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Namtok Phu Tham Phra  Like other waterfalls at Phu Wua, it has water only in the rainy season.


Namtok Chanaen  It is 100 m wide and has two tiers with an interval of 300 m. The path to the waterfall passes Khua Hin or a natural stone bridge of around 100 m long, where a phenomenon of water disappearing under the bridge can be witnessed.


Phra Chao Ong Tu Located in the Tha Bo district of Nong Khai, this temple is home to the famous crying

Buddha. According to the tale, this Buddha image shed tears when art thieves cut off its hand, and did not

stop until the hand was returned.This temple is located just 3 km outside of Nong Khai, and is accessible

by way of Route 211.



Wat Pho Chai  is arguably the most important of Nong  Khai's temples as it

houses the Luangpho Phra Sai, a sacred image of the Buddha which is highly

revered by the people of Nong Khai.



The Luangpho Phra Sai, cast from yellow gold in the posture of Subduing Mara,

is centuries old dating back to the ancient Lan Chang Empire. The legend goes

that the three daughters of the King of Lan Chang commissioned three such

images of the Buddha were given names corresponding to the names of the

three daughters,Phra Soem, Phra Suk and Phra Sai. There is a large mural

housed at Wat Pho Chai that was painted as a historic record of this event.


The three images, originally housed in Vientiane, were brought to Nong Khai

over 200 years ago, during the reign of King Rama III. However Phra Suk fell in

to the river during a v iolent storm whilst in transit to Nong Khai by boat on the

Mekong.


The two  surviving images were placed in Wat Pho Chai and Wat Ho

Klong. Later, during the Reign of  King Rama IV, Phra Soem  was taken to

Bangkok, leaving Phra Sai at Wat Pho Chai.



Nong Khai Province, Page 5, Places to visit, Wat Pho Chai Temple, Phra Chao Ong Tu.
Nong Khai Province, Page 5, Places to visit, Wat Pho Chai Temple, Phra Chao Ong Tu.

Nong Khai Province, Places to visit, Wat Pho Chai Temple, Phra Chao Ong Tu.