Catagorize: Historical Sites & Monuments
Contact: Amphoe Na Dun, Maha Sarakham Tel. -
Phra That Na Dun, also known as the Buddhist Park of Isan (the Northeast), is a significant historic and archeological site. Artifacts recovered here greatly contributed to the understanding of the existence of the ancient city of Champa Si, many of which are now on display at the KhonKaen National Museum.
The most important artifact uncovered is a stupa (Chedi) believed to enshrine the holy relics of Lord Buddha, which had gold, silver and bronze caskets, originating from the Dvaravatiperiod of the 8th-10th century. During annual religious Makha Puja Day worship ceremonies, the area comes alive with commemorative activities.
To get there, from MahaSarakham City, take Highway No. 2040 viaAmphoeKae Dam and WapiPathum. Turn right onto Highway No. 2045 to Amphoe Na Dun. The religious site is 65 kilometers total from MahaSarakham town.