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Visit Wat Nong Wang (Khon Kaen)

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Wat Nong Wang

Thai name : วัดหนองว่าง

GPS : 16.40807780,102.83439158 (See on the map)
Khon Kaen

Presentation

Wat Nong Wang isthe most famous temple in Khon Kaen. Located south of the city on Klangmuang Road, it is an impressive building with its 9 floors showing a bit of the culture, tradition and history of the temple, Buddhism and monks.
This is a must-visit for any stay in Khon Kaen. Especially because in addition to the building and its delightful colorful paintings, each floor has a balcony with floor mosaics representing animals (there even is a dinosaur). And the more we climbed the floors, the more we have a beautiful 360 degree view over the city and Khon Kaen's lake (Bung Kaen Nakhon lake) just opposite.
You can also find the name of Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon to call the temple like on the maps provided by TAT.

Practical information about Wat Nong Wang

No admission fee
The temple is open to the public from 7am to 5pm
Bus lines number 8, 14 and 23 can drop you at Wat Nong Wang.

Find Wat Nong Wang on the map

Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Nong Wang is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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