Monday, 11 August 2014

Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon

Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon

Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon (Thai: พระมหาธาตุแก่นนคร), details on 

Belongs to Wat Nong Waeng วัดหนองแวงพระอารามหลวง.

On the western shore of Kaen Nakon lake, easily accessible by foot from town.

Illuminated at night, reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower.

Some weird stuff inside: human skeleton, albino cobra and turtle, shredded banknotes sealed in plastic bags (top shelf above the seashells):

View from top floor (9th floor):

Verdict: it is large, beautiful, unique, well known and easily recognizable, but alone cannot justify trip from Bangkok.

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  1. great, looks better in day time, can one climb upper floors ? if yes, , how high we can go

  2. It has 9 floors and you can visit all of them.


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