty and which features a number of opportunities for visitors to participate in outdoor activities. It is one of the provinces in Thailand with unique and interesting Cultures and traditions.
Location of Wat Phra That Phanom
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