Wat Pho Si Nai Burial Site

Udon Thani Province

A 700m walk east of the Ban Chiang National Museum (turn left out of the museum and keep going), this is the largest of the burial grounds excavated in the town and the only one kept open for tourism. It has a cluster of 52 individual bodies, most from the late period (300 BC to AD 200), buried with pottery. Due to flooding, the whole site is now a replica, with the skeletons made of resin – the real ones are in the museum.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Udon Thani Province attractions

1. Tai Phuan House

0.17 MILES

About 300m southwest of the burial site (follow the signs for 'Phuan House which the King and Queen visited in 1972'), this traditional Isan house is…

2. Sor Hong Daeng Ban Chiang Weaving Group

0.21 MILES

This women's weaving group mostly makes indigo-dyed cotton fabric, including mát·mèe. Visitors are welcome. It's an 800m walk from the museum; turn left…

3. Wat Pa Lelai

0.49 MILES

This temple is 500m north of the burial site, across the little bridge. The awesome childlike murals in the white two-storey storage building at the back…

4. Ban Chiang National Museum

0.49 MILES

This excellent museum, developed with some assistance from the Smithsonian Institution, exhibits a wealth of pottery from all Ban Chiang periods, plus…

5. Red Lotus Sea

19.13 MILES

You'll see pictures of the Red Lotus Sea (really, it's a pink water-lily lake) all over Udon as it's now one of Isan's top attractions, but few Westerners…

6. Kumphawapi

25.2 MILES

Like a little Lopburi, this otherwise ordinary rural market town 50km southeast of Udon Thani has a troop of monkeys living alongside its human residents…

8. Sanjao Pu-Ya

28.82 MILES

This large Chinese temple on the southern shore of Nong Bua lake attests to the wealth of the local Thai-Chinese community. At its heart, the Pu-Ya Shrine…