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Phu Manorom, Mukdahan: Address, Phu Manorom Reviews: 4/5

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Pete
Udon Thani, Thailand233 contributions
Much improved since last visit
Jan 2021 • Family
I've been here several times in the last 5 years. The grounds have been improved since last visit.

The new naga is impressive, but the footing to get to it is a bit tricky.

The buddha is still under construction.

The park is well worth a stop for the views, and picture taking.

We arrived early, and expected to park and take the songthaw to the top, but we're told to drive our car up, and park.

Written January 7, 2021
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Billg0lf
Edinburgh, UK7 contributions
Well worth a visit
Sep 2020 • Family
Impressive sights and views. I did not see another falang among the holiday crowds which says a lot for the popularity of the place to locals. Being a Buddha holy place entry is free but you can leave donations if you wish.
Written September 7, 2020
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David E.
14 contributions
Take it or Leave it...
Dec 2019
You are now made to park at the base of the mountain and take a songtaow (truck with sitting benches) to the top, whereas in the past one could drive all the way up. Finding a place to park can be challenging on weekends/holidays. The food stalls at the now unused parking lot on top are gone, or were gone when I was there, at least. The mountain top, particularly the giant Buddha, offers good views of Mukdahan Town, the Mekong and Laos, and surrounding areas of Mukdahan Province. This is a nice place for a family to chill for an afternoon, nothing special, just pleasant and relaxing, and good for a few photos. If there were an entrance fee, I'd probably skip it. I don't mind going there, but if I never go there again, I wouldn't mind that either.
Written February 12, 2020
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Elmar J
Brownwood, TX42 contributions
No longer a nice place to visit
Jan 2020 • Couples
Last time we were here (~2 years ago) we were able to drive all the way up to the outlook level. That is now no longer the case. You have to park your car now and get hauled up there on the back of a small pickup truck. Uncomfortable and inconvenient! Also, there are now busloads of tourists. It’s just no longer an enjoyable place to visit, and that is very disappointing.
Written January 14, 2020
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Instantcalmer
Yasothon, Thailand981 contributions
Viewpoint with Buddhist wannabee theme park
Jan 2019 • Couples
If you are most elevated places in Mukdahan and look around, you will see the big white Buddha on the mountaintop just outside the city proper.to the south.
Firstly, the views over the Mekong River and the twin cities are worth the free admission price alone.
Secondly, the Big White Buddha and the super long dragon are rather fascinating. The tail on the dragon is a work of constructive creativity. Photo opportunities abound.
The downsides are that the place is on the hit list for school buses so expect 100's of pretty well-behaved kids mingling around. They all want to tie red ribbons on anything they can reach in dragon territory. Also being out of the city a little you will need a car or tuk-tuk to get there. We made arrangements with the tuk-tuk driver to call him when we were ready to leave.
Besides the genuine Buddhist pieces, there are kitschy sculptures like wooden logs made from concrete. It seems a cross between a theme park and a genuine Buddhist site. Apparently, there is a 3D photo centre that kids would love.
Written January 22, 2019
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Rik_from_NL
Eindhoven, The Netherlands72 contributions
Nice view and impressive sculptures
Aug 2018 • Friends
Temple with large naga sculpture. Buddha on top of hill is not yet finished, but you have a nice view over Mekong.
Written August 9, 2018
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Bomoh
Mount Gambier, Australia684 contributions
Mediocre
Jul 2018 • Couples
The Buddha statue looks great from 2km away perched on its hill top. When you get there you discover it is not fully finished and mangy junk surrounds it. Confused buddhists also pray to a garish dragon.
Written July 24, 2018
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Jimmy-James5106
Maidstone, UK65 contributions
Reunion Party Sightseeing
Apr 2018 • Couples
Our party took the coach to the disembarking are and then the truck up the hill to the buddah. The views were very good across the Mekong to Laos. The 3D illusionary photos were great fun and we spent some time walking around. The downside is the lack of places to buy things and food and drink if you would like to stay longer.
Written June 5, 2018
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sevin h
Thailand116 contributions
Fantastic veiws of Mukdahan and Laos
Dec 2017 • Solo
Once you have managed the steep hill to the Top it is well worth the view. Try and pick a clear day as you can see for up to 50 miles away. Food is available as well as drink's. Great for photoshots.
Written February 11, 2018
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Pete
Udon Thani, Thailand233 contributions
Nice view of area
Oct 2017 • Couples
Fairly easy access via car. We were leaving the Mukdahan area and stopped for a few minutes to look around.
Written November 30, 2017
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