Nakhon Phanom
About Nakhon Phanom

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.

How to go

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


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


Phra That Phanom

Phra That Phanom is located 50 kilometers from Nakhon Phanom town on Highway No. 212. It is the most important Buddhist site in the province. A 53-meters tall square-shaped pagoda, it was believed to have been built before the 12th century. The pagoda, which is believed to have originally been of Khmer design, was renovated through the years to its present Laotian design. The pagoda enshrines the holy relics of the Lord Buddha. On August 11, 1975 at 7 p.m., the entire pagoda collapsed after many days of rainstorm. The Thai public subsequently made considerable donations to rebuild the pagoda to its original splendor. People placed many valuables inside and placed a 110-kilogram solid gold spire on top of the pagoda.

Phra That Phanom