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Ku Santarat  :

     Maha Sarakham Travel Guide : Ku Santarat
        Ku Santarat is also called Santaratana. It is a small Khmer site and is located not too far from the Phra That Na Dun. Different experts disagree on what Ku Santarat was used for. Some say that it was a place of worship, while others feel that it was used as a hospital. More....


 

Phra Yuen Mongkhon Buddha :

   Maha Sarakham Travel Guide : Phra Yuen Mongkhon Buddha
        According to a legend, people of Kanthaarawichai built Buddha images to ask for rain after a period of drought. The men built an image known as Mueang Buddha while the women built the Phra Yuen Mongkhon Buddha. Once both the image were completed, the people held a big celebration to mark the occasion. Thereafter, the area has been getting regular rainfall. More....

 



 
 



Maha Sarakham Travel Guide :

Phra That Na Dun: Buddhist Park of Isan 

      Phra That Na Dun is located in Na Dun district of Maha Sarakham Province. Phra That is located in an area on which the ancient town of Champasi was situated. A lot of archaeological artifacts have been found from the area including Buddha images and Buddha amulets, which are now housed in the neighboring province's Khon Kaen National Museum.

 

       The most impressive item found was Lord Buddha's stupa housing relics, which were kept in silver, gold and bronze boxes. It is believed that these artifacts dated back to the 8th and 10th century, during the Dvaravati period. It was discovery of these artifacts that the government decided to set up Phra That Na Dun in 1982 into be a Buddhist Center. Phra That Na Dun is spread over an area of 365 acres and its most imposing feature is the 50 meters stupa which houses the relic and has the same shape as the mini-stupa.

       Around the stupa who can find exhibitions that show the Champasi culture, art pieces, herb garden and other relevant information pertaining to the ancient town of Champasi.

       Every year on Makha Bucha Day, a celebration is held to honor the Phra That Na Dun and a model is made of it and a procession is taken out.

       If you are planning to go to Phra That Na Dun, it is best to drive there as the temple is around 65 kilometers from Maha Sarakham city. You will not be disappointed with a visit to this magnificent ancient temple.

Maha Sarakham Travel Guide : Phra That Na Dun

 

 

 

 

 
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