Photo: Exploring the surrounds of Wat That Phanom.

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There may be no better place than the small town of That Phanom to experience Isaan’s warm hospitality. Throw in a broad expanse of the Mekong River along with one of the most cherished chedis in Southeast Asia, and you’ve got one memorable destination. We love this place!


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Situated across the river from Laos and about halfway between the larger cities of Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan, That Phanom’s history stretches back for over 1,000 years. Probably once the capital of the Si Khotrabun kingdom, the town was moved back and forth across the Mekong several times before coming under the sway of Bangkok in 1790. No matter what the town was called or which bank it was on, it always stood in reverence of the great chedi, Phra That ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)


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