Introducing Renu Nakhon
The village of Renu Nakhon is known for cotton weaving and there are many places around the village where you can watch the process. The local Phu Thai, a Thai tribe separate from mainstream Siamese and Lao, make and market their designs here. The finished products are sold in the big handicrafts market on the grounds of Wat Phra That Renu Nakhon (daylight hours), as well as at a string of nearby shops. The temple’s 36m tall thâat is a replica of the second chedi built in That Phanom and is considered very holy.
During local festivals, the Phu Thai sometimes hold folk-dance performances called fáwn lám phu thai, which celebrate their unique heritage.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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