Sakhon Nakhon Travel Guide, Sakhon Nakhon Travel Information, Sakhon Nakhon Thailand

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Sakhon Nakhon Travel Guide
Introduction
Wat Phra That Choeng Chum
Wat Phra That Choeng Chum
Sakon Nakhon is a unique mixture of ancient traditions province located in the upper northeast of Thailand’s Isan region. It lies within the Phu Phan mountain range and features many forested temple retreats for Buddhist meditation, where a number of famous monks reside. In addition to historical sites and temples that reflect this, there are a number of traditional festivals that visitors may also enjoy, including the wax castle and illuminated boat festival. Local products from Sakon Nakhon feature handicrafts, including earthenware, cotton clothes, silk products, and hand-woven Khit clothes with natural bark dye.

The capital of the province, also called Sakon Nakhon, is a Buddhist town with five Buddhist stupas. Its history can be dated back three thousand years. More recently, Nongharn town, where present day Sakon Nakhon stands, was originally believed to have been built in 11th century when the Khmer ruled this region. After the fall of Angkor, the town was under the rule of Lan Xang, a Laotian Kingdom, and it was renamed “Muang Chiang Mai Nongharn”. When the town was finally brought under control of the Siamese it was renamed again: “Sakon Thavapi”. In 1830, during the reign of King Rama III, the town was finally renamed “Sakon Nakhon”.
Borders
North : Nong Khai and Nakhon Phanom
East : Nakhon Phanom
South : Kalasin and Mukdahan
West : Udon Thani and Kalasin
Distance
Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
Khok Si Suphan 22 km Waritchaphum 69 km
Tao Ngoi 28 km Sawang Daen Din 84 km
Phu Phan 33 km Wanon Niwat 85 km
Phon Na Kaeo 35 km Chareon Sin 90 km
Phanna Nikhom 39 km Nikhom Nam Un 99 km
Kusuman 40 km Kham Ta Kla 109 km
Phang Khon 54 km Song Dao 109 km
Kut Bak 56 km Ban Muang 120 km
Akat Amnuai 57 km    
Festivals & Events
So Ram Ruek Festival
When: The 4th day of the waxing moon of the 3rd lunar month
Where: Kusuman District
So Ram Ruek Festival is held annually to commemorate So ethnic group on the 4th waxing moon of March at Kusuman District. The festival is included traditional rites conducted by a number of So people will start in late morning. Around the venue, lots of local products will be put on sale.
Sakon Nakhon Wax Castle Festival
When: The 12th- 15th day of waxing moon of the 10th lunar month
Where: Wat Phra That Choeng Chum
Christmas Star Parade
Christmas Star Parade
Sakon Nakhon Wax Castle Festival is held during the 12th-15th day of waxing moon in October to mark the end of Buddhist’s Lent, the festival is an exciting showcase. On the night of 13th day, people will join hands in decorating wax castle at Ming Muang Field. The 14th day, beautiful wax castle from different temples will join the procession, roaming the municipality to Wat Phra That Cherngchum Woravihara. Isan people believe that the wax will welcome Lord Buddha who comes back from the heaven to help all creatures on earth.
Christmas Star Parade
When: 23 - 24 December
Where: Tha Rae Village
Christmas Star Parade is held annually 23 - 24 December of each year to celebrate the birth of Lord Jesus. The festival is included the dazzling star parade on more than 200 cars together with Santa Claus parade, angels and join the Mass ceremony and carry the star while walking around the church. Let's watch the stageplay of Jesus's birth, Choirs, star crafting demonstration and taking tram to visit Tha Rae village and see the old building in coronial style which is the architecture influenced by French.