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Luang Pho Phra Chao Ong Tue
Luang Pho Phra Chao Ong Tue

Nong Khai

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    Ban Nam Mong, Mu 8, Tambon Nam Mong, Amphoe Tha Bo, Nong Khai

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   Installed in the area of Wat Si Chomphu Ong Tue, Ban Nam Mong, this large Buddha image was made from bronze by the royal artist of the old Lan Chang Empire in the north with a graceful features; 4 metre-high image is sitting cross-legged in the attitude of subduing Mara with a lap width of 3.29 m. The holy image is widely respected from villagers on both side of Mekhong River. According to a stone inscription, this image was built in 1562 by the royal command of Phra Chaiyachettha, King of Nakhon Wiang. The metals used included gold, brass, and silver, weighing a total of one Tue (an ancient scale of Isan) and it took seven years and seven months to finish. The province has a fair to pay homage to Luangpho Phrachao Ong Tue every year on the full moon day in the fourth lunar month.

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From the town of Nong Khai, take Highway 2 to Udon Thani and switch to Highway 211 (Nong Khai – Tha Bo). At Km 31, follow a road sign on the left to the temple for around 1 km.

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