Top 2 attractions to explore in Sakon Nakhon
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.
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.
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.
Map of attractions in Sakon Nakhon