Phra That Choeng Chum
The Buddha’s relic of Sakon Nakhon, Muang District, Sakon Nakhon Province.
Nong Han, the big lake in central Sakon Nakhon, is where Phra That Choeng Chum has been located for more than 100 years. According to the legend, the Buddha came along the Khong River. When he reached Nong Han Luang City, he preached a sermon to the king of the city. During the teaching, the Buddha’s footprint appeared on a stone. Then, it sank into the water. The king and Vishnu decided to build a stone pagoda at the place where the footprint in the stone disappeared. That pagoda is Phra That Choeng Chum, which is now in Cheong Chum Wora Maha Wihan Temple. The relic is 30 meters high covering the old one which was made of laterite. The relic is fashioned in the Lan Chang style which is in a lotus square shape. The base of the relic has four arched entrances. Beside the relic is the position that Luang Por Ong Saen is located.
After worshiping Phra That Choeng Chum, there is another attraction called Pa Sutdhawas Temple. This is the place that the museums of Lung Por Mun Buritatto and Luang Por Louis Chantasaro are located. The museum of Luang Por Louis Chantasaro was designed by King Rama IX.
The thing that tourists should not miss is dropping by to taste a dish of fried egg, Chinese sausage, white pork sausage, minced pork, and leeks. The ingredients are fried with butter in an aluminum pan. You can try it at all markets in Sakon Nakhon. Ma Mao is one of the well-known souvenirs available here. It is a local fruit with high a nutritional value made into red wine and beverages. You can buy it at all stores and the center of Sakon Nakhon Products.