Top Choice Buddhist Temple in That Phanom

Wat Phra That Phanom

This temple is a potent and beautiful place; even if you're feeling templed-out, you'll likely be impressed. At its hub is a stupa (tâht), more impressive than any in present-day Laos and highly revered by Buddhists…
Museum in That Phanom

That Phanom Museum

The museum near Wat Phra That Phanom tells the history of the tâht (in English) and also displays a collection of old Buddha images, plus a hodgepodge assortment of pottery, gongs, US presidential commemorative coin…
Buddhist Temple in That Phanom

Wat Hua Wiang Rangsi

This riverside temple has a bóht built in 1921 and the paintings inside are in excellent condition for their age, though they're central Thai rather than Isan style. A Tai-Lao Open-Border Market takes place in front…
Monument in That Phanom

Kong Gate

Standing tall on the road in front of Wat Phra That Phanom is an arch that symbolically connects the tâht to the Mekong. The block of French Indochinese architecture between the arch and the river is reminiscent of …
Stupa in That Phanom

Replica Stupa

Short replica of how Wat Phra That Phanom may have looked, in a pond in front of the temple.