Nakhon Phanom Attractions, Attractions in Nakhon Phanom, what to do in Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Phanom Sightseeing

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Nakhon Phanom Attractions

Religious Sites
Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church
Location : Mueang District
Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church
Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church
Saint Anna Nong Saeng is one of ancient chapels in Nakhon Phanom town was built in 1926 by Catholic priests. This church is a symbol of an international city that welcomes inhabitants from all places. The architectural interior design of this monument is uniquely beautiful with colonial style made of bricks. Certain constructing materials were imported from Saigon, Vietnam. During the Christmas celebration, especially on Christmas Eve, Christians will beautifully decorate the church with extravagant ornaments for the annual special occasion.

How to get there: To travel by car, from Bangkok, take the highway 1 Paholyothin-Saraburi at kilometers 107 and then take the highway 2 via Mittrapap through Nakhon Ratchasima until reaching Ban Pai district in Kon Kaen province. Then take the highway 23 through Mahasarakham, Kalasin, Sakolnakhon to Nakhon Phanom via Nittayo road. Then turn left to the port Nakhon Phanom-Ta Kaek. Continue on the Khong River route or Suntornwichit road passing through the police office and the Provincial Governor Office. Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic church is on your left.
Museum
Nakhon Phanom’s Provincial Governor’s Official Residence Museum
Location : Mueang District
Nakhon Phanom’s Provincial Governor’s Official Residence Museum
Nakhon Phanom’s Provincial
Governor’s Official Residence Museum
Nakhon Phanom’s provincial governor’s official residence museum or Juan Pooh Wah Changwad Nakhon Phanom was the residence of Phraya Adulyadejsiammaysuanpakdeepiriyapaha (Aui Nakorntup) who was the first governor of Nakhon Phanom and was constructed by Vietnamese during in 1912 - 1914. Later, in 1927, Phraya Adulyadej sold the building to The Ministry of Interior for used to residence of Nakhon Phanom’s provincial governors. Between 12 and 13 December 1955, the building was used as a residence for His Majesty the King Rama IX and Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit who were visiting Thai people in Northeastern region. Today, Thailand’s Fine Arts Department has registered Juan Pooh Wah museum as an Archaeological site and Nakhon Phanom’s main museum. The museum’s entrance is an arch door with a lunette on top and the roof does not slope sharply. Despite its old age, the building is so well-preserved that its original beauty can still be seen. The museum has been improved to be an important historical attraction of Nakhon Phanom and has a “Pictures tell tales” exhibition, which uses pictures to portray the history of the province.

How to get there: Travel from the previous Nakhon Phanom provincial governor’s official residence by Sunthornwijit road (the road alongside the Khong River), Naimueang Sub-district, Mueang district, Nakhon Phanom province.
Opening Hours : Wed - Sun 09:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 08 5853 8503
Phra Achan Bua Temiyo Museum
Location : That Phanom District
Phra Achan Bua Temiyo Museum is a houses the remain of the famous monk Phra Achan Man Phuritatto as well as religious items of Phra Achan Bua Temiyo, which are highly revered by the locals. Phra Achan Bua Termiyo Museum is situated in Wat Sila Mongkhon in Ban Lak Sila only 5 kilometers from That Phanom District.
Market
Mekhong Walking Street
Mekhong Walking Street
Mekhong Walking Street
Location : Mueang District
Mekhong Walking Street is located on Sunthon Wichit Road can see beautiful views of the Mekhong river and Laos. Moreover tourists can shopping in various local shop, taste the great local foods and chill out in restaurants & bar at Mekhong Walking Street.
Opening Hours : Fri - Sun 06:00 pm. - 09:00 pm.
Public Parks
Rama IX Park
Location : Mueang District
Rama IX Park has previously known as “Suan Nong Saeng” covers an area of about 84 Rai, it is popular place for local people to relaxing with fish pond, area of exercise and space for activities. Inside the park there is a natural lake with a small island in the middle and surrounded by Saeng Trees. In 1987, Nakhon Phanom’s governor and Mueang District’s mayor asked the people to donate money, totaling 400,000 baht, to be included with 100,000 baht of the Municipality Office, to renovate the park, in the occasion of His Majesty the King’s 60th birthday. The park was renamed as “Suan Luang Ro Gao” (Rama IX Park) which held the opening ceremony on December 5, 1987.
National Parks
Phu Langka National Park
Location : Ban Phaeng District
Phu Langka National Park
Phu Langka National Park
Phu Langka National Park covers area in Pai Loam Sub-district, Ban Phaeng District of Nakhon Phanom Province, and Seka District of Nong Khai Province. The geography comprises layers of three mountains overlapping each other, interspersed with small mountain ranges spreading along Mekong River. There generally are lush forests such as dry evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest and dry dipterocarp forest which are habitats of abundant wildlife and watershed for many streams. The best time to visit is during May to October which the same time of flowers and orchids bloom on top of Phu Langka Mountain.

In national park there are three nature trails are available.
The first trail is Nam Tok Tat Pho - Tham Ya route, taking one hour and a half for the distance of 1.5 kilometers.

The second trail is Nam Tok Tat Pho - Pha Ngoi route, taking one hour and a half to two hours for the distance of 1.8 kilometers. Unique feature of the second trail is a viewpoint on top of Pha Ngoi where tourists can overlook the scenery of Ban Phaeng District and Mekong River.

The third trail is Nam Tok Tat Pho - Chedi Kong Khao Si Bun Nao route, taking 2 days and 1 night to complete. Trekkers need to bring tent and bedding for the journey, while the officials will prepare you food. Unique features of this trail include the sights of various wild flowers, orchids, butterflies and birds on top of Phu Langka and the Chedi Kong Khao Si Bun Nao which is a rock field with a pagoda in the shape of a pile of rice, and the highest peak of Phu Langka Mountain. After conquering the mountain peak, tourists can also enjoy the stunning view of sunrise and sunset. (To go up Phu Langka Mountain’s peak, contact the n ational park office for a guide and carrier, 7 days in advance)

How to get there: Take Highway No. 212, Nakhon Phanom - Ban Phaeng route, for 105 kilometers. Turn left at the 220th kilometer, 6 kilometers away from Ban Phaeng District. Alternatively, take public buses, Bangkok - Ban Phaeng, leaving Mochit 2 Bus Station on Kamphaeng Phet Road. Drop off at Ban Phaeng District and take a motorcycle taxi to Phu Langka National Park.
Opening Hours : Daily 08:00 am. - 04:30 pm.
Admission : Thai 40 Baht for adult and 20 Baht for child
  Foreigner 400 Baht for adult and 200 Baht for child
  (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 08 3348 2549
Hotels : Hotels in Nakhon Phanom Area
Natural Attractions
Si Khotrabun Golden Beach
Location : Mueang District
Si Khotrabun Golden Beach
Si Khotrabun Golden Beach
Si Khotrabun Golden Beach is one of the most beautiful river beaches in northeastern Thailand. The best time to travel beach is summer season or during from February to May because this time, the sand will be extends to the middle of the Mekong River. It is an ideal place for leisure and swimming where people can also admire the beauty of nature and the scenery of the neighboring country. Moreover, the sight of sunrise in the morning at Si Khotrabun Golden Beach is remarkable and truly unforgettable. If you travel to Nakhon Phanom, don’t miss to visit Si Khotrabun Golden Beach which listed as Unseen in Thailand.
Opening Hours : Daily 08.30 am. - 04:30 pm.
Dinosaur Footprints Park at Tha Uthen
Location : Tha Uthen District
Dinosaur Footprints Park at Tha Uthen is a venue for learning dinosaur footprints which were found at Huai Dan Chum Site in Tha Uthen District. They were printed on reddish brown sandstone, aged approximately 100 million years. They are layers of reddish brown sandstone, siltstone and mudstone with waves and fractures. The sands are medium-sized, which reflects that the area were ancient Tha Uthen river plain.

Dinosaur Footprints Park at Tha Uthen
Dinosaur Footprints Park at Tha Uthen
The discovery footprint began from in July, 2001 while workers were blasting stone for the construction of a dam along Mekong River they found “strange footprints” of some kinds of animal in a stone. They notified the Department of Natural Resources of their discovery. Varavudh Sutheetorn, the department’s geologist, came to investigate the site and gave a surprising result that the footprints are of an ostrich dinosaur, an iguanodon, and a small-sized crocodile.
Dan Sao Kuoy
Location : Na Kae District
Dan Sao Kuoy is flat-stone and has sparsely mixed deciduous forest, it is located in the area of Wat Phu Phan Udomtham on Phuphan Mountain. At the top of hill has a beautiful panoramic view of Na Kae District and see the top of Phra That Phranom Stupa. The legend of Dan Sao Kuoy comes from a young boy in local tale. In the past, young female peasants always gathered at the stone field before collecting wild goods or gathered here for waiting boys before sightseeing. A young girl once had told her beloved boy to meet at the stone field. However, the boy was killed by the young girl’s father. So the spirit of the young girl eternally stays here. As a result, the stone field is named “Dan Sao Kuoy”

How to get there: The tourists should take four-wheeled car because the road is rugged and full of holes. Wat Phuphan Udomtham and Dan Sao Kuoy are located on Phuphan Mountains. Most areas cover flat-stone field and sparsely mixed deciduous forest. When reaching the stone field, the tourists can distinctly see the top of Phatat Phanom Stupa and Nong Han Lake in Sakhon Nakhon.
Tat Kham Waterfall
Location : Ban Phaeng District
Tat Kham Waterfall
Tat Kham Waterfall
Tat Kham Waterfall is a four-tiered waterfall surrounded by shady trees and a rock field suitable for relaxation. It is located not far from National Park Office. The last tier of the waterfall is filled with water all year round.
Administered by : Phu Langka National Park
Tat Pho Waterfall
Location : Ban Phaeng District
Tat Pho Waterfall (Nam Tok Tat Pho) is originated from Phu Langka Mountain Range. Tat Pho Waterfall is a four-tiered waterfall with more than 10 meters in height at each tier. The second tier is over 30 meters high and the best time to visit is during rainy season.

How to get there: Take Highway No. 212 from Nakhon Phanom town, and turn left at the 214th kilometer onto the route where you proceed for 3 kilometers. Nam Tok Tat Pho is 4 kilometers away from Tat Kam Waterfall.
Administered by : Phu Langka National Park
Zoos & Amusement Parks
Mekong Underwater World
Location : Mueang District
Mekong Underwater World
Mekong Underwater World
Mekong Underwater World is a venue for learning and enjoying with habitats of abundant aquatic animals, that breed and conserve rare and endangered species in Mekong River, Kam River and Songkhram River. Mekong Underwater World was once visited by His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen in 1962. This place is houses of various freshwater fish from Mekong River, including rare and endangered species. Unique feature of the aquarium is a tunnel underneath the tank which allows the visitors to clearly observe the movement of the fish. There are also fish tanks in various shapes, exhibitions on Mekong species, a theatre room for 50 seats, and a souvenir shop. Mekong Underwater World is a modern and useful aquarium where visitors can learn about Mekong species and have a good time.
Opening Hours : Mon - Fri 09:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
  Sat - Sun 10:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Admission : 30 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : Tel. 0 4251 5312, 0 4251 1535
Other Attractions
Bann Na Jok (Uncle Ho’s House)
Location : Mueang District
Bann Na Jok (Uncle Ho’s House)
Bann Na Jok (Uncle Ho’s House)
Bann Na Jok or Uncle Ho’s House is an old village where the former president of Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, used to stay during the war from 1924 to 1931. Inside the house exhibition holding place about Uncle Ho’s biography, history related to Uncle Ho and stories about Uncle Ho while he lived in Thailand. Around the house there are various kind of trees planted by Uncle Ho, such as coconuts, palms, betel, bananas, and teas, which make the house so refreshing. The house is also included Uncle Ho’s tools and utensils for example desk and rice smashing machine which he used. Bann na Jok village was nominated to be the Thai-Vietnamese Cordiality Village. Moreover, there are also Vietnamese foods and noodles restaurants for visitors visit at the village.

How to get there: Bann Na Jok is located away from City hall of Nakhon Phanom about 5 kilometers by use Highway No.22 (Nakhon Phanom - Sakhon Nakhon). Turn left to Bann Na Jok about 1 kilometer to reach Uncle Ho’s House.
Opening Hours : Daily 08:00 am. - 04:30 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 4252 2430
Chaloem Phra Kiat National Library
Location : Mueang District
Chaloem Phra Kiat National Library was used to be the Nakhon Phanom City Hall in past but nowadays it was turned into a branch of the National Library in honor of the king. The aim of library is for reading, studying and researching services to people of all levels so as to be life-long studying knowledge source of nation. Inside library are collect, preserve and organize national intellectual property heritage respecting Science and Technology, Arts and Culture in forms of Thai traditional books, ancient manuscripts, stone inscriptions, printed materials, audio-visual materials and electronic materials produced inside and outside of Thailand.
Opening Hours : Tue - Sat 09:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Contact : Tel. 0 4251 6246, 0 4251 2200
Third Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge (Nakhon Phanom - Khammouane)
Location : Mueang District
Third Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
Third Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge
Third Thai - Lao Friendship Bridge (Nakhon Phanom - Khammouane) was built for connecting between Thailand (Nakhon Phanom Province) and Laos (Khammouane Province) by across from Ban Hom, Samat Sub-district, Mueang district, Nakhon Phanom to Thakhek of Khammouane in Laos. The bridge has 780 meters in length, 10 meters in height and 13 meters in width and has two traffic lanes with no railways. Moreover, this bridge is a route for transportation, trade and tourism that links Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the south of China together.