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Phra That Phanom

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Phra That Phanom

New Year’s Fastival, during this time temples many areas would be so busy, especially Wat Phra That Phanom Woramahawihan, the location of the sacred place”Phra That Phanom, the atmosphere of travel of this place would be more enjoyable. What is this place interesting? Let see it now,

Phra That Phanom is located within Wat Phra That Phanom Woramahawihan beside the Mekhong River, Tambon That Phanom, Amphoe That Phanom, Nakhon Phanom province. It is relics with a long history, and is regarded as the most ancient relics in the Isan region, which inscribed in the caption in the temple Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram.

Phra That Phanom

Phra That Phanom

The histories of construction Phra That Phanom, According to legend, Phra That Phanom is enshrined the Buddha’s breast bone relics (Bone in the chest) where Phra Mahakasyapa brings to enshrined. The relics have been built since the kingdom of Sri Khotrabrun around the 535 BC. By the five kings, consist of Phraya Chulanee Phutthaya, Praya Nantasen, Phraya Intapat, Phraya Khamdeng and Phraya Suwannapunt with troops. The legend of the pattern of the relics, Believed to be decorated by God Indra and Angels. There are plaques that engrave the image of ancient king. There is a stone carving of the ancient king, a native art of the Dhvaravati people in the 13th – 15th century. It is the oldest ancient pagoda of Northeast. After that the Phra That Phanom continues restored until 1942. Wat Phra That Phanom has been promoted to a higher status as a royal monastery on type of Woramahawihan. And later on August 11, 1975, heavy rain together with the ancient relics of Phra That Phanom has collapsed. Bring grief to Buddhists, with faith of Buddhists, Phra That Phanom has been restored, it was completed on March 23, 1979. Present, the relics are square in form of brick. The width of each side is 12.33 meters and 53.6 meters in height. And the wall is surrounded by 4-storey relics. The Phra That Phanom but only relics of year of the Monkey. It is also relics of people born on Sunday. It also a sacred place for not only Thai Buddhists, but Phra That Phanom also received the respect of the Lao Buddhists as well. There will be a worship of Phra That Phanom during Khuen 12 kham to Raem 1 kham duean 3 of every year. During the festival period, there sacrifices dance by the villagers of Nakhon Phanom that have faith for Phra That Phanom, to show beautiful dance style. This is another place we should not miss.

Wat Phra That Phanom According to legend, this structure contains The Buddha’s breast bone, and as such, it is one of the most important Theravada Buddhist structures in the region.


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