Nongbua Lamphu Attractions, Attractions in Nongbua Lamphu, what to do in Nongbua Lamphu, Nongbua Lamphu Sightseeing

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Nong Bua Lamphu Attractions
Historical Sites & Monument
Monument and shrine of King Naresuan the Great
Location : Mueang District
Monument and shrine of King Naresuan the Great
Monument and shrine of King Naresuan the Great
Monument and shrine of King Naresuan the Great is located in a compound around Nong Bua Park. The shrine built to commemorate King Naresuan the Great which is known for his battles against invaders; in 1574, he led his army to Vientiane via Nong Bua Lamphu. He reportedly setup camp in Nong Bua Park, in front of City Hall. Every year from January 25th-February 3rd, celebrations and ceremonies are held to honor the historic king.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:30 am. - 04:30 pm.
Hotels : Hotels in Nong Bua Lamphu area
None Don Klang Archeological Site (Ban Kud Kwang Soy)
Location : Non Sang District
None Don Klang Archeological Site was found ceramics likely of Ban Chang style which this place is where pre-historic artifacts such as terracotta were once uncovered. Human skeletons, bronze and stone bracelets, glass beads, sandstone molds (for the production of bronze axes) and steel tools were also found here.

Many of the artifacts now are kept at the Khon Kaen National Museum, though many also remain displayed in the local village’s museum.

How to get there: None Don Klang Archeological Site is located in Ban Kut Kwang Soi, Ban Thin Sub-district east of Phu Khao Mount. Take Highway No. 2146 (Nong Bua Lam Phu-None Sang) for 36 kilometers and turn right at Ban Nong Waeng. Continue for 5 kilometers.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Phu Pha Ya Archaeological Site
Location : Suwannakhuha District
Phu Pha Ya Archaeological Site is located on a limestone mountain separate from the Phu Phan mountain range which located north of Ban Na Charoen, Dong Mafai Sub-district. Tham Lang paintings was found here and it is pre-historic cave paintings. They comprise geometric shapes, animals, and handprints along five meters of smooth wall. The second group of paintings, in Tham Bon cave, comprise star shapes, figures, reptiles and large animal drawings.

These paintings are estimated to be 2,000-3,000 years old, as old as the paintings found at Phu Phra Bat Historical Park, Udon Thani. Their style is similar to those found in Guangxi Province in China. A Buddhist meditation center for monks is located nearby.

How to get there: Phu Pha Ya Archaeological Site from Nong Bua Lam Phu town, take Highway No. 210 (Nong Bua Lam Phu - Wang Saphung), turn right into Highway No. 2097 to Suwannakhuha District, then take Suwan Nakhuha - Ban Na Charoen Road.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Religious Site
Wat Tham Klong Phen
Location : Mueang District
Wat Tham Klong Phen
Wat Tham Klong Phen
Wat Tham Klong Phen is the province’s most famous forest temple which located at the foot of Phu Phan mountain. The temple was built during the Khmer period and was neglected or abandoned until 1958. Luang Pu Khao Ananyo which he is respected monk follower of Vipassana meditation, and who studied under Achan Man Phurithatta Thera, practiced meditation here. He built a cement roof over three or four of the huge rocks, creating a huge hall capable of accommodating hundreds.

Blanketed with lush vegetable and decorated with a rock garden, the area around the temple is very shady and peaceful. The main hall or Ubosot houses the statue of Luang Phu Khao and a two-sided ancient drum or Klong Phen. A two-kilometer-long road running through a forest and strangely-shaped rocks leads to the monument of Luang Phu Khao, which has nearby museums, a pagoda and a pavilion dedicated to the monk as well as his old monastery.

How to get there: From Nong Bua Lam Phu town, take Highway No. 210 (Nong Bua Lam Phu - Udon Thani) for 13 kilometers, then turn right and continue for another 2 kilometers.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Wat Santitham Banpot
Location : Na Klang District
Tham Suwannakhuha Cave
Wat Santitham Banpot
Wat Santitham Banpot or Wat Pa Phu Noi is home to a “replica” of Lord Buddha’s footprint and eight groups of boundary stones, set in the eight compass directions, besides the temple being a great place to practice meditation. Each group comprises four stone tablets, some with carvings of the Bhotisattva and pagoda crest. These stones likely indicate places around Khmer shrines, like those at the temple of Wat Si Khun Mueang .

How to get there: Wat Santitham Banpot is 30 kilometers from Nong Bua Lamphu town. Take Highway No. 210 (Nong Bua Lamphu-Loei) and turn left at Na Klang District. It is 1.5 kilometers from the turn-off.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Non Wat Pa
Location : Non Sang District
Non Wat Pa is an old temple and was found that it is an ancient archeological site too because there found a stone Buddha image in the attitude of being protected by Naga and traces of ancient remains and antiques. According to archeological evidence, these ancient remains and antiques are supposed to possess the art style in the same period of when Khmer were in power.

How to get there: Non Wat Pa is located in Non Sang Sub-district, which is approximately 20 kilometers from Nong Bua Lamphu Province along the highway number 2146 or Nong Bua Lamphu- Non Sang District route.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:30 am. - 04:30 pm.
Museum
Shell Fossil Museum
Location : Mueang District
Shell Fossil Museum
Shell Fossil Museum
Shell Fossil Museum was found shell fossils from the Jurassic era, dating back to 140-150 million years ago. These fossils are found in 50-meter-high cliffs on nearby mountains. A number of bivalve fossils in good condition are on display. In addition, nearby, 60 dinosaur fossils were found in layers of siltstone, above layers where fossils of shells and ancient crocodiles were found.

How to get there: Motorists should take Highway No. 210 (Nong Bua Lam Phu - Udon Thani). The museum is located in Huai Duea Village, Non Than Sub-district, at Km. 88.5 on the left. Tourist can also take the Nong Bua Lam Phu - Udon Thani bus service.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:30 am. - 04:30 pm.
Parks & National Parks
Namtok Thao To Forest Park
Location : Mueang District
Namtok Thao To Forest Park, named after its waterfall, is a quiet, shady place for afternoon picnics. The secret shine of Pu Lup is located nearby, a local attraction.

How to get there: The park is located on Highway No. 210 (Nong Bua Lam Phu - Udon Thani), approximately 3 kilometers from Nong Bua Lam Phu town.

Nong Bua
Location : Mueang District
Nong Bua is a large swamp located at the front of Nong Bua Lamphu District Office. This place has water logged throughout the year. The swamp is a place for people in Nong Bua Lamphu to relax in the evening. The tourists can see the beautiful Phu Phan mountain range behind Nong Bua, where the tourists can go for a walk, admire the scenery, and impress the atmosphere and the surrounding nature, both in the morning and the evening especially when the sun sets.

Nong Bua can be considered as the heart of Nong Bua Lamphu Province. Only the name of the province can depict the image of it as the city of swamps (Nong). Swamps are the province’s symbolic place which absolutely has fascinating scenery. Only the name of the province can make everyone imagine what the province looks like.

Nong Bua is a breath-taking and memorable view which the photographers must not miss recording these memories. When the tourists look westwards, they will see Ho Song Nang.
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park
Location : Non Sang District
Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park
Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park
Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park covers a total area of 322 square kilometers , with two sandstone mountains blanketed by deciduous and evergreen forests. It was established in 1985 and is Thailand’s 50th national park. The park’s headquarters is located close to Phu Khan Kham mountain and is located by the reservoir of Ubonrattana Dam.

Phu Kao-Phu Phan Kham National Park has many natural attractions at the site such as Phu Phan Kham, a mountain with beautiful views of the Ubonrattana Dam reservoir from its peak; Phu Khao, a rugged sandstone mountain range; an ancient temple named Wat Phra Buddha Bat Phu Khao; caves such as Tham Suea Tok that have 1,500 year-old cave paintings; strange rock formations at the Ham Tang Stone Pillar area, and even waterfalls.

How to get there: Phu Khao-Phu Phan Kham National Park can be reached via two routes namely:
Route 1: Take Highway No. 2109 (Khon Kaen-Ubonrattana Dam Road) to Ubonrattana District, then turn right onto Highway No. 2146 (Ubonrattana-Non Sang) to the park. The route is 63 kilometers long.

Route 2: From Nong Bua Lam Phu town, take Highway No. 2146 (Nong Bua Lam Phu -Non Sang) for 40 kilometers. Turn left at Ban Sok Chan into Ban Sok Chan-Ubonrattana Road. The park is 14 kilometers from the turn. The route is 57 kilometers long
Contact : Tel. 08 1221 0526, 0 2562 0760
Natural Attractions
Huai Rai Reservoir
Location : Na Klang District
Huai Rai Reservoir is situated in Ban Srakaeo, Dong Sawan Sub-district. It is medium-sized reservoir with clean clear water and a beautiful landscape. Sun hemp plants turn the land bright yellow from November to February. Visitors can enjoy dine on Raft restaurants and can enjoy rides on motor rafts, a type of vehicle unique to the reservoir also.

Tham Erawan
Location : Na Wang District
Tham Erawan
Tham Erawan
Tham Erawan (Erawan Cave) located between Wangsaphung District of Loei and Na Wang District of Nong Bua Lamphu which inside the cave is a stone mountain called Pha Tham Chang. Tham Erawan is accessible via a winding staircase of 600 steps. There is a large Buddha statue at the cave’s entrance. The entrance leads to a huge hall decorated with various types of rock formations. A local folktale, Nang Phom Hom (The Lady with Fragrant Hair), is said to have taken place here. Local souvenir shops are available for sale at a nearby temple.

How to get there: Tham Erawan located away from Nong Bua Lam Phu town about 47 kilometers. Take Highway No. 210 (Nong Bua Lamphu -Loei), turn right at Km. 13, and continue for approximately 2.7 kilometers.

Tham Pha Wiang
Location : Na Wang District
Tham Pha Wiang has a beautiful natural with various types of rock formations and stalagmites which the cave is located amongst a picturesque mountain range called Phu Pha Wiang. The cave and the area surrounding it is contained within the temple grounds of Wat Tham Pha Wiang. Tham Pha Wiang
Tham Pha Wiang
There are many other caves in the area such as Tham Pha Klang, Tham Thammat, Tham Prathun, Tham Khok Nuea Yai, Tham Khangkhao.

How to get there: The cave is situated in Ban Pha Wiang, Na Kae Sub-district. It is 45 kilometers from Nong Bua Lamphu town along Highway No. 210 (Nong Bua Lamphu - Loei Road).
Opening Hours : Daily from 08:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Tham Suwannakhuha Cave
Location : Suwannakhuha District
Tham Suwannakhuha Cave is located in Ban Khuha Pattana, Nasee Sub-district which the cave houses the antiques and portraits of Vientiane King Chai Shettha.

How to get there: Take Highway No. 210 (Nong Bua Lam Phu - Wang Sapung Road) and turn right onto Highway No. 2097, heading towards Suwanakhuha District. Tham Suwannakhuha Cave
Tham Suwannakhuha Cave
Then take Phra Chai Settha Road for 1 kilometer, and turn right at Dong Yang Na Ta Laeo School. Continue for 4 kilometers to reach the cave and temple.

Other Attractions
Khong Sawan Pottery Village
Location : Mueang District
Khong Sawan Pottery Village is handicrafts village which are created using traditional methods and is famed for its terracotta products.

How to get there: Khong Sawan Pottery Village is located in Non Than Sub-district, 17 kilometers from Nong Bua Lam Phu town via Highway No. 210.

Phra Wo and Phra Ta City Pillar Shrine
Location : Mueang District
Phra Wo and Phra Ta City Pillar Shrine was built to honor Phra Wo and Phra Ta, founders of the town. The first stone of this city pillar shrine was laid on November 21, 1975. It was completed and opened on February 28, 1976.

How to get there: Phra Wo and Phra Ta City Pillar Shrine is located just 100 meters from Highway No. 210 (Nong Bua Lamphu - Udon Thani).

Wooden Ubosoth of Wat Charoen Song Tham
Location : Si Bun Rueang District
The wooden Ubosot (chapel) of Wat Charoen Song Tham (The wooden chapel of Charoen Song Tham temple), is compact and rectangular. Its high roof allows air to circulate, but also has beautiful, delicate carvings and gables featuring ornately-carved Garudas (mythic bird creatures).

How to get there: Phra Wo and Phra Ta City Pillar Shrine is located just 100 meters from Highway No. 210 (Nong Bua Lamphu - Udon Thani).