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Wat Phra That Phanom

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Wat Phra That Phanom

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183/13 Chayankun Road That Phanom Subdistrict, That Phanom 48110 Thailand
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Richard Hyde wrote a review Oct 2020
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This is a handsome and lively temple with a Lao style gold and white stupa surrounded by a cloister with some fine paintings adorning the entrances On the day we were there lots of traditional dancers were performing outside the main wall - and inviting the passers by to join in.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Panya S wrote a review Dec 2019
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Phra That was collapsed on 11 August 1975. It was renovated later. Tourists can see around the back of the temple
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Raymond W wrote a review Dec 2019
Chengdu, China4,431 contributions2,650 helpful votes
Wat Phra That Phanom is possibly the most popular and revered pilgrimage site in all of Isaan (Northeastern Thailand.) It sees a steady stream of pilgrims from all over the country. There were several coaches waiting at the time of our visit. They circumambulate around the base of the chedi while holding lotus blossoms and reciting mantras. It is one of the best places I know to see Thai religious culture in action. However, it is also a place of memory . According to local legend, it is one of the oldest stupas in Thailand, and the archaeological evidence suggests the original brick stupa dates from the 7th or 8th centuries. It has been suggested that it shows Cham artistic influence, which would be most unusual for Thailand. I wonder if an alternative is Land Chenla, the Isaan-based part of the Chenla kingdom. Whatever the case, the brick base adds a hint of the deep past to what is largely a modern reconstruction from the 1970s in its uppermost sections.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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SumoTraveller wrote a review Jun 2019
Bangkok, Thailand269 contributions33 helpful votes
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An extraordinary temple with plenty of stories behind it .. this temple is so crowded on weekend and special festival, it’s unbelievable. It impressed me with its large open compound and its near the majestic Mekong river.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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jobst56 wrote a review Jan 2019
Hamburg, Germany1,713 contributions608 helpful votes
I came here because I was born in the year of the monkey, and Wat Phra That Phanom is THE temple for monkey year born people. We first saw it at night illuminated, it was almost full moon... Inside there's lots of things to do. Also, to the back outside of the inner area, there's a small museum.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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