Sights & Attractions
Nakhon PhanomOperating day:
DailyOperating time: 08.00 - 18.00
Sonthornvijit Road, Amphoe Mueang, Nakhon Phanom
Tel. +66 4251 3490-1
Category : Churches
Attraction Details :
Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic church is one of ancient chapels in Nakhon Phanom town located right on the river at the far north end. The church is situated on Suntornwichit road along the Khong River, at Nong Saeng Village, Muang district, the opposite side of Laos. It was constructed in 1926 by Christian reverend called Edour Namlab. The church represents a melting pot of diverse ethnic cultures and traditions including Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, and Laotians. The architectural interior design of this monument is uniquely beautiful with colonial style made of bricks. Certain constructing materials were imported from Saigon, Vietnam. The church was turned into Edour Namlab Foundation. The church was once used for holding Christian ceremonies, but it was later bombed by France during conflict period with Indochina. Later it has been renovated and before Christmas Eve, Christians will make different styles of stars and put them together in the church. The church stands as a symbol of an international city that welcomes inhabitants from all walks of life.
To visit, you can travel by plane via AirAsia or Nokair airline to Udon Thani train station ad continue by car to Nakhon Phanom for about 250 kilometers. To travel by car, from Bangkok, take the highway 1 Paholyothin-Saraburi at kilometers 107 and then take the highway 2 via Mittrapap through Nakhon Ratchasima until reaching Ban Pai district in Kon Kaen province. Then take the highway 23 through Mahasarakham, Kalasin, Sakolnakhon to Nakhon Phanom via Nittayo road. Then turn left to the port Nakhon Phanom-Ta Kaek. Continue on the Khong River route or Suntornwichit road passing through the police office and the Provincial Governor Office. Saint Anna Nong Saeng Catholic church is on your left.
For more information, please contact 042516050. Fax 042516187 or Tourism Authority of Thailand in Nakhon Phanom: 184/1 Suntornwichit road, Nai Muang sub-district, Muang district in Nakhon Phanom 4800 Tel: 042-513490-1 Fax: 042-513492
How to get there :
The church is located on Sonthornvijit Road.