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Sakon Nakhon Province - Thailand Tourist Attractions :

         Located near the Phu Phan Mountains, Sakon Nakhon is a dream destination for tourists. Situated 647 kilometers from Bangkok, this province is located inside the Khorat Plateau and is famous for its forest temple retreats.

          The main tourist attractions in Sakon Nakhon include the sacred Phra That Choeng Chum that houses the holy Luang Pho Ong Saen. Another important location is the large Nong Han freshwater Lake. Waters of this lake are a major source of agriculture and fishing. Sakon Nakhon region contains two national parks that include the Phu Phan National Park and Huai Huat National Park. Both the parks are noted for their splendid beauty, amazing waterfalls, caves with prehistoric drawings and rock plateaus covered with flowers.

          Sakon Nakhon has numerous ancient temples and shrines located amidst beautiful jungles. Monks primarily use these as their meditation centers. Prominent ones are Wat Kham Pramong, Wat Tham Kham and Phra That Dum.

          Other enthralling attractions of Sakon Nakhon include Namtok Pricha Suksan waterfall, Isan Freshwater Aquarium and the pottery village at Ban Chiang Khrua. There are few other notable destinations here such as Sakon Nakhon Cultural Centre, Saphan Khom and Ban Kut Na Kham Arts and Crafts Centre that introduce the visitors to the ancient traditions, crafts and cultures of this remarkable region.

          Sakon Nakhon province offers an interesting mixture of ancient traditions and culture. Wax Castle Procession held at the end of Buddhist Lent provides an ample glimpse of these traditions. Visitors can enjoy the grand illuminated boat processions, an ancient boxing dance, and boat races that are the main features on this day.

          The local products of this region are the famous Sakon Nakhon handicrafts that include earthenware, cotton clothes, silk products and hand-woven Khit clothes with natural bark dye.

          Sakon Nakhon is 647 kilometers away from Bangkok. The most convenient means of travel to this place is by road or air. Thai Airways operates daily flights from Bangkok to Sakon Nakhon. Tourists can hire a car from Bangkok or even board a direct bus from Bangkok’s Mochit 2 Bus Terminal


Sakon Nakhon Province - Thailand Tourist Attractions




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