Wat Phra That Phanom Woramahawihan in Nakhon Phanom Province is an ancient stupa which has attached the spirits of the people in the communities for ages. This does not only apply to the Thais but also the Lao people who live on the Mekong Riverside.
Wat Phra That Phanom is another temple that is revered by people from all over the country and is one of the most famous stupas in Thailand and Laos. It is the the place where the Buddha’s sternum or breastbone is enshrined. The holiness and delicate beauty of Phra That Phanom results in countless number of Thai, Lao and foreign tourists flowing in to visit Wat Phra That Phanom every year.
In 1975, the torrential rainstorm which continued for several days led to the collapse of the whole ancient stupa. It caused damages to the venues in the temple. After that, there was consequently a big restoration for the stupa and the stupa celebration for 7 days and 7 nights. Every year, Phra That Phanom Festival is held on the 10th day of the waxing moon of the 3rd lunar month.
This festival is a very widely-known event that attracts the Thai, Lao and foreign tourists from all over the place to visit Wat Phra That Phanom to worship the stupa.
A great sanctity that the people from both riversides have faith in and respect is compared as the spiritual attachment of the Buddhists along the Mekong Riverside since the ancient times.
Wat Phra That Phanom is a popular pilgrimage destination for those born in the year of the Monkey. If you would like to visit and experience the Mekong lifestyle, don’t hesitate to visit Wat Phra That Phanom in Nakhon Phanom Province.
Open Daily :
05.00 - 21.00.
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