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

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Wat Phra That Choeng Chum Phra That Choeng Chum is an historical site that has always been with Sakon Nakhon. This plaster-covered brick pagoda has a square base and is 24 metres high. The chapel houses the holy Luang Pho Ong Saen. Location: Amphoe Muang
is the bridge located just before entering the town on the Sakon Nakhon-Udon Thani Road. It is believed to have been a route of the Khmer people. Location: Amphoe Muang
Located in Phra That Narai Jeng Weng temple, Phra That Narai Jeng Weng is a stone castle influenced by Khmer architecture. The base was built with laterite, the prang was built with sandstone. Phra That Narai Cheng Weng sanctuary

It is believed that Phra Maha Kassapa brought the breast bone of the Lord Buddha from India to house at Phra That Phanom but during his way back through Nong Harn Luang city, the wife of Phraya Suwannapingkan, who ruled the city asked him to share the relics. Since Phraya Maha Kassapa had an attention to house the relics at the same place, he did not share the relics to her but he gave the ash of the relics to her instead. Afterwards, the ash was housed at a stone cave called Phra That Narai Jeng Weng.

Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
Admission: Free
How to get there: Take Highway No.22 (Sakon Nakhon – Udon Thani) until reaching Ban That which is located before Liang Muang intersection, turn left and continue for 400 metres.
How to get there: Hotels in Sakhon Nakhon Area Location: Amphoe Phanna Nikhom
Phra That Phu Phek is on a mountain in Tambon Na Hua Bo. To get there, take the Sakon Nakhon-Udon Thani road for 22 kilometres and take a road on the left for 14 kilometres, then ascend 491 steps. The laterite pagoda is on a square base. Seemingly unfinished because it has no roof or pagoda top, it was built in the 16th-17th Buddhist century.Pha That Phu Phek

Moreover, this Khmer Ruins is special as it houses solar calendar, cube-shape rock, in its stupa. The ancient people used it for indicating position of the sun to indicate date for religious rites and agricultural seasons. Location: Amphoe Muang
is at Tambon Ngew Don, 3 kilometres from town on the way to Phatthana Suksa School. There were originally 3 brick Khmer pagodas on the same late rite base but only one stands today. The pagodas were built in the 16th Buddhist Century. Location: Amphoe Muang
is an historical site that has always been with Sakon Nakhon. This plaster-covered brick pagoda has a square base and is 24 metres high. The chapel houses the holy Luang Pho Ong Saen Buddha image. Phra That Dum Location: Amphoe Phanna Nikhom
is at Ban Kham Pramong in Tambon Sawang, 40 kilometres from Amphoe Muang on Highway No. 22, then take Highway No. 2355 to Akat Amnuai. The temple is the meditation center of the famous monk Luang Pu Sim. Location: Amphoe Phanna Nikhom
used to be where the famous monks Achan Fan and Luang Pu Thet meditated. A pagoda housing the relics of the latter is here. Location: Amphoe Sawang Daen Din
is 70 kilometres from Amphoe Muang on the Sakon Nakhon-Udon Thani route. The sanctuary is made of late rite like other Khmer sanctuaries. It is on a rectangular base with a late rite pool nearby. It is believed to have been built in the same era as Phra That Phu Phek. Wat Kham Pramong Location: Amphoe Phang Khon
at Tambon Ban That is 2 kilometres from the district office. This pagoda has a square base and is decorated with fired clay designs. The present pagoda encases the original one which is made of late rite. Location: Amphoe Muang
is at the Sakon Nakhon Fishery Station on Sai Sawang Road. The center has on display freshwater fish and animal species found in the Northeast. Location: Amphoe Muang
is in Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat Institute, about 6 kilometres from town on the Sakon Nakhon-Udon Thani Road. Exhibits include utensils of various tribes in the province and information on Sakon Nakhon in the old days. Location: Amphoe Charoen Sin
Ban Kut Na Kham Arts and Crafts Center Her Majesty the Queen has initiated to set up Kut Na Kham Art and Crafts Centre in 1983 in Ban Kut Na Kham, Tambon Charoen Sin, Amphoe Chaoreon Sin. The centre is established to train craftsmanship for Isan people who generally have excellent skill for handicraft. The handicrafts produced form this centre will help the poor earn some extra. The centre becomes model for other 30 something Art and Crafts Centres established later nationawide.

Presently, the centre is a major quality terra cotta products producer of Isan. Visitor can enjoy witnessing the delicate process in demonstration room featuring casting and painting and enjoy shopping finished products in the show room. Terra cotta products from Kut Na Kham is famed for its high quality and unique design. Today its handicrafts portfolio expands to wood carving, silk weaving, artificial flower producing, basketry and etc. Delicates handicrafts from the centre are always displayed and sold in the province’s souvenir fairs, and festivals countrywide. The centre is open from Tuesday to Saturday between 8.00 am. to 4.30 pm.

How to get there: From Sakhon Nakhon City, use highway 22 (Sakhon Nakhon-Udon Thani) for 85 kilometres. Turn right at Amphoe Sawang Daen Din into highway 2091 and turn left into highway 2280 to Amphoe Charoen Sin. The centre is 20 kilometres away. Location: Amphoe Kusuman
is in the area of Kusuman District Government Center, 40 kilometres from Amphoe Muang. The museum displays Thai So alphabets that are similar to Thai ones and has a good collection of household items of the Thai So people who originally came from the east bank of the Mekong. Location: Amphoe Muang
is opposite the Provincial Government Center on Suk Kasem Road in Wat Pa Sutthawat. The museum Phra Archan Man Phurithatto Museum is built of fired clay tiles. On display are a wax figure of Phra Achan Man who was a famous monk, his personal items and his biography. Location: Amphoe Phanna Nikhom
is at Wat Pa Udom Somphon in Tambon Phanna Nikhom en route to Udon Thani. The museum has a wax figure of Archan Fan Acharo, the famous monk, as well as his personal items and biography. Location: Amphoe Song Dao
is on Phu Pha Lek. To get there, take the Sakon Nakhon-Udon Thani road for 84 kilometres to Sawang Daen Din, then a road on the left to Song Dao for 32 kilometres. The museum features paintings of the monk and his personal items. Nong Han Location: Amphoe Phu Phan
is on Phu Phan mountain range on the Sakon Nakhon-Kalasin road, 13 kilometres from the district office. It is the residence of Their Majesties when they visit the Northeast. Location: Amphoe Phu Phan
is 14 kilometres from Amphoe Muang. It is part of the Sakon Nakhon-Kalasin route. This snake-like road is interesting for the largest kilometre marker in Thailand. Many waterfalls like Heo Sin Chai, Tat Ton and Kham Hom, are nearby with easy access.
Phu Phan National Park
Location: Amphoe Phu Phan
Phu Phan National Park covers a wide jungle area in the upper Northeast. The park headquarters is on Highway No. 203 on the way to Kalasin, 25 kilometres from the district office. Tourist spots in Kalasin include Pha Nang Moen, an observation point 700 metres by foot from the park office, and Lan Sao E, a natural rock plateau on a cliff 2 kilometres away. Admission Fee: Adult 200 Baht Child 100 Baht. Location: Amphoe Phang Khon
is 57 kilometres from Amphoe Muang en route to Udon Thani and a left for 6 kilometres en route to Waritchaphum. The dam is at its loveliest at sunset over the reservoir.
Phu Pha Lek National Park
Location: Amphoe Song Dao
is a mountain in the Phu Phan range. Some parts of the area are rock plateaus that are covered with flowers toward the end of the rainy season. Tourist spots here are the observation point on the high cliff, Kaeng Kula waterfall, Kao Chan waterfall that has water only in the rainy season, and prehistoric drawings at Phak Nam cave that are over 3,000 years old.
Huai Huat National Park
Location: Amphoe Charoen Sin
has many interesting spots. The park can be accessed via either taking the Sakon Nakhon-Kalasin road for 5 kilometres and then Highway No. 2339 on the left for 35 kilometres, or taking the Sakon Nakhon-Na Kae road for 14 kilometres and then a road on the right for 18 kilometres. The park is noted for the visual beauty of the reservoir, the waterfall and the rock plateau covered with flowers at the end of the rainy season. There are also prehistoric cave drawings.
Phu Pha Yon National Park
Location : Amphur Tao Ngoi
Phu Phar Yol National Park is located in Muang Province, Si Suphun Sub-amphur, Tao Ngoi Sub-amphur, Nakae District, Nakhon Phanom Province, and Donglaung District, Khamchaie District, Mukdahan Province. The Phu Phar Yol National Park is one of the five national park’s declarations for 60 years’ celebration of the King’s Birthday on December 5, 1987. The area, about 828.56 squares kilometers or 517,850 Rais, consisting of plateaus alternating with sandstone mountains range, is the source of rivers and habitat for many kinds of animal, and has very beautiful places such as waterfall, cave, cliff, rocky mound, and reservoir. The area covers with undulated mountains and plains. The area is abundant with many types of forest such as : mixed deciduous forest, dry-diptorocarp forest, dry-evergreen forest and hill evergreen forest There are different wildlife species such as : Asiatic-jackal, barking deer, deer, wild pig and many species of birds.

How to get there
By Car
Use national road, Sakol Nakhon-That Phanom, from Nakhon Phanom Province 14 kilometers then turn right to a laterite road for 12 kilometers to Tao Ngoi Sub-amphur, and go for another six kilometers to Phu Par Yol National Park Office and Huy Huad Reservoir, approximately 35 kilometers.

Tourist Attractions
Huai Huad Reservoir: is located at Tao-ngoy Sub-district, Sakon Nakorn province. At the right of the reservoir there are fascinating rock formations.

Dong Noi Reservoir : is situated in Nakae District, Nakhon Phanom province.

Heep Phupar Nang Cave: is located in Taingoi District, Sakol Nakhon Province.

Prawet Cave: is situated in District, Nakhon Phanom province.

Saowapa Cave: is situated in Taingoi District, Sakol Nakhon Province.

Nern Hin Cliff: Nern Hin Cliff consists of flower plain, which has violet flower such as Dusita, and yellow and white flower on the cliff are a kind of like-orchid flower blossomed in winter.

Khum Namsang Waterfall: It is the highest waterfall in the park, about 25 meters high, and 400 meters from the park’s office. Traveler on the dam can see the waterfall in the south and can get there by walking. The water comes from Khum Namsang Stream and goes to Huy Huad Reservoir.

Phu Pha Yol or Tham Pha Lai: It is a big cliff of Phu Pha Yol mountain range with 200 meters in height on its face there are exist ancient, paintings of various symbols about 3,000 years ago.

Phaya Tai Ngoi Cave (Tao Ngoi): Going on the road Baanhuad-Koakklang about seven kilometers, there is a big 5-meter-sandstone boulder looked like a big turtle, called Tao Ngoi, heading to Nam Pung River. Local people believe that, where there is Tai Ngoi, there is productive area.

Kaeng Po Waterfall: From the park’s office on Prem Pattana Road and turn left at Sanvae Village, all is approximately 32 kilometers. Kang Phoe Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall with 14 meters wide and 10 meters high. The area can host camping lover for more than 1,000 persons. Location: Amphoe Muang
This waterfall is on Phu Phan mountain range, 17 kilometres away on the Sakon Nakhon-Udon Thani route and 10 more kilometres on the left. The waterfall is a rock plateau with water coming down like a slide. It is suitable for swimming. Location: Amphoe Muang
is at Ban Chiang Khrua, 15 kilometres away on the way to Nakhon Phanom. Products made here are jars, pots, containers, and flowerpots. All are sold to tourists at reasonable prices.
Nong Han Lake
Location : Mueang District
A large freshwater lake covers an area of 123 sq km. It receives the flows of many streams in the area and is also the watershed of Lam Nam Kam which flows to Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom. The lake is the water source for plantation, livestock and fishery which are the main occupations of the Nong Han residents.

There are more than 20 big and small islands in the lake such as Koh Don Sawan, the biggest island, where a deserted temple is located. There are big trees which many species of birds make their home. Some islands have salas or Thai-style gazebos such as Koh Kaew, Koh Don Sakham and Koh Don Sathung, a home to algae that looks beautifully golden colour when the sun shines upon. There is also a big park called Somdej Phra Srinakarin or Suan Phang Thong, decorated with many plants.

How to get there: Take Highway No.2 to Saraburi via Nakhon Ratchasima, Ban Phai District of Khon Kaen to Ban Tha Phra. Then take Highway No.23 via Maha Sarakham and Kalasin then Highway No.213 to Sakon Nakhon.