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Gifts & Souvenirs in Dan Sai

Kawinthip Hattakham

This shop selling Phi Ta Khon masks and other festival-related souvenirs makes for a fun browse. It also has bike hire (100B per day) and coffee. It's about 500m further down the same street as the Phi Ta Khon Museu…
Notable Building in Dan Sai

Phra That Si Songrak

The most highly revered stupa in Loei Province, this whitewashed Lao-style chedi (stupa) stands 20m high and was built in 1560–63 on what was then the Thai–Lao border as a gesture of unity between the Lao kingdom of…
Buddhist Temple in Dan Sai

Wat Neramit Wiphatsana

Built on a wooded hill just outside town, this gorgeous meditation temple features buildings made of unplastered laterite blocks. The massive bóht hosts a faithful copy of Phitsanulok's Chinnarat Buddha and wonderfu…
Museum in Dan Sai

Phi Ta Khon Museum

Wat Phon Chai, the temple behind the big white gate, plays a major role in the Phi Ta Khon festivities, so it's an appropriate home for this museum. It has a collection of costumes worn during the celebrations and a…