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Phu Wiang National Park  

How to get there: from downtown Khon Kaen, visitors can get there via Highway 12 and

connect to Highway 2038, bound for Amphoe Phu Wiang.  From  Amphoe  Phu Wiang,

talk the Phu Wiang - Ban Muaeng Mai Road, passing the national park unit, Pak Chong

Phu  Wiang at  kilometre  23. Turn  left at  kilometre  30 at  Ban Pho  Reservoir and the

national parks headquarters is eight kilometres away. The headquarters features an

exhibition about the dinosaurs and fossils found in the area.

P.O.Box 1, Nai Muang Sub-district,  Amphur Phu Wiang   Khon Kaen   Thailand 40150

Tel. 0 4335 8073   0 4335 8073   08 5852 1771   08 5852 1771  Fax 0 4335 8073   

0 4335 8073   E-mail Phuwiangnp71@hotmail.com

Wat Sa Bua Kaeo  The temple is located at Ban Wang Khun. The mural and sculptural works of this temple is worth a visit. Crouching guardian lion replicas are on both sides of the stairway leading up to the Ubosot, ordination hall, with sculptures of men stretching their legs in front in front. Luangpho Phui, preceptor of the temple, created all these sculptures. Murals on four walls of this concrete ordination hall, both exterior and interior, features the peoples' lifestyle, history of the Lord Buddha, heaven and hell and folklore. The pictures are separated by the so - called Sinthao line, a flash-shape pattern which is widely found in murals from the Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods, not in the Isan region. By the unique brushwork, the murals mirror freedom of the artist in expressing emotion into the pictures, trees and animals, like Western impressionists. The favourite colours include yellow, indigo, red ochre, green, blue and black.

How to get there: From downtown Khon Kaen, visitors can go via Highway 2 ( Mitraphap Road ) , heading to Amphoe Phon for 75 kilometres, then turn left to Highway 207 bound for Amphoe Nong Song Hong for another 17 kilometres. At kilometre 27-28, turn right at Ban Wang Khun and go ahead for a kilometre.

Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon or The 9 Storey Stupa   Located in  Wat Nong Waeng, a royal temple on  

Klang  Mueang Road, the  Phra  Mahathat houses relics of the Lord  Buddha and important  Buddhist

scriptures. Doors and  windows of  the nine  storey's of  the  Stupa are beautifully carved,featuring

the life and former  reincarnations of the Lord Buddha, 16 classes of  visible deities

in the Brahmas world, and Buddhist rites.Murals within the Stupa feature history

of the town. The top  floor, on the   9th storey,  houses relics of the Lord Buddha.

Visitors can enjoy a   panoramic view of the town from there. Wat  Nongwang is

located south of the city on Klangmuang Road. This Wat was built at the cost of

around 40 million baht ( larger article on the Temple next four pages )

Khon Kaen Province, Page 7, Phu Wiang National Park , Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon
Khon Kaen Province, Page 7, Phu Wiang National Park , Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon
Khon Kaen Province, Page 7a, Wat Nong Wang Temple, Khon Kaen  and Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon or The 9 storey Stupa.