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Lhai Ruahfai Festival

Nakhon Phanom Travel Guide : Lhai Ruahfai Festival
        Lhai Ruahfai festival is an ancient tradition practiced by the people of northeastern region. This festival is usually held immediately after the stringent Buddhist Lent on the fifteenth day of the waxing moon to the first day of the waning moon of the eleventh lunar month. Many provinces celebrate this festival but no other province it is celebrated with such gusto and fervor as it is done in Nakhon Phanom.More....


 

Saint Anna Nong Saeng Church :

Nakhon Phanom Travel Guide : Saint Anna Nong Saeng Church
        The original Saint Anna Nong Saeng Church had a huge spire, which could be seen from miles away. Unfortunately the church was completely destroyed during the Indo-Chinese conflict. The church that is standing today was rebuilt in 1972. This church was built with material that was brought in from Saigon and the architecture shows strong French influence.  More....

 



 
 



Nakhon Phanom Travel Guide :

        Nakhon Phanom Province is a beautiful province in the upper north east, located 740 kilometers from Bangkok and is situated on the bank of the Mae Khong River. The seldom visited Nakhon Phanom Province is surrounded by mountainous terrain, has a beautiful riverside location and extraordinary view of the mountains across the river. More...

 

Phrathat Renu :

Nakhon Phanom Travel Guide : Phrathat Renu        Today Nakhon Phanom city and province has many historical and cultural attractions that bring visitors from all corners of the world. One such attraction is Phrathat Renu, which is a stupa located in Wat That Renu. The stupa was built in 1918 and it is considered to be an imitation of the former Phra That Phanom but only in a smaller size.

        Phrathat Renu is 35 meters high and 8.37 meters wide. It has niches on all four sides.  The reliquary or the pagoda houses a collection of Pali language text, which forms the basis of the Buddhist doctrine, also known as Tipitaka. In addition, to the sacred text, you can find gold and silver images of Buddha and ceremonial items belonging to the royalty of ancient Nakhom Phanom.  

        In the Ubosot, also known as ordination hall, you can see a golden image of Buddha, which is known as Phra Saen. This image is built in Laotian style of architecture and shows Lord Buddha More...

 

 

Wat Phra That Phanom:

 

Nakhon Phanom Travel Guide : Wat Phra That Phanom        Wat Phra That Phanom is located in Nakhon Phanom Province of Thailand. It is situated at banks of Mekong River, around 76 kilometers south of Nakhon Phanom. The reason why Wat Phra That Phanom is so popular is because of its pagoda, also known as prang in Thai language.

        The prang of Wat Phra That Phanom is huge and one can see it quite prominently even from faraway. It is estimated that it was built around the 900s and after it was built, the pagoda was renovated a number of times.

        The pagoda houses a relic of Buddha, which is suppose to be Lord Buddha's collar bone. The original building when constructed was around 8 meters tall. It is believed that the building was constructed 8 years after the death of Lord Buddha, and was constructed by 5 kings of the Si Gotapura kingdom. Then in 1614, further additions were added by way of additional building and boundary wall during the Lan Chang period. More...

 

 

 

 

 

 
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