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Amnat Charoen

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Attractions in Amnat Charoen province in Thailand

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Tucked in at the southern end of the l-san plateau, 583 km. from Bangkok, Amnat Charoen is one of Thailand's newest provinces, created in 1993 when it was upgraded from being a district of Ubon Ratchathani.

Wat Tham Saeng Phet

Phra Mongkhon Ming Mueang

Wat Phra Lao Thep Nimit

Ban Kham Phra Handicraft Centre

 

Attractions in Amnat Charoen

Phra Mongkhon Ming Mueang

This 20-metre high Buddha image, the most sacred in the province, is enshrined at Wat Dan Phra Bat, located 3 km. from the provincial capital. The temple also houses the Phra La Hai Buddha image, discovered in a pond in 1962, when the temple was under renovation, and widely believed to bring good fortune to worshippers.

Wat Tham Saeng Phet

This is a meditation sanctuary, located 14 km. from town, and consists of the hilltop chapel with a principal Buddha image, and is set amidst rocks that reflect the light and sparkle like diamonds.

Wat Phra Lao Thep Nimit

The temple, 40 km. from Amnat Charoen town, has a Lanna-style chapel that enshrines an 18th-century Buddha statue that, with its blend of Lanna and Lao Influences, is considered one of the most beautiful images in the Northeast.

Wat Chaiya Tikaram

Located in Ban Phon Mueang, the temple houses a 55-centimetre tall Buddha image in Lao style.

Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park

Accessed between Km. 24 and 26 of Highway 2227, 60 km. from Amnat Charoen town, the park covers a mountainous area of 252 sq. km. where the fertile jungle is the habitat of a great number of different plants.

Amphoe Chanuman

About 80 km. from the provincial capital, this is a tranquil area beside the Mekong River set amid fine natural scenery. Rapids surface during the dry season (February-May).

Ban Kham Phra Handicraft Centre

On Hua Taphan-Amnat Charoen Road, 37 km. from the provincial capital, the centre offers a selection of handicraft products, notably khit fabric and items made from the material.

 

Special event in Amnat Charoen

Boat Racing

November
Held in front of Chanuman district office, the festival features decorative boats from Lao P.D.R., as well as neighbouring provinces.

 

Shopping in Amnat Charoen

Silk is produced in many villages of Amphoe Phana, Lue Amnat and Hua Taphan, while the traditional Khit pillow is a famous handicraft of Amphoe Hua Taphan.

 

 

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