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Nakhon Phanom province was once a glorious Kingdom in the past, so it has unique and interesting cultures and traditions.  It is also one of the pathways to Laos and getting well-known to tourists. 

 

There are 11 district – Mueang, That Phanom, Na Kae, Tha U-ten, Renu Nakhon, Ban Phaeng, Pla Pak, Sri Songkram, Na Wa, Phon Sawan, Na Thom, and 1 sub-district – Wang Yang.

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There are many Bangkok– Nakhon Phanom buses from many companies in Morchit Bus Terminal.  The trip takes about 11 hours.

 

For more information, call 1490 or go to www.transport.co.th.  For online ticket booking , go to www.busticket.in.th or www.thaiticketmajor.com   or www.thairoute.com

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There are direct flights of Air Asia and Nok Air which takes around 1hour and 15 minutes.

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Nakhon Phanom province was once a glorious Kingdom in the past, so it has unique and interesting cultures and traditions.  It is also one of the pathways to Laos and getting well-known to tourists. 

 

There are 11 district – Mueang, That Phanom, Na Kae, Tha U-ten, Renu Nakhon, Ban Phaeng, Pla Pak, Sri Songkram, Na Wa, Phon Sawan, Na Thom, and 1 sub-district – Wang Yang.

Nakhon Phanom, once the center of the ancient Sri Kotrabun Kingdom, lies along the western bank of the majestic Mekong River, although over the centuries it has moved back and forth across the river. The lovely setting of Nakhon Phanom town is enhanced by the rugged beauty of the jungle covered mountains that lie beyond the town of Thakaek on the Laotian side of the river. King Rama I chose the name Nakhon Phanom, city of mountains, because of the remarkable mountains found in the province.

Partly a result of its long history, Nakhon Phanom is a melting pot of diverse ethnic cultures and traditions, particularly represented by the Lao, who have lent a strong influence to the architecture, customs, and cuisine of Nakhon Phanom, including the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan welcoming ceremony.

Covered with both high hills and low lying, forest covered plains, Nakhon Phanom is the site of Phra That Phanom, the most ancient and sacred religious monument in Northeastern Thailand. Thais and Laotians are both common pilgrims to this highly venerated Buddhist shrine where they come to ask for blessings.


Throughout the history of Nakhon Phanom, Laotians and people from smaller ethnic minority groups migrated across the Mekong River giving modern Nakhon Phanom a distinctive cultural fusion that is apparent in the local language, customs, and cuisine. Visitors can appreciate this culture during the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan ceremony or by witnessing one of the region’s folk dances, such as the Sri Kotrabun, Fon Phu Thai, Sek-Ten-Sak, and So Tung Bung, some of which are only performed on special occasions.

In addition to its rich culture, Nakhon Phanom, which literally means “city of hills” is an area with great natural beauty and which features a number of opportunities for visitors to participate in outdoor activities, including trekking in the national park or shooting a round of golf.

Tourists can decide to stay at hotels or resorts in the city, or go to the campsite in the national parks where they have to contact the National Park Office.

Phra That Phanom : the sacred stupa situated in Phra That Phanom Temple

 

Phra That Nakhon : the delicate holy stupa situated Maha That Temple

 

Phra That Renu : Inside the pagoda, there is the beautiful Buddha image.

 

The Mekhong riverside : There are relaxing walkways and bicycle lanes along the riverside.

 

Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church : the beautiful Catholic church in Nakhon Phanom.

Hat Sai Thong Sri Kod Boon : the sandy beach on the Mekhong riverside appeared when the river declines

 

The 3rd Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge

 

Phu Langka National Park : its outstanding viewpoints are Doi Phu Langka and Doi Hua Ling.

You can go worship to Phra That Panom and other temples, visit historical sites including the model and exhibition of Ho Chi Minh at Thai-Vietnamese Friendship Village (Ban Na Jok), or have a field trip in Phu Langka National Park.

You can taste local food from the restaurants and the markets.  There are also pubs and bars for nightlife people for having some drinks and enjoying live music.

Local and agricultural products can be found in souvenir shops and markets.

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Nakhon Phanom province was once a glorious Kingdom in the past, so it has unique and interesting cultures and traditions.  It is also one of the pathways to Laos and getting well-known to tourists. 

 

There are 11 district – Mueang, That Phanom, Na Kae, Tha U-ten, Renu Nakhon, Ban Phaeng, Pla Pak, Sri Songkram, Na Wa, Phon Sawan, Na Thom, and 1 sub-district – Wang Yang.

Nakhon Phanom, once the center of the ancient Sri Kotrabun Kingdom, lies along the western bank of the majestic Mekong River, although over the centuries it has moved back and forth across the river. The lovely setting of Nakhon Phanom town is enhanced by the rugged beauty of the jungle covered mountains that lie beyond the town of Thakaek on the Laotian side of the river. King Rama I chose the name Nakhon Phanom, city of mountains, because of the remarkable mountains found in the province.

Partly a result of its long history, Nakhon Phanom is a melting pot of diverse ethnic cultures and traditions, particularly represented by the Lao, who have lent a strong influence to the architecture, customs, and cuisine of Nakhon Phanom, including the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan welcoming ceremony.

Covered with both high hills and low lying, forest covered plains, Nakhon Phanom is the site of Phra That Phanom, the most ancient and sacred religious monument in Northeastern Thailand. Thais and Laotians are both common pilgrims to this highly venerated Buddhist shrine where they come to ask for blessings.


Throughout the history of Nakhon Phanom, Laotians and people from smaller ethnic minority groups migrated across the Mekong River giving modern Nakhon Phanom a distinctive cultural fusion that is apparent in the local language, customs, and cuisine. Visitors can appreciate this culture during the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan ceremony or by witnessing one of the region’s folk dances, such as the Sri Kotrabun, Fon Phu Thai, Sek-Ten-Sak, and So Tung Bung, some of which are only performed on special occasions.

In addition to its rich culture, Nakhon Phanom, which literally means “city of hills” is an area with great natural beauty and which features a number of opportunities for visitors to participate in outdoor activities, including trekking in the national park or shooting a round of golf.

Tourists can decide to stay at hotels or resorts in the city, or go to the campsite in the national parks where they have to contact the National Park Office.

Phra That Phanom : the sacred stupa situated in Phra That Phanom Temple

 

Phra That Nakhon : the delicate holy stupa situated Maha That Temple

 

Phra That Renu : Inside the pagoda, there is the beautiful Buddha image.

 

The Mekhong riverside : There are relaxing walkways and bicycle lanes along the riverside.

 

Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church : the beautiful Catholic church in Nakhon Phanom.

Hat Sai Thong Sri Kod Boon : the sandy beach on the Mekhong riverside appeared when the river declines

 

The 3rd Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge

 

Phu Langka National Park : its outstanding viewpoints are Doi Phu Langka and Doi Hua Ling.

You can go worship to Phra That Panom and other temples, visit historical sites including the model and exhibition of Ho Chi Minh at Thai-Vietnamese Friendship Village (Ban Na Jok), or have a field trip in Phu Langka National Park.

You can taste local food from the restaurants and the markets.  There are also pubs and bars for nightlife people for having some drinks and enjoying live music.

Local and agricultural products can be found in souvenir shops and markets.

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Nakhon Phanom province was once a glorious Kingdom in the past, so it has unique and interesting cultures and traditions.  It is also one of the pathways to Laos and getting well-known to tourists. 

 

There are 11 district – Mueang, That Phanom, Na Kae, Tha U-ten, Renu Nakhon, Ban Phaeng, Pla Pak, Sri Songkram, Na Wa, Phon Sawan, Na Thom, and 1 sub-district – Wang Yang.

Nakhon Phanom, once the center of the ancient Sri Kotrabun Kingdom, lies along the western bank of the majestic Mekong River, although over the centuries it has moved back and forth across the river. The lovely setting of Nakhon Phanom town is enhanced by the rugged beauty of the jungle covered mountains that lie beyond the town of Thakaek on the Laotian side of the river. King Rama I chose the name Nakhon Phanom, city of mountains, because of the remarkable mountains found in the province.

Partly a result of its long history, Nakhon Phanom is a melting pot of diverse ethnic cultures and traditions, particularly represented by the Lao, who have lent a strong influence to the architecture, customs, and cuisine of Nakhon Phanom, including the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan welcoming ceremony.

Covered with both high hills and low lying, forest covered plains, Nakhon Phanom is the site of Phra That Phanom, the most ancient and sacred religious monument in Northeastern Thailand. Thais and Laotians are both common pilgrims to this highly venerated Buddhist shrine where they come to ask for blessings.


Throughout the history of Nakhon Phanom, Laotians and people from smaller ethnic minority groups migrated across the Mekong River giving modern Nakhon Phanom a distinctive cultural fusion that is apparent in the local language, customs, and cuisine. Visitors can appreciate this culture during the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan ceremony or by witnessing one of the region’s folk dances, such as the Sri Kotrabun, Fon Phu Thai, Sek-Ten-Sak, and So Tung Bung, some of which are only performed on special occasions.

In addition to its rich culture, Nakhon Phanom, which literally means “city of hills” is an area with great natural beauty and which features a number of opportunities for visitors to participate in outdoor activities, including trekking in the national park or shooting a round of golf.

Tourists can decide to stay at hotels or resorts in the city, or go to the campsite in the national parks where they have to contact the National Park Office.

Phra That Phanom : the sacred stupa situated in Phra That Phanom Temple

 

Phra That Nakhon : the delicate holy stupa situated Maha That Temple

 

Phra That Renu : Inside the pagoda, there is the beautiful Buddha image.

 

The Mekhong riverside : There are relaxing walkways and bicycle lanes along the riverside.

 

Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church : the beautiful Catholic church in Nakhon Phanom.

Hat Sai Thong Sri Kod Boon : the sandy beach on the Mekhong riverside appeared when the river declines

 

The 3rd Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge

 

Phu Langka National Park : its outstanding viewpoints are Doi Phu Langka and Doi Hua Ling.

You can go worship to Phra That Panom and other temples, visit historical sites including the model and exhibition of Ho Chi Minh at Thai-Vietnamese Friendship Village (Ban Na Jok), or have a field trip in Phu Langka National Park.

You can taste local food from the restaurants and the markets.  There are also pubs and bars for nightlife people for having some drinks and enjoying live music.

Local and agricultural products can be found in souvenir shops and markets.

Nakhon Phanom province was once a glorious Kingdom in the past, so it has unique and interesting cultures and traditions.  It is also one of the pathways to Laos and getting well-known to tourists. 

 

There are 11 district – Mueang, That Phanom, Na Kae, Tha U-ten, Renu Nakhon, Ban Phaeng, Pla Pak, Sri Songkram, Na Wa, Phon Sawan, Na Thom, and 1 sub-district – Wang Yang.

Nakhon Phanom, once the center of the ancient Sri Kotrabun Kingdom, lies along the western bank of the majestic Mekong River, although over the centuries it has moved back and forth across the river. The lovely setting of Nakhon Phanom town is enhanced by the rugged beauty of the jungle covered mountains that lie beyond the town of Thakaek on the Laotian side of the river. King Rama I chose the name Nakhon Phanom, city of mountains, because of the remarkable mountains found in the province.

Partly a result of its long history, Nakhon Phanom is a melting pot of diverse ethnic cultures and traditions, particularly represented by the Lao, who have lent a strong influence to the architecture, customs, and cuisine of Nakhon Phanom, including the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan welcoming ceremony.

Covered with both high hills and low lying, forest covered plains, Nakhon Phanom is the site of Phra That Phanom, the most ancient and sacred religious monument in Northeastern Thailand. Thais and Laotians are both common pilgrims to this highly venerated Buddhist shrine where they come to ask for blessings.


Throughout the history of Nakhon Phanom, Laotians and people from smaller ethnic minority groups migrated across the Mekong River giving modern Nakhon Phanom a distinctive cultural fusion that is apparent in the local language, customs, and cuisine. Visitors can appreciate this culture during the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan ceremony or by witnessing one of the region’s folk dances, such as the Sri Kotrabun, Fon Phu Thai, Sek-Ten-Sak, and So Tung Bung, some of which are only performed on special occasions.

In addition to its rich culture, Nakhon Phanom, which literally means “city of hills” is an area with great natural beauty and which features a number of opportunities for visitors to participate in outdoor activities, including trekking in the national park or shooting a round of golf.

Tourists can decide to stay at hotels or resorts in the city, or go to the campsite in the national parks where they have to contact the National Park Office.

Phra That Phanom : the sacred stupa situated in Phra That Phanom Temple

 

Phra That Nakhon : the delicate holy stupa situated Maha That Temple

 

Phra That Renu : Inside the pagoda, there is the beautiful Buddha image.

 

The Mekhong riverside : There are relaxing walkways and bicycle lanes along the riverside.

 

Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church : the beautiful Catholic church in Nakhon Phanom.

Hat Sai Thong Sri Kod Boon : the sandy beach on the Mekhong riverside appeared when the river declines

 

The 3rd Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge

 

Phu Langka National Park : its outstanding viewpoints are Doi Phu Langka and Doi Hua Ling.

You can go worship to Phra That Panom and other temples, visit historical sites including the model and exhibition of Ho Chi Minh at Thai-Vietnamese Friendship Village (Ban Na Jok), or have a field trip in Phu Langka National Park.

You can taste local food from the restaurants and the markets.  There are also pubs and bars for nightlife people for having some drinks and enjoying live music.

Local and agricultural products can be found in souvenir shops and markets.

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Nakhon Phanom province was once a glorious Kingdom in the past, so it has unique and interesting cultures and traditions.  It is also one of the pathways to Laos and getting well-known to tourists. 

 

There are 11 district – Mueang, That Phanom, Na Kae, Tha U-ten, Renu Nakhon, Ban Phaeng, Pla Pak, Sri Songkram, Na Wa, Phon Sawan, Na Thom, and 1 sub-district – Wang Yang.

Nakhon Phanom, once the center of the ancient Sri Kotrabun Kingdom, lies along the western bank of the majestic Mekong River, although over the centuries it has moved back and forth across the river. The lovely setting of Nakhon Phanom town is enhanced by the rugged beauty of the jungle covered mountains that lie beyond the town of Thakaek on the Laotian side of the river. King Rama I chose the name Nakhon Phanom, city of mountains, because of the remarkable mountains found in the province.

Partly a result of its long history, Nakhon Phanom is a melting pot of diverse ethnic cultures and traditions, particularly represented by the Lao, who have lent a strong influence to the architecture, customs, and cuisine of Nakhon Phanom, including the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan welcoming ceremony.

Covered with both high hills and low lying, forest covered plains, Nakhon Phanom is the site of Phra That Phanom, the most ancient and sacred religious monument in Northeastern Thailand. Thais and Laotians are both common pilgrims to this highly venerated Buddhist shrine where they come to ask for blessings.


Throughout the history of Nakhon Phanom, Laotians and people from smaller ethnic minority groups migrated across the Mekong River giving modern Nakhon Phanom a distinctive cultural fusion that is apparent in the local language, customs, and cuisine. Visitors can appreciate this culture during the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan ceremony or by witnessing one of the region’s folk dances, such as the Sri Kotrabun, Fon Phu Thai, Sek-Ten-Sak, and So Tung Bung, some of which are only performed on special occasions.

In addition to its rich culture, Nakhon Phanom, which literally means “city of hills” is an area with great natural beauty and which features a number of opportunities for visitors to participate in outdoor activities, including trekking in the national park or shooting a round of golf.

Tourists can decide to stay at hotels or resorts in the city, or go to the campsite in the national parks where they have to contact the National Park Office.

Phra That Phanom : the sacred stupa situated in Phra That Phanom Temple

 

Phra That Nakhon : the delicate holy stupa situated Maha That Temple

 

Phra That Renu : Inside the pagoda, there is the beautiful Buddha image.

 

The Mekhong riverside : There are relaxing walkways and bicycle lanes along the riverside.

 

Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church : the beautiful Catholic church in Nakhon Phanom.

Hat Sai Thong Sri Kod Boon : the sandy beach on the Mekhong riverside appeared when the river declines

 

The 3rd Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge

 

Phu Langka National Park : its outstanding viewpoints are Doi Phu Langka and Doi Hua Ling.

You can go worship to Phra That Panom and other temples, visit historical sites including the model and exhibition of Ho Chi Minh at Thai-Vietnamese Friendship Village (Ban Na Jok), or have a field trip in Phu Langka National Park.

You can taste local food from the restaurants and the markets.  There are also pubs and bars for nightlife people for having some drinks and enjoying live music.

Local and agricultural products can be found in souvenir shops and markets.

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Nakhon Phanom province was once a glorious Kingdom in the past, so it has unique and interesting cultures and traditions.  It is also one of the pathways to Laos and getting well-known to tourists. 

 

There are 11 district – Mueang, That Phanom, Na Kae, Tha U-ten, Renu Nakhon, Ban Phaeng, Pla Pak, Sri Songkram, Na Wa, Phon Sawan, Na Thom, and 1 sub-district – Wang Yang.

Nakhon Phanom, once the center of the ancient Sri Kotrabun Kingdom, lies along the western bank of the majestic Mekong River, although over the centuries it has moved back and forth across the river. The lovely setting of Nakhon Phanom town is enhanced by the rugged beauty of the jungle covered mountains that lie beyond the town of Thakaek on the Laotian side of the river. King Rama I chose the name Nakhon Phanom, city of mountains, because of the remarkable mountains found in the province.

Partly a result of its long history, Nakhon Phanom is a melting pot of diverse ethnic cultures and traditions, particularly represented by the Lao, who have lent a strong influence to the architecture, customs, and cuisine of Nakhon Phanom, including the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan welcoming ceremony.

Covered with both high hills and low lying, forest covered plains, Nakhon Phanom is the site of Phra That Phanom, the most ancient and sacred religious monument in Northeastern Thailand. Thais and Laotians are both common pilgrims to this highly venerated Buddhist shrine where they come to ask for blessings.


Throughout the history of Nakhon Phanom, Laotians and people from smaller ethnic minority groups migrated across the Mekong River giving modern Nakhon Phanom a distinctive cultural fusion that is apparent in the local language, customs, and cuisine. Visitors can appreciate this culture during the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan ceremony or by witnessing one of the region’s folk dances, such as the Sri Kotrabun, Fon Phu Thai, Sek-Ten-Sak, and So Tung Bung, some of which are only performed on special occasions.

In addition to its rich culture, Nakhon Phanom, which literally means “city of hills” is an area with great natural beauty and which features a number of opportunities for visitors to participate in outdoor activities, including trekking in the national park or shooting a round of golf.

Tourists can decide to stay at hotels or resorts in the city, or go to the campsite in the national parks where they have to contact the National Park Office.

Phra That Phanom : the sacred stupa situated in Phra That Phanom Temple

 

Phra That Nakhon : the delicate holy stupa situated Maha That Temple

 

Phra That Renu : Inside the pagoda, there is the beautiful Buddha image.

 

The Mekhong riverside : There are relaxing walkways and bicycle lanes along the riverside.

 

Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church : the beautiful Catholic church in Nakhon Phanom.

Hat Sai Thong Sri Kod Boon : the sandy beach on the Mekhong riverside appeared when the river declines

 

The 3rd Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge

 

Phu Langka National Park : its outstanding viewpoints are Doi Phu Langka and Doi Hua Ling.

You can go worship to Phra That Panom and other temples, visit historical sites including the model and exhibition of Ho Chi Minh at Thai-Vietnamese Friendship Village (Ban Na Jok), or have a field trip in Phu Langka National Park.

You can taste local food from the restaurants and the markets.  There are also pubs and bars for nightlife people for having some drinks and enjoying live music.

Local and agricultural products can be found in souvenir shops and markets.

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Nakhon Phanom province was once a glorious Kingdom in the past, so it has unique and interesting cultures and traditions.  It is also one of the pathways to Laos and getting well-known to tourists. 

 

There are 11 district – Mueang, That Phanom, Na Kae, Tha U-ten, Renu Nakhon, Ban Phaeng, Pla Pak, Sri Songkram, Na Wa, Phon Sawan, Na Thom, and 1 sub-district – Wang Yang.

Nakhon Phanom, once the center of the ancient Sri Kotrabun Kingdom, lies along the western bank of the majestic Mekong River, although over the centuries it has moved back and forth across the river. The lovely setting of Nakhon Phanom town is enhanced by the rugged beauty of the jungle covered mountains that lie beyond the town of Thakaek on the Laotian side of the river. King Rama I chose the name Nakhon Phanom, city of mountains, because of the remarkable mountains found in the province.

Partly a result of its long history, Nakhon Phanom is a melting pot of diverse ethnic cultures and traditions, particularly represented by the Lao, who have lent a strong influence to the architecture, customs, and cuisine of Nakhon Phanom, including the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan welcoming ceremony.

Covered with both high hills and low lying, forest covered plains, Nakhon Phanom is the site of Phra That Phanom, the most ancient and sacred religious monument in Northeastern Thailand. Thais and Laotians are both common pilgrims to this highly venerated Buddhist shrine where they come to ask for blessings.


Throughout the history of Nakhon Phanom, Laotians and people from smaller ethnic minority groups migrated across the Mekong River giving modern Nakhon Phanom a distinctive cultural fusion that is apparent in the local language, customs, and cuisine. Visitors can appreciate this culture during the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan ceremony or by witnessing one of the region’s folk dances, such as the Sri Kotrabun, Fon Phu Thai, Sek-Ten-Sak, and So Tung Bung, some of which are only performed on special occasions.

In addition to its rich culture, Nakhon Phanom, which literally means “city of hills” is an area with great natural beauty and which features a number of opportunities for visitors to participate in outdoor activities, including trekking in the national park or shooting a round of golf.

Tourists can decide to stay at hotels or resorts in the city, or go to the campsite in the national parks where they have to contact the National Park Office.

Phra That Phanom : the sacred stupa situated in Phra That Phanom Temple

 

Phra That Nakhon : the delicate holy stupa situated Maha That Temple

 

Phra That Renu : Inside the pagoda, there is the beautiful Buddha image.

 

The Mekhong riverside : There are relaxing walkways and bicycle lanes along the riverside.

 

Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church : the beautiful Catholic church in Nakhon Phanom.

Hat Sai Thong Sri Kod Boon : the sandy beach on the Mekhong riverside appeared when the river declines

 

The 3rd Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge

 

Phu Langka National Park : its outstanding viewpoints are Doi Phu Langka and Doi Hua Ling.

You can go worship to Phra That Panom and other temples, visit historical sites including the model and exhibition of Ho Chi Minh at Thai-Vietnamese Friendship Village (Ban Na Jok), or have a field trip in Phu Langka National Park.

You can taste local food from the restaurants and the markets.  There are also pubs and bars for nightlife people for having some drinks and enjoying live music.

Local and agricultural products can be found in souvenir shops and markets.

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Nakhon Phanom province was once a glorious Kingdom in the past, so it has unique and interesting cultures and traditions.  It is also one of the pathways to Laos and getting well-known to tourists. 

 

There are 11 district – Mueang, That Phanom, Na Kae, Tha U-ten, Renu Nakhon, Ban Phaeng, Pla Pak, Sri Songkram, Na Wa, Phon Sawan, Na Thom, and 1 sub-district – Wang Yang.

Nakhon Phanom, once the center of the ancient Sri Kotrabun Kingdom, lies along the western bank of the majestic Mekong River, although over the centuries it has moved back and forth across the river. The lovely setting of Nakhon Phanom town is enhanced by the rugged beauty of the jungle covered mountains that lie beyond the town of Thakaek on the Laotian side of the river. King Rama I chose the name Nakhon Phanom, city of mountains, because of the remarkable mountains found in the province.

Partly a result of its long history, Nakhon Phanom is a melting pot of diverse ethnic cultures and traditions, particularly represented by the Lao, who have lent a strong influence to the architecture, customs, and cuisine of Nakhon Phanom, including the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan welcoming ceremony.

Covered with both high hills and low lying, forest covered plains, Nakhon Phanom is the site of Phra That Phanom, the most ancient and sacred religious monument in Northeastern Thailand. Thais and Laotians are both common pilgrims to this highly venerated Buddhist shrine where they come to ask for blessings.


Throughout the history of Nakhon Phanom, Laotians and people from smaller ethnic minority groups migrated across the Mekong River giving modern Nakhon Phanom a distinctive cultural fusion that is apparent in the local language, customs, and cuisine. Visitors can appreciate this culture during the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan ceremony or by witnessing one of the region’s folk dances, such as the Sri Kotrabun, Fon Phu Thai, Sek-Ten-Sak, and So Tung Bung, some of which are only performed on special occasions.

In addition to its rich culture, Nakhon Phanom, which literally means “city of hills” is an area with great natural beauty and which features a number of opportunities for visitors to participate in outdoor activities, including trekking in the national park or shooting a round of golf.

Tourists can decide to stay at hotels or resorts in the city, or go to the campsite in the national parks where they have to contact the National Park Office.

Phra That Phanom : the sacred stupa situated in Phra That Phanom Temple

 

Phra That Nakhon : the delicate holy stupa situated Maha That Temple

 

Phra That Renu : Inside the pagoda, there is the beautiful Buddha image.

 

The Mekhong riverside : There are relaxing walkways and bicycle lanes along the riverside.

 

Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church : the beautiful Catholic church in Nakhon Phanom.

Hat Sai Thong Sri Kod Boon : the sandy beach on the Mekhong riverside appeared when the river declines

 

The 3rd Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge

 

Phu Langka National Park : its outstanding viewpoints are Doi Phu Langka and Doi Hua Ling.

You can go worship to Phra That Panom and other temples, visit historical sites including the model and exhibition of Ho Chi Minh at Thai-Vietnamese Friendship Village (Ban Na Jok), or have a field trip in Phu Langka National Park.

You can taste local food from the restaurants and the markets.  There are also pubs and bars for nightlife people for having some drinks and enjoying live music.

Local and agricultural products can be found in souvenir shops and markets.