Wat Po Chai

Tham Phra waterfall is one of the beautiful falls located in the Phu Wua wild life sanctuary about 40 kilometers from Bung Khong Long. It can be reached by boat, taking about 15 minutes the route passing Nam Ning brook. Read more

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Don’t miss visiting Pra Sai, the most respected and sacred Buddha statue of Wat Po Chai. Originally, there were three statues in total; Pra Sai, Pra Sook, and Pra Serm, located in Wiang Chan. When the Anuwong rebellion took place in the reign of King Rama III, the King ordered all the three statues to be transported to a safer place. On the way, Pra Sook accidentally sank in the Khong River. Read more

With a serene and pleasant atmosphere, Wat Hin Mhak Peng is considered a suitable place for meditating and practicing Dharma. If visitors have plenty of time, they can come here to meditate and regain their composure. People who are interested can telephone 042 421 409 for more information Read more

Don’t miss visiting Pra Sai, the most respected and sacred Buddha statue of Wat Po Chai. Originally, there were three statues in total; Pra Sai, Pra Sook, and Pra Serm, located in Wiang Chan. When the Anuwong rebellion took place in the reign of King Rama III, the King ordered all the three statues to be transported to a safer place. On the way, Pra Sook accidentally sank in the Khong River. Pra Serm was taken to Wat Patumwanaram by King Rama IV. The cart that carried Pra Sai, however, broke down in front of Wat Po Chai and, believing it was some kinds of prophecy, the statue was placed there.

Wat Po Chai is situated in Nai Mueng Sub district, Mueng District, Nongkai.

Tourists are encouraged to visit in April around the Songkran Festival. Pra Sai is annually bathed in scented water and paraded around the town. The festival draws a massive number of people each year.