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Nakhon Phanom Province:

          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.

          Best known for its panoramic view of the Mekong River and the rugged mountains of Laos, it also has a religious heritage centering on the province's Phra That Phanom, the most sacred religious structure in the Northeast. It contains a relic of the Buddha, considered to be His collarbone. The decorative top of the Phra That Phanom is made of gold. Another significant tourist destination is the Phra That Renu, housing the gold images of Lord Buddha. It is considered to be a smaller replica of Phra That Phanom. The district is home to many Phu Thai people, an indigenous group that excels in the traditional craft of weaving silk and cotton. A large handicraft market is held every Saturday near Phra That Renu Nakhon temple. Other prominent temples include the Phra That Ta-Uthain, with its pagoda containing shrines of several Buddhist saints brought from Burma; Phra That Sri Khoon, bearing close resemblance to Phra That Phanom; and Wat Sila Mongkol, with a museum that holds holy relics. More...

Nakhon Phanom Demographic Data :

Capital: Nakhon Phanom town
Area: 5,512.7 km²
Ranked 39th
Inhabitants: 684,444 (2000)
Ranked 33rd
Pop. density: 124 inh./km²
Ranked 35th
ISO 3166-2: TH-48
Governor: Bunsanong Bunmi
(since November 2006)



Nakhon Phanom Tourist Attractions:

  • Mahathat Temple
  • St. Anna's Church Nong Saeng
  • Pho Si Temple
  • Rama IX Park
  • Si Khotrabun Golden Beach
  • Ho Chi Minh's House
  • Ban Na Chok
  • Phrataht Tha Uthen
  • Phrathat Phanom Stupa
  • Tat Kham Waterfall
  • Tat Pho Waterfall
  • Renu Nakhon
  • Phu Tham Phra Temple
  • DAn Sao Khoi
  • Phrathat Maha Chai Temple
  • Phrathat Prasit Stupa


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