Even if you only have a day to spend in Nakhon Phanom, it is possible to see some of the province's most revered temples and beautiful old buildings. The province, situated about 700km northeast of Bangkok, is a melting pot of cultures, with historic influences from the Thai-Lao, Yo, Phuthai, Kui, So, Kaloeng, Khmu, Saek, Thai-Chinese and Thai-Vietnamese peoples.
HM Queen Sirikit’s Golden Jubilee National Library.
According to the 10th Regional Office of Fine Arts, present-day Nakhon Phanom is on land where people settled from prehistoric times to the Rattanakosin period. Traces of prehistoric human settlement were found near the Kam, Oon and Yam rivers. To the east near the Mekong River, are historical sites from the Lan Chang (ancient Lao Kingdom) and Rattanakosin periods and Western-style architecture with the influence of Vietnamese art.
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