Wat Si Mongkhon Tai

Northeastern Thailand

According to one of the many legends associated with it, this temple's 2m-tall Phra Chao Ong Luang Buddha image is older than the city itself and was unearthed during Mukdahan's construction. It sits in a simple but lovely bóht. The ceramic-encrusted northern gate was built as a gesture of friendship by the city's large Vietnamese community in 1954.

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