Kham Chanod Forest

Kham Chanod Forest, Ban Dung: Address, Kham Chanod Forest Reviews: 4.5/5

Kham Chanod Forest
4.5
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Jeep
222 contributions
Into the land of Naga !
Sep 2020
Driving 1.5 hr from Udon thani city, this sacred place is an approximately 10 acres island full of thousand of taraw palms (while not a single one outside this region!). Locals believe that this island is the only gate connected between Naga realm and our world. Therefore, many people come here to praying for the prosperity of their life (to be precise, lottery). Visitors must take off their shoes and walk barefoot on the path decorated with a very long greenish naga into the (mystery) thick palm jungle island. On the island, there are a shrine of naga lord Sri- Sudtho (who created Mekong river in the local folktale) and a naga well (locals believe that its water is holy water which have a healing power and the well itself is very deep and connect to Mekong). After worship the shrine, ones may stroll around the island to absorb the mystery sylvan atmosphere. Be blessed by naga.

P.S . Weather in the island is quite cold compare to hot weather outside the island
Written August 25, 2021
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Boonlom
Ratchaburi Province, Thailand4 contributions
Cham chanod
Mar 2021 • Family
Kham Chanod is a very sacred place. People believed that it was the residence of the serpent. So I really like this place because it gives me a supernatural feeling.
Written July 16, 2021
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Chunchira khonngam
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Wat Pa Kham Chanod
Jan 2021 • Family
It is both a tourist attraction and a sacred source. All of them are believed here because it is an island in the middle of the water in the northeastern region. There is only one type of tree in the island. It is also a source of blessings. which is popular in Udon Thani For anyone who travels to Isan, I recommend this place.
Written July 13, 2021
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Paisaidee- ไปไสดี by Amy
Hua Hin, Thailand282 contributions
Popular temple in Udon!
Sep 2019 • Family
This is my home town I’m went there every time when I’m home, lot of people come to pray and come back again if they succeed 👍 most popular temple in Udon Thani who respect of naga! I would like to recommend if you interesting! 🙏🙏🙏
Written September 28, 2019
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John B
Bangkok, Thailand812 contributions
a naga (dragon) lives here, maybe
May 2019 • Couples
It seems like the temple listing for this same general place overlaps with this natural area theme, since there are both temple buildings beside this area and several temple altars and small buildings within the area. At any rate I added more pictures to the temple listing and will just add a little more description here.

Thais believe that there is some sort of naga natural area local spirit here that can grant requests. I'm not so sure about that part but it does have an unusual look and feel, and I try to not pass final judgment on local traditions, even if I also can't completely accept them as likely to be true. A literal dragon probably doesn't live here but places have their own energy and feel and it's hard to be clear on the exact bounds for supernatural themes to be based on something, if not the actual literal stories being true. It's worth checking out just to see it, since it's a really unusual natural area, and if someone is into that other range of themes then it's really more interesting on that second level.
Written May 16, 2019
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Gunnar H
Tonsberg, Norway235 contributions
Spooky island
Apr 2019 • Family
Called the secret Island of Thailand. A film, Hithcock type, was made about the spooky story behind. Place calef after the magnificent huge trees species chanot, specific for this place. Well with holy water. Well Worth a visit, as a day trip. Lots of stalls of all kind off the island, but also a big holden Buddha.
Written April 22, 2019
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ใจดี
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Khamchanod
Dec 2018 • Family
If you believe in the folklore, or even are just interested in Thai culture - this place is a must see.For a foreigner this is a wonderful and mysterious place which we can never fully understand.There are too many vendors selling unrelated items from kids toys to ice cream.Parking is difficult, the road in is a pot holed mess.It is worth a visit but be prepared for the crowds especially if it’s a special Buddhist day.
Written March 20, 2019
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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand800 contributions
Great and mysterious
Nov 2018 • Couples
For a foreigner this is a wonderful and mysterious place which we can never fully understand. However there is so much to see - starting with the strange forest of livintonia palms reached along a long wooden pavement (no shoes allowed). at the end are several small shrines - interesting in themselves, one of which has a couple of clothed, lifelike wooden carvings of the founder and his wife. Apart from the Buddhas there is a holy water reservoir (very wet on the ground for those farang wearing socks). People are friendly and, while the site is not short of money, there is not the overt commercialisation seen in so many temples. The keynote of the whole site is the naga (snake), present in dozens of different forms there.
Written November 30, 2018
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EnvoyAdvisor
Manchester, UK9 contributions
My favourite place in the world
Oct 2018 • Family
If you believe in the folklore, or even are just interested in Thai culture - this place is a must see. A beautiful, mystical place. People complain about the vendors, they aren't problematic in any way; in fact if you take the time and have a look, you will find some amazing souvenirs to take home. And of course some great snacks and ice cold drinks. I visit every time I am in Thailand, and even with how busy it has become, will continue to do so.
Written October 25, 2018
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dtroyston
San Marcos, TX23 contributions
Too many vendors
Jul 2018 • Friends
Went for first time with friends because this is, in Thai folklore, a very lucky place to visit. There is a newer parking area beyond the gate which has plenty of room. There are too many vendors selling unrelated items from kids toys to ice cream. It gets pretty hot so the ice cream is welcomed but you get the point. Nice spot for a quick visit of 2 hours or so.
Written July 4, 2018
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