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Wat Nong Wang Temple, Khon Kaen  and Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon or The 9 storey Stupa.

Wat Nong Wang Temple, Khon Kaen  is on the road surrounding the Kaen Nakhon Lake in Khon Kaen, Bueng Kaen Nakhon This is probably the most famous temple in Khon Kaen and it is a must see on your visit to Khon Kaen. Nong Wang Temple is on the west side of Kaen Nakhon lake.

It is a 9 storey temple, with each of the floors showing a bit of the culture, tradition and history of the temple, Buddhism and monks. At the temple you are allowed to climb all the way to the top. On the first floor, you can see the Buddha, make a donation to the temple and enjoy the great paintings on the wall.

And don’t forget to comply with Thai culture and believes by not wearing inappropriate clothing. If you do forget, however, the temple provide extra clothes at the entrance that you could borrow during your stay inside the temple. The temple is open 7 days a week and at night time the lights outside the temple is turned on, a chance to see another view of this beautiful temple.

Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon,  The Great Buddha's Relics or The Nine Story Stupa Located in Wat Nong Waeng, is a Thai royal temple of the old town. Wat Nong Waeng is located close to Kaen Nakhon marsh on Klangmuang Road, Muang District. Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon was established to celebrate the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej's accession to the throne and to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Khon Kaen province's establishment. Its thorough spire, Issan fishnet shape, Indochina-Dvaravati Era Style, imitated Phra That Kham Kaen. Its base is a square shape of 50 metres on each side and 80 metres in height, where are situated the four-mini-Buddha's relics in each corner sheltered by a seven-head-naga crystal wall.

Inside the Great Buddha's Relics Temple there are nine stories which are;

On the 1st story, crystal houses for relics of the Lord Buddha are stationed on a movable throne with 3 Buddha images in the middle. On the left are a lot of Buddha's chest bone relics and a lot of disciples' relics contained in the glass jars. Besides there are 108 monk's alms-bowl tables, which each bowl represents one of Buddha’s disciples; moreover, people offer coins to get good luck in their life and their family.

Go straight to pay respect for the Buddha’s image on each birthday to bring good luck. You can also check out your life and cast lots with a Chinese fortuneteller and a brass elephant helping you making all decisions.