Pratat Panom, Nakornpanom
The typical climate of the northeastern region of Thailand is usually windy and cool, dissimilar to the damp cold of the north, except for those provinces near the Thai-Laos border. These provinces are known for their mist in the winter, especially the lovely Nakorn Panom. Read more
Pratat Renoo-Nakorn is situated not far from Pratat Panom, in the district of Renoo-Nakorn and has been the center of faith and belief of locals since 1917. Visitors can pay respects and ask for good fortune and prosperity from the relics of Buddha and Buddhist saints. Afterwards, visitors are recommended to pay respects to Pra-Ong Saen, the most respected Buddha image of the Renoo-Nakorn people. Read more
Pratat Srikoon, the Tuesday guardian, is believed to grant you honor and charisma. The chedi of Pratat Srikoon is similar in shape to Pratat Panom only smaller and was built with the influence of Lanchang art. Relics of Pra Saributr, Pra Mokalana, and Pra sankajjayana are kept inside the chedi. Popular offerings are popped rice, traditional perfume, charred sticky rice, pink flowers, two candles, and eight incense sticks. The chant for Pratat Srikoon is ‘Ti Hung Ja Tou Ro Ti-nang’ and is considered to bring one affection. Read more
The typical climate of the northeastern region of Thailand is usually windy and cool, dissimilar to the damp cold of the north, except for those provinces near the Thai-Laos border. These provinces are known for their mist in the winter, especially the lovely Nakorn Panom. In ancient times, Nakorn Panom was the center of the glorious Sri Kotaboon Kingdom and the place where Pratat Panom, also known as the relics of the Lord Buddha’s chest, were kept. Apart from the religious importance, this particular province is culturally charming with diverse character, tasty local food, and faith in the birthday guardians.
Pratat Panom, similar to Pratat Haripoonchai of the north and Pratat Nakornsri Tammarat of the south, is one of the greatest and most important Buddha’s relics of Thai northeastern people who consider it once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit and pay respects. The relics are covered by a tall and slender lotus-shaped chedi decorated with paintings and engravings of golden-birds influenced by the Jampa art of southern Vietnam. The chedi was damaged in 1975 from a ferocious storm but was later renovated to its former condition.
Visitors are recommended to pay a visit in the 3rd lunar month of the year. At the time, there is the annual Pratat Panom fair that is considered a splendid event of northeastern people.