Top 10 Things to do in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand

July 24, 2017 Madelene Haan

Nakhon Phanom (Thai: นครพนม, pronounced [ná(ʔ).kʰɔ̄ːn pʰā.nōm]) is a town (thesaban mueang) in north-eastern Thailand, capital of Nakhon Phanom Province. The town covers the whole tambon Nai Mueang and Nong Saeng and parts of tambon At Samat and Nong Yat, all of Mueang Nakhon Phanom district. As of 2006 it had a population of 27,591. The town is 736 km north-east of Bangkok.
Restaurants in Nakhon Phanom

1. Wat Maha That Temple

Sunthonwichit Road., Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
Excellent
42%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Wat Maha That Temple

Reviewed By LeRoytheBoy - Melbourne Australia

I was fortunate enough to have a personal guide who told me about the history of this beautiful Temple. Reality is this is just not another Temple.
Inside is a bone of the original Buddha. That's historic.
I also learnt about some wreckage of this temple a few years ago and its rebuilding.
Of course you have to remove your shoes to go around, but it's well worth it. I did the customary 3 laps in bare feet on a stinking hot day, however they do have mats on the ground to prevent your feet from burning.
If you are in this part of Thailand you really must go to Wat Maha That Temple.
Rated 20 out of 10.
Must do

2. Paya Sri Satta Nakarat

Sunthorn Wichit Road, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
Excellent
46%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Paya Sri Satta Nakarat

Reviewed By Martyjustice - Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand

Beuatiful River walk. It's clean and there are NO vendor booths selling junk. I don't know how they did it, but I like it. Every other place in Thailand if there is something pretty, nice, and open it gets trashed by a 1000 street vendors. I did not see a single one. Just a beautiful, clean river walk. Thank you to the NKP local government to great idea.

3. Thai-Vietnamese Friendship Village

Na Jok Village, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand +66 81 471 7266
Excellent
12%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Thai-Vietnamese Friendship Village

Reviewed By Loki_UAV - Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

not to far out of town, though will need transport, or a nice bicycle ride. the place is to be taken with a grain of salt. some nice photos, and of course, his desk and chair, along with that coconut tree he planted..............hmm.
some old photos of him, not sure if worthy of a special trip, but if in the neighborhood.
been there a couple times, so it interest me, though now have a clone in Udon Thani, where he never visited, but hey, if brings in a few baht...........LOL

4. Nakornpathom Provincial Governor's Residence Museum

Sunthorn Vijit Road | Naimueang Subdistrict, Nakhon Phanom 48000, Thailand +66 42 513 490
Excellent
26%
Good
61%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Nakornpathom Provincial Governor's Residence Museum

Reviewed By Tinamue - Bangkok, Thailand

The photos and reviews written are about two different buildings. One building is on the river. It is now a museum, but used to be the provincial governor's mansion. It is very interesting to learn about the fire boat processions, the various tribal / ethnic groups that have settled in the area, and other historical aspects, so it is highly recommended to visit the museum.
The much larger building, which is located near the city pillar, is a library and unless you are proficient in written Thai, it is not worth a visit unless you are keenly interested in colonial style buildings.

5. Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church

Sunthorn Vijit Road | Naimueang Subdistrict, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
Excellent
27%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic Church

Reviewed By Pamm S

The church is ordinary building that serves its purpose, but the former residents of the abbot is very interesting, it is colonial style building with it looked very charming, there's nothing much on the ground to see but it is still interesting to visit the place.

6. The 3rd Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge

Baan Hom | At Samat Subdistrict, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
Excellent
22%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

The 3rd Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge

Reviewed By Lynn H - Sydney, Australia

It's about 11 kms from out of town, for something to do I suppose it's worth the drive for a photo or two

7. Mekong Underwater World

Nong Yat Dam, Nong Yat - Na Kae Road, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
Excellent
11%
Good
62%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Mekong Underwater World

Reviewed By Mekong164 - Bangkok, Thailand

Excellent aquarium with a selection of Freshwater fishes from the Mekong Basin. Some spectacular tanks with large species such as the Giant Chao Praya Catfish (wrongly displayed as Giant Mekong Catfish - it is not !!), Giant Carp, and so on. Very much worth a visit, you can easily spend a couple of hours there. I loved it !
Entrance fee 30 Bht.

8. Wat Okat Si Bua Ban

Naimueang Subdistrict, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Wat Okat Si Bua Ban

Reviewed By Gary G R - nong bua lam phu, Thailand

I had never been to this particular Wat (Temple) before. This is the most northern of the five temples on what I call "Temple Road." It is within easy walking distance from the Indochine Market another popular tourist attraction in Nakhon Phanom on the banks of the Mekong River. This Wat has two famous statues of Buddha worth seeing but they are housed behind a stainless steel structure to protect them. The grounds and buildings are well kept and worth the visit.

9. San Lak Mueang Nakorn Phanom

Apiban-Bancha Rd, Nakhon Phanom 48000, Thailand
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

San Lak Mueang Nakorn Phanom

Reviewed By scoobydave56 - cheshire

Very pictures temples all along the river about six or more starching a good mile or three all painted in reds gold white very impressive well worth seeing the culture

10. Vietnamese Memorial Clock Tower

Nakhon Phanom 48000, Thailand
Excellent
20%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
41%
Poor
13%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 15 reviews

Vietnamese Memorial Clock Tower

Reviewed By KianHian L - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

On the walking street of Nakhon Phanom. It was built by the Vietnamese resident at Nakhon Phanom before they return to their homeland in 1960 as a gift of remembrance for the people of Nakhon Phanom who has been hospital to them during their stay in the city.

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