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That Phanom

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  • Wat Phra That Phanom
    4.5 stars

    Ochre-robed monks and wrinkled women in traditional Lao-style skirts stroll the twinkling grounds. Incense smoke spirals towards the chedi’s golden top, a slight breeze off the Mekong River making the brass bells chime. This is one of the most revered wats in Isan and the original site is ... read more

  • Wat Hua Wiang Rangsi
    3 stars

    Worth a passing glance after you’re finished at Phra That Phanom, Wat Hua Wiang Rangsi is a leafy riverside temple with some intriguing murals in the century-old ordination hall. Completed in 1921, the small building has an unusually low wood-shingle roof along with brick-and-cement walls that ... read more

  • Wat Phra That Renu
    3.5 stars

    Rising above Renu Nakhon town some 15 kilometres north of That Phanom, Phra That Renu stands 35 metres tall as a replica of what the old Phra That Phanom looked like before it fell apart in 1975. The chedi is only worth a visit if you’re really into temples, but the area’s Phu Tai community ... read more

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