Photo: Street scenes around Sakhon Nakhon.

Things to see and do

Ajahn Mun shrine at Wat Pa Sutthawat

One of the most highly revered monks in Thai history, Ajahn Mun Bhuridato revitalised the Thai Forest Tradition by living as closely to the way the historical Buddha lived as possible — and many believe that enlightenment was his reward. Today his legacy lives on at a shrine and museum on the grounds of Wat Pa ... Read more about Ajahn Mun shrine at Wat Pa Sutthawat .

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Phra That Narai Cheng Weng
7km northwest of Sakhon Nakhon.

Thailand’s Central and Northeast regions contain many minor Khmer ruins that are often nothing more than a few stones in a field. Every now and then, one of them surprises with exquisite lintels adorning an intact prang. A short ride from downtown Sakhon Nakhon, Phra That Narai Cheng Weng, the northernmost Angkor temple ever found, is one such ancient sanctuary that exceeded our ... Read more about Phra That Narai Cheng Weng .

Wat Phra That Choeng Chum
West of Nong Han Lake at the corner of Charoen Mueang and Rueang Sawat

The most important Buddhist site in Sakhon Nakhon province, Wat Phra That Choeng Chum marks the spot where four fully enlightened buddhas -- including Shakyamuni himself -- are said to have laid footprints. The large and centrally located monastery is worth a visit, even if the actual footprints were covered over by the namesake chedi. Built in the 18th century, the slender Lao-style chedi ... Read more about Wat Phra That Choeng Chum .

Nong Han Lake

Stretching for over 120 square kilometres to the north and east of Sakhon city, Nong Han is one of Thailand’s largest natural lakes. While swimming is not recommended due to an infestation of cancer-causing parasites, you can soak up the scenery in a lakeside park or take a boat ride to one of the islets. When looking at Sakhon Nakhon on a map, it seems that Nong Han should be clearly ... Read more about Nong Han Lake .

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