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 :
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 :
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...