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Phra That Phu Phek

Na Hua Bo, Phanna Nikhom District, Sakon Nakhon 47220, Thailand

Buddhist Temples

About Phra That Phu Phek

Phra That Phu Pek is an ancient temple in Sakon Nakhon Province, in the Isan region of Thailand. This ancient Khmer ruin was built from sandstone, standing on a laterite base. This is a Buddhist temple ruin of Khmer origin in the form of a chedi, it was built in the 16th-17th Buddhist century. The ruin is special as it houses a solar calendar, a cube-shaped rock, in its stupa. The ancients used it for indicating the position of the sun, important for religious rites and agricultural seasons.



Attractions near Phra That Phu Phek

Phu Phan National Park20.48km from Phra That Phu Phek

Phu Phan National Park is a national park in Sakon Nakhon and Kalasin provinces, Thailand. This isolated park covers a wide jungle area in the Phu Phan Mountains of Isan. Viewpoints in the park include the west-facing Nang Mern Cliff and the Lan Sao Aee plateau. The park has numerous waterfalls, including the multi-stage Kam Hom Waterfall, also Kreng Ka-arm and Pree-cha Suk-san waterfalls

Nong Han Lake26.13km from Phra That Phu Phek

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.

Sirindhorn Museum70.75km from Phra That Phu Phek

The Sirindhorn Museum is a dinosaur museum and has three main parts: the dinosaur fossil site museum, the fossil storage and research building, and the permanent museum building. There are many dinosaur fossil exhibits here and the facility is located at the bottom of Phu Kum Khao Mountain and has one of the largest concentrations of dinosaur fossils in Thailand. The site museum is the in situ fossil site covered with a permanent building which includes a small exhibition area and a small meetin

Wat Phra That Phanom88.09km from Phra That Phu Phek

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.

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.

Phu Langka National Park90.64km from Phra That Phu Phek

Phu Langka national park covers the area of approximately 31,250 Rai in Pai Loam Sub-district, Ban Phaeng District. The area includes layers of three mountains overlapping each other, interspersed with small mountain ranges spreading along Mekong River. There generally are lush forests such as dry evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest and dry dipterocarp forest which are habitats of abundant wildlife and watershed for many streams.

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Sakon Nakhon is in the upper northeast of Thailand’s Isan region. It lies within the Phu Phan mountain range. Sakon Nakhon has a beautiful nature surround by forests, mountains, and rivers and also possesses a rich history and tradition.