Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Sakon Nakhon

An introduction to Sakon Nakhon

Sakon Nakhon
 is the town of the sacred Phra That Choeng Chum and the vast Nong Han Lake. The Phu Thai Tribe people living around the town offer an interesting study in ancient customs and traditions, such as the" Wax Castle" festival in October when castles fashioned from wax are celebrated.


Nong Han
 a 32 sq. km. lake in Sakon Nakhon is a popular place of relaxation. Its offshore isles, particularly the Don Sawan, are both beautiful and restful and can be easily reached by hired boats.

Phra That Choeng Chum
 a major and sacred religious monument of Sakon Nakhon, is enshrined at Wat Phra That Choeng Chum in town. Of rectangular shape, it is made of mortar and bricks with a height of 24 meters.

Wat Phra That Narai Cheng Weng
 another religious structure is located at the Ban That village about five kms. from town centre. It is of Khmer-style pagoda, made of laterite and is 12 meters high.

Wat Pa Suthawat
 opposite  the Town Hall, is where the
paraphernalia and remains of the highly respected
late Phra Achan Man Bhuritatto are kept.

Phu Phan National Park
 25 kms. from the province on Sakon Nakhon - Kalasin route, the park is scattered with limestone mountains, groves, and savannahs with several natural attractions such as Tat Ton Waterfall and Kham Horn Waterfall.

Huai Huat Reservoir
 35 kms. from King Amphur Tao Ngoi, the reservoir is a part of Huai Huat National Park, a consequence of Huai Huat Dam construction. Fronting the reservoir is a royal hall, a flower garden, and natural arrangement of various forms of rocks.

Nam Phung Dam
 at Amphur Kut Bak is a multi purpose dam. 1,720 meters long and 40 meters high, It dams up a huge lake with a surface area of about 6,000 acres.

Wat Pu Udom Somphon
 Is where another extremely venerated Achan used to reside. Visitors pay respect to the life-size statue of Phra Achan Fan Acharo.

Nam Un Dam
 5 kms. before entering Amphur Phang Khon on Sakon Nakhon - Phang Khon route with a left turn or at km. 49 on Phang Khon - Waritchaphum route with a 6.6 kms. turn, the huge dam provides a sanctuary for numerous teals. A trip to Mae Un Waterfall and a fishing sail are some examples of various activities at the dam.

Kut Na Kham Arts & Crafts Center
 is located at Ban Kut Na Kham, Amphur Charoen Sin, 112 kms. from Sakon Nakhon. It is where pottery, fabric weaving and wood carving are made by hand with unique designs and production.

Wax Castle and Boat Racing Festival
 held at the end of the Buddhist Lent (Ok Phansa), the event represents a traditional merit-making in the form of wax castle procession, a tribute paid to the Lord Buddha. Elaborately constructed miniature wax castles stand as the main feature of the precession. Traditional north-eastern performances are also presented and a boat race takes place at the Nong Han Lake.

 I-San people in their typical dress

People in their typical dress

Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Sakon Nakhon