Must see attractions in Nakhon Phanom

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    Ho Chi Minh House

    The best of the three Ho Chi Minh–related attractions in Ban Na Chok village, this is a replica of the simple wooden house where 'Uncle Ho' sometimes…

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    Former Governor's Residence Museum

    Museum Juan, as it's also known, is on the riverfront and fills a beautiful restored 1925 mansion with photos of old Nakhon Phanom, many labelled in…

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    Mekong Walking Street

    This street market has little in the way of arts and crafts, but there's plenty of souvenirs and, of course, lots of food. The historic buildings give it…

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    Wat Okat

    Predating the town, Wak Okat is home to Phra Tiow and Phra Tiam, two sacred wooden Buddha images covered in gold that sit on the highest pedestal in the…

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    Ho Chi Minh Memorial

    Aiming for the tour bus crowd, there's a tasteful shrine at the centre of this walled complex in Ban Na Chok village, but the fake mountain, souvenir…

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    Wat Si Thep

    This historic temple's bóht (ordination hall) has a lot of flair. It's surrounded by statues of têp (angels) and has a colourful triptych on the back wall…

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    Ho Chi Minh Museum

    This is the least visited but most educational of the three Ho Chi Minh–related attractions in Ban Na Chok village. Covering his whole life, it's mostly…

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    Mekong Underwater World

    Though this place is much smaller than the Nong Khai aquarium and lacking any Mekong catfish (þlah bèuk) on our last visit, it's still mildly enjoyable to…

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    Wat Maha That

    The 24m-tall, gold-and-white Phra That Nakhon chedi here resembles the previous chedi built at That Phanom.

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    Clock Tower

    This clock tower stands prominently in the centre of town.