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Wat Prataat Nongbua, Ubon Rachatani

Wat Prataat Nongbua, Ubon Rachatani

In Wat Prataat Nongbua, you will find a huge exquisite golden chedi which is held sacred by all Ubon Rachatani people and is regarded as a symbol of the province, reflecting the faith and reverence of Ubon Buddhists. The chedi, which is called Prataat Chedi Sri Mahapo and shares some resemblance to “Sikara” of Pihan District, India, is the principle chedi of the temple at 56-meters in height and with traditional stucco decoration by skilled Ubon artisans. Wat Prataat Nongbua is situated on Tammawitee Road, Mueng District, Ubon Rachatani. Prataat Chedi Sri Mahapo is influenced by the art of candle carving, the epitome of Ubon Rachatani artistry. Four smaller yet as exquisite chedis were also built at the four corners of Prataat Chedi Sri Mahapo.