Sakon Nakhon town sits at the edge of the 32-square-kitometre Nong
Han Lake (Thailand's largest natural lake).
The whole province is filled with lakes and rivers, offering a different
in landscape to the rest of the Northeast.
Temple attractions include Wat Phra That Choeng Chum, one of the Northeast's
most sacred spots, whose main chedi was built over 10th century Khmer
prang. Wat Pa Suthawat has a small museum dedicated to the famous
meditation monk, Phra Acharn Man Bhuritatto. Wat Phra That Narai Cheng
Weng has an old Khmer prang, and many stone carvings.
The province marts the end of Buddhist Lent with great festivity,
involving a procession of intricately carved wax shrines (castles)
and exciting boat racing on Nong Han Lake. Phu Phan National Park,
close to the border with Kalasin, has some well-maintained hiking
trails through its mountains, two popular waterfalls and a variety