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What places to visit in Sakon Nakhon?

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What to see in Sakon Nakhon

The iconic temple of Sakon Nakhon is Wat Phra Tat Choeng Chum, located not far from the bus terminal. I recommend you to find accommodation not too far away from it. Among the other must-see palces, there are the Lotus Memorial Park (Chaloem Phrakiat Lotus Pond), Nong Han Lake, Wat Tham Pha Daen Temple, Ban Ta Rae community and its French colonial buildings (this christian community organizes the Christmas parade), Wat Tham Phuang and the Phra Anchan Wan Uttamo's Museum. There are also national parks with waterfalls, local handicrafts including the weaving and dyeing of indigo clothing and several addresses that offer you to make your own creations, an Indigo Street and the province is also famous for its beef. You will probably eat in Sakon Nakhon the best steaks you ever had in Thailand.

Must-visit places in Sakon Nakhon

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Wat Phra That Choeng Chum Worawihan

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Located in the center of Sakon Nakhon city, it is the most sacred temple in the province and one of the most important in Thailand. Beautifully lit in the evening, it is interesting to visit the place by day and in the evening before it closes.
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This store which sells indigo creations also offers DIY workshops to make your own creations helped and guided by the staff. A fun experience and something you should definitly do when you come to Sakon Nakhon. And it will make you a personalized souvenir.
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Wat Tham Pha Daen

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This temple which is located in the mountain 25 kilometers from Sakon Nakhon city center is my favorite here. You will find several different elements, enjoy nature and a beautiful view. What more can you ask for ?
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Indigo Walking Street

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This weekly night market is held near Wat Phra That Choeng Chum temple and offers plenty of stalls to buy clothes and textiles indigo dyed by hand.
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Other nice places to visit in Sakon Nakhon

Nong Han Chalermprakiat Park lotus lake

Nong Han Chalermprakiat Park lotus lake

starstarstarstar It is in fact a pond located north of the great lake of Sakon Nakhon. When many lotuses are in bloom, it is superb but it is also a beautiful place the rest of the time. A bucolic setting to relax, stroll and discover several varieties of this aquatic flower.
Ban Tha Rae Community

Ban Tha Rae Community

starstarstar It is especially at Christmas time that it is interesting, what do I say, mandatory to come to Ban Tha Rae ! The houses are superbly decorated and from December 22nd to 24th, there is a whole festival whose highlight is the parade of light floats.
Sakon Nakhon City Gate

Sakon Nakhon City Gate

star Symbolic door of the city, it is not of great interest but is one of the most known monuments in Sakon Nakhon because often used in the photos illustrating the city.

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