Khon Kaen

Wat Nong Waeng

Monastery under royal patronage, the Wat Nong Waeng is the main temple in the city of Khon Kaen, or at least the most famous. Bordering Lake Kaen Nakhorn, this temple is recognized by its pyramid-shaped pagoda. It has become in two decades the emblem of the city of Khon Kaen. If it looks immense from a distance, it is up close that we realize the amplitude of this structure reaching 80 meters in height.

Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakorn

Named Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakorn, this Chedi is open to the public, with its nine floors to climb, houses sacred relics at the bottom of the building and the top.

On the ground floor, this large room is mainly used by the faithful coming to pray in large numbers, especially on weekends, and to make offerings and merits to the monastic community.


Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakorn

Each level of this pyramid-like at Wat Nong Waeng in Khon Kaen has a specific theme or function. For example, the second floor is a museum on the culture of Isan, while the ninth, the last, is where the sacred relics are stored. The 6 the floor is a preceptor hall, its doors and windows are carved and feature the Vejsandhorn Jataka tales.

The higher you climb the stupa, the clearer the view becomes. On each floor, you can step out onto the balcony and enjoy a 360-degree view as you turn around the structure. watch your head when going up the stairs, especially towards the last levels, the ceiling is sometimes… very low. Of course, the last floor has the best view of Khon Kaen.

If it’s crowded, Stay on the eighth floor rather than the ninth, it’s simpler and wider.

The Wat Nong Waeng in Khon Kaen is one of the top attractions of the city. You shouldn’t leave the city before taking your time to come to visit this magnificent temple.

Wat Nong Waeng khon kaen at night:

There is something magical at night in the city of khon kaen. Go to the Kaen Nakhon lake (east Side) after 6 Pm, you will see the Wat Nong at night. And it looks like you are in Paris… from around the lake. With its shape at night, the temple is like the Eiffel tower. That’s why many Thai couples enjoy the sunset in this part of the town.