Nakhon Phanom (the “city of hills”) is located on the banks of the Mekong River. The scenery of region is truly idyllic, with jungle-covered mountains rising along the Laotian border and the picaresque beauty of the majestic Mekong.
Like other provinces of the region, Nakhon Phanom’s history dates back several thousand years and combines a number of unique cultures and ethnic traditions. The strongest of these is the Lao influence seen everywhere in the province from the architecture to the cuisine.
Nakhon Phanom is also home to Phra That Phanom, a sacred monument for both Laotians and Thais. They make yearly pilgrimages to this ancient religious site, asking for blessings and making offerings. Visitors can experience the unique customs of the Bai-Sri-Su-Kwan ceremony as they watch the fusion of Thai and Lao cultures.