Nakhon Phanom Travel Guide

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Nakhon Phanom Things to Do

  • Dinosaur Footprints Tha Uthen

    Now it is time for us to leave Nakhon Phanom and drive to Nong Khai which is another 350 kilometers away, but there will be a stop along the way as we have heard there is a place with Dinosaur Footprints, hope we can find it!!Well we were about 20 kilometers outside Nakhon Phanom, the Dinosaur Footprints place is on the map, so we should be there...

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  • Ho Chi Minh's House

    On the outskirts of Nakhon Phanom is a little place called Ban Na Chok, it took us quite awhile to find it and we were just about to give up when Gary decided to try a small turnoff on the left, well there it was!  Here you will find the safe house that Ho Chi Minh lived in for several years from 1923. The house & small museum is run by the grand...

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  • Wat Phra That Phanom

    This beautiful Temple is about 80 kilometers south of Nakhon Phanom, it is said that every Buddhist should visit here at least once in their lifetime. The Chedi is the main reason as it contains the chest bone of the Lord Buddha. So this makes Wat Phra That Phanom one of the most sacred Temples in Thailand and every year there is a weeklong...

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  • Mahathat temple, Nakorn Panom

    This temple is one holiest of Nakorn Panom people. It was built by Phraya Maha Ammat, the head of troop who migrated from Vientiene,Laos and built Nakorn Panom city. The main building 's the square-shaped stupa with 24 meters high and old ordination hall.

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  • Phra That Phanom

    Phra That Phanom stupa located in Phra That Phanom Voravihara temple. From the Phra That Phanom's legend described about Buddha and Anond monk proceeded to this area. This sqaure -shaped stupa is 53 meters high and was built during 657- 857. It believed that it originally built in Khmer style and renovated again in Lao style.The stupa housed the...

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  • Pra That Tha U Then temple

    Located opposite Hin Bun town in Laos. Pra That Tha U Then stupa got an influence from Prathat Panom. It was built in 2455 B.E. by one monk named Phra Ajarn Sri That. This chedi housed the relic of important monk in Burma.

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  • Former Provincial Governor's Residence...

    This old building where 's the former provincial governor's residence and once used to be a residence for King and Queen of Thailand when visited Nakhon Phanom in 2498 BE. Nowaday, this building serves as museum displays the story about old pictures of Nakhon Phanom. On the 1st floor is a story about Nakhon Phanom in the old days. The 2nd floor is...

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  • Renu Nakhon District

    Renu Nakhon is wellknown as a home of Phu Thai ethnic minorities group who still conserve culture and tradition especially traditional dances and the custom of the Bai-Si-Su-Kwan ceremony. This group 's also an expert in weaving cotton and liquor called U. You can buy Phu Thai stuffs at the shops around Phra That Renu Nakhon temple.

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  • Phra That Renu Nakhon

    Phra That Renu Nakhon or stupa is 35 meters high. It was built in 1918 by followed the model of Phra That Phanom. The stupa housed Buddhist scripture and Buddha image.

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  • Walking along the Mekhong Riverside

    On Sunthornvijit Rd. or so called Rinkhong Rd. in Nakhon Panom city. There's 3 kms long road wich faced the river. Along this 3 kms located some old shophouses and buildings both built from wood and cement. Some 're French Colonial style which was built by Vietnamese. The most famous craftman 's Kuba Vijitrjaroen. His surname became the name of one...

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  • Menam Khong Under Water World

    The Menam Khong Under Water World located at Nong Yaat reservoir on the West of Nakhon Panom city. It's an aquarium where collected fresh water fishes which found in an area of Khong River,such as Giant Cat fish, Mantaray,... You can walk pass glass tunnel to see the life of fishes. They also collected other interesting and rare fishes.Open:...

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  • Menam Khong Under Water World

    The Menam Khong Under Water World located at Nong Yaat reservoir on the West of Nakhon Panom city. It's an aquarium where collected fresh water fishes which found in an area of Khong River,such as Giant Cat fish, Mantaray,... You can walk pass glass tunnel to see the life of fishes. They also collected other interesting and rare fishes.Open:...

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Nakhon Phanom Shopping

  • Indochina Market

    2 storey building on Sunthornvijit Road with shops sell products from China, Vietnam,Thai and Laos. The stuffs 're dried food,electronic products,toys, clothes & accessories, textile and local products. The price 's low and you can bargain.

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  • ~~~ Silk (handmade as 1000 years before)...

    you wanna buy the stuff not in stores which are highly frequented by tourits of course, tuxedos and stuff will not be available in the smaller cities or villages max. 1000 THB for the garmet and about 500 THB for tailoring

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Nakhon Phanom Warnings and Dangers

  • ~~~ SAFETY ~~~

    The region is generally safe. You even don't get bothered by anyone for buying stuff or guidiance. But there's a thread by the road traffic, 'cause the motorists drive not carefully and DUI is very common. The most dangerous situation is driving at dark (there are no road lights and more people are drunk. I've also seen some vehicles without any...

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  • ~~ HEALTH ISSUES ~~

    >>> FOOD There's not much more danger by consuming food and beverages than in the industrial countries. The hygienic conditions are a lot lower though.I stayed several weeks there and drank tap water as well as ice cubes (well, melted ones). Also I have aten a lot off the markets and street restaurants (if you want to call them that)....

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    mural depicting passage Dutch merchants to Laos

    by halikowski Updated Dec 2, 2008

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    According to the earliest known legends, the original sanctity of this site derived from visits by Kakusandha, Konagamana, and Kassapa, the Buddhas of the three previous ages. Long after these mythical visits the Buddha of our current age made a pilgrimage to the sacred hill to venerate the relics of the earlier Buddhas. Accompanied by his chief disciple, Ananda, the Buddha journeyed east from India to Phu Kamphra (legends say he actually flew) visiting other sacred places along the way. While at the sacred hill the Buddha telepathically communicated with another disciple, giving him instructions that following his death the disciple should bring the Buddha's breastbone relic to the hill. Legends say that this relic was later brought to That Phanom and that a reliquary was established to protect and enshrine it. In the Theravada Buddhist traditions of Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand it is commonly thought that the Buddha, shortly before his demise, made an extended journey throughout the region of Southeast Asia to visit sacred sites of earlier Buddhas and also to lend support to the emerging Buddhist monastic tradition.

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