Wat Phra That Nong Bua

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Ubon Ratchathani , Thailand
Street Th Thammawithi
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Lonely Planet review

The gleaming gold and white chedi at this temple loosely resembles the Mahabodhi stupa in Bodhgaya, India, and inside is another beautiful golden chedi (open 8am to 6pm). The latter was built in 1956 to honor of 2500 years of Buddhism, and the 55m exterior went up over it 12 years later. It's the only square stupa in Ubon Province unless you count the four similar but smaller ones at the corners. The adjacent wihan vaguely resembles the Mahaparinirvana temple in Kushinagar, India, where the Buddha died. It's on the outskirts of town; to get there, take sŏrng·tăa·ou 10.