Phra That Na Dun Buddhist Park
From the city Maha Sarakham By Highway 2040 through Kae Dam District. Wapi Pathum district Turn right onto Highway 2045 to Na Dun district. The Buddhist Park is 65 kms from the city of Maha Sarakham.
Buddha of the East Located at Ban NaDun, Na Dun district , Mahasarakam province. The county has unearthed historical evidence, Archaeological represents prosperity in the past. In the past this area has been the site of the city of Champa Si. Many artifacts have been discovered and Presented at the National Museum in Khon Kaen. And more importantly, These were found in a three-layered container made of gold, silver, and bronze and encased in a round metal stupa.
The Thai government decided to set up a Buddhist Park here called Phra That Na Dun on 1,443 sq kms of land.
Around the stupa, or “phathat”, there are religious and cultural museums, a botanical garden and a herbal garden. The grounds are kept in good condition for an attraction that is free. These days, Phra That Na Dun has become an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists.
Annual fair of Phra That Na Dun Start in March between the Makha Bucha Day of every year. Activities to promote the importance of Buddhism, The succession of good practices Buddhism to remain like this forever.
In normal times, Phra That NaDun is open to visitors every day. Free Admission
Phra That NaDun is said to be dated from some time around the 9th century. It is beutiful, and a good place to visit. Avoid major festive days, as it can get very crowded. The park next door is used as a back-drop for photoshoots, very interesting to do some people watching.
How getting to there:
From Maha Sarakham, take Highway 2040 through Kae Dam District. Wapi Pathum district Then turn right onto Highway 2045 and turn right onto Highway 2389 a total distance of 65 kilometers from the city.
Address: Phra That, Na Dun District, Maha Sarakham 44180
Hours: Open today · Open 06.00 – 18.00