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Non Mueang Ancient Town :

Khon Kaen Travel Guide : Non Mueang Ancient Town
        The ancient town on Non Mueang is located at Ban Na Pho, which is around 80 kilometers from Khon Kaen town in Khon Kaen Province. A visit to this site is a must for anyone who is interested in archaeology.More....


Phu Kao Phu Phan Kham National Park 

Khon Kaen Travel Guide : Phu Kao Phu Phan Kham National Park
        Phu Kao Phu Phan Kham National Park, spread over an area of 322 square kilometers, is located partly in the upper part of Khon Kaen Province and partly in the lower part of Udon Thani. More....



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Phra That Kham Kaen 

          Phra That Kham Kaen is around 12 kilometers from the city of Khon Kaen. According to a legend, the king of the Mori town in the Khmer kingdom sent 9 monks to bring back relics of Lord Buddha so that they could be placed in Phrathat Phanom.

          After collecting the relics, the monks made the return trip. They spent the night by camping near a hardwood log of a dead tamarind tree. The next day the monks reached Nakhon Phanom only to discover that the Phrathat Phanom was already completed. So they took the same route in order to take the relics to their hometown and place them there. On the way back, the monks stopped at the same spot where they had set camp previously and were surprised to see the dead tamarind tree in full bloom. This prompted the monks to build a temple on this sacred ground and they decided to house the Buddha relics in this temple rather than taking them to their hometown. The temple was named Phra That Kham Kaen, which roughly translates to the stupa of the tamarind hardwood. The city too ended up deriving its name from this temple.

          Phra That Kham Kaen is located in Wat Chetiyaphum. It dates back to the 20th century A.D. Today, the temple is beautifully renovated and landscaped. Visitors marvel the beauty and the scenic views. The best time to visit the temple is when the annual celebrations take place. These celebrations are held on the full moon day of the 6th lunar month.

Khon Kaen Travel Guide : Phra That Kham Kaen






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